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Do you think WikiAnswers is better than Wikipedia?

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May 16, 2010 10:46PM

Users share their opinions:

  • It depends on what you wants to know. Wikipedia is like an encyclopedia, and gives detailed articles on the given topic. WikiAnswers, on the other hand, gives specific answers to specific questions. They are both good for their intended purpose.
  • No. WikiAnswers suffers from a small number of active participants and the resulting lack of peer review.

    Additionally, the questions are often asked in a context-free way, which makes providing an appropriate level of answer difficult.

  • I'm not sure. Some things you can find on Wikipedia and other things you can't find on WikiAnswers. But you can also find things on WikiAnswers that aren't on Wikipedia! Very confusing, really.