wikipedia is just a pile of junk. everyone can put in it, and
unfortunately do.

Meanwhile, in print encyclopedias, I see that with restricted writing
access and strict editing processes there are typically systemic biases
and subtler mistakes that are much easier to overlook -- and the mistakes
not only persist until the next edition, but often exist for decades,
whereas finding a mistake in Wikipedia is fixable within five minutes.

and 3 others are added.

The key is that an encyclopedia should never be the *end* of your
research.  It's basically just a place to look for key terms to research

actually what i do - to get the first glance on subject, THEN checking more precisely.

but quite often it's crap even at the first glance
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