So it's always annoyed me that teachers say "DON'T USE WIKIPEDIA IT'S BAD!" and what not. I still use it anyway, but the fact is that schools blacklist it as a source for research. I thought this would be an interesting debate topic on that note: Is Wikipedia a legitimate source of information or not? There are cases of people making successful edits to Wikipedia that are indeed false, but a majority of the time the information is real and genuine. In the end it's really just a combination of information from various sites onto one page. Most info is sourced, and the info that isn't is usually irrelevant or on a topic that isn't documented enough to have sources. As for vandalism, most important pages are locked from edits (such as the pages of key people and events in history) and there are thousands of people undoing edits daily. Even then, most vandalism is obvious. Vandals aren't smart enough, most of the time, to make an edit that looks legit. Usually they'll just wipe the page with "____ LOVES DICK IN THEIR MOUTH LOLOLOL" or just insert stupid crap that's obviously fake. I use Wikipedia for a lot of my research, both for school and for personal study, and it has yet to misinform me. What do you think? Just remember, keep it civilized, keep it reasonable. Agreeing to disagree is always an option.