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    The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team currently being ruined by Jim O'brien.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pacers

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    Way way too funny!

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    LoL
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    You missed this part at the bottom:


    Head Coaches
    Main article: List of Indiana Pacers head coaches
    There have been 13 head coaches for the Pacers franchise. Larry Staverman was the first coach of the team in 1967, when the team was in the ABA. Coach Bobby Leonard holds the most win in franchise history with 328 in his 12 season with the Pacers. Larry Brown came to the Pacers and led the team to many playoff appearances after the acquisition of star Reggie Miller. Larry Bird took over the team in 1997 and coached until 2000. Bird took the Pacers to their only NBA Finals appearance in the 1999-2000 season. The current head coach of the Pacers is Jim O'Brien, who has coached the team since 2007. Indiana is in need of a new coach, and is accepting applications in person at Larry Birds house in French Lick.

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    Basketball isn't played with computers, spreadsheets, and simulations. ChicagoJ 4/21/13

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    In person? Hell, I thought all you had to do was call him.

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    all right, someone needs to fess up

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    what about McBob's beard?

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    See? I told y'all that Wikipedia is a reliable source of information.

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    You missed this part at the bottom:


    The current head coach of the Pacers is Jim O'Brien, who has coached the team since 2007. Indiana is in need of a new coach, and is accepting applications in person at Larry Birds house in French Lick.
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    See? I told y'all that Wikipedia is a reliable source of information.
    Bull **** it is.

    Larry doesn't live anywhere near French Lick anymore. Funny joke, though.

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    Looks like everything's been changed back.

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    That's why Wikipedia is an irrelevant source for collecting research.

    Although that's a true statement.

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    That's why Wikipedia is an irrelevant source for collecting research.

    Although that's a true statement.
    Are you kidding? Wikipedia is just as accurate as an encyclopedia. Encyclopedia's are wrong all the time. You just have to read between the lines sometimes to get the truth.

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    Are you kidding? Wikipedia is just as accurate as an encyclopedia. Encyclopedia's are wrong all the time. You just have to read between the lines sometimes to get the truth.
    Sure, a lot of the information is accurate, but many articles are not cited properly or at all. Since Wikipedia is based off of user-entries and not from an accredited source, i.e. Brittanica, Library of Congress, et al., you cannot validate the information 100% accurately.

    Since many of the sources come from other websites or news articles, much information tends to be biased or from an institution with a personal agenda.

    No, Wikipedia is not as accurate as an encyclopedia, and should only be used in reference to a quick question, and not to be used AT ALL for educational purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke dynamite View Post
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    Sure, a lot of the information is accurate, but many articles are not cited properly or at all. Since Wikipedia is based off of user-entries and not from an accredited source, i.e. Brittanica, Library of Congress, et al., you cannot validate the information 100% accurately.

    Since many of the sources come from other websites or news articles, much information tends to be biased or from an institution with a personal agenda.

    No, Wikipedia is not as accurate as an encyclopedia, and should only be used in reference to a quick question, and not to be used AT ALL for educational purposes.
    word. i love wikipedia, it is fantastic for looking up stuff quickly on obscure subjects and to gain general knowledge.

    it should never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be used to cite anything in any semi-academic work. unless of course, you are writing a paper about the dangers of academically citing from wikipedia.

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    I had a polisci professor let us use wikipedia as a source. Loved him.

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    I had a polisci professor let us use wikipedia as a source. Loved him.
    He's probably using your papers as examples of what happens when you use Wikipedia to his current class.

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    He's probably using your papers as examples of what happens when you use Wikipedia to his current class.
    hahaha no

    He said he thought wikipedia was more accurate than given credit for, we'd have to give about four sources, but wikipedia could be one of them.

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    Actually, the strength of Wikipedia is exactly what we saw in this thread --- the information on that page was quickly rectified by a system of check and balances. Even if the previous info was true.
    There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.

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    Actually, the strength of Wikipedia is exactly what we saw in this thread --- the information on that page was quickly rectified by a system of check and balances. Even if the previous info was true.
    Or a user who didn't prefer the articles being hijacked.

    Just sayin'.

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    Actually, the strength of Wikipedia is exactly what we saw in this thread --- the information on that page was quickly rectified by a system of check and balances. Even if the previous info was true.
    And the weakness is that someone can come along while misinformation is still in place and run with it without ever checking back to see if it changed.
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    Looks like everything's been changed back.
    This is why it's a relevant source of info. They police it. The only issue is that it gets changed and if they don't catch it in the first few hours it means it's a train wreck to some people looking to criticize the idea.

    I rely heavily on Wiki technical articles for engineering concepts and where the info is more review I never find it inaccurate.

    And the weakness is that someone can come along while misinformation is still in place and run with it without ever checking back to see if it changed.
    Yes, luckily this could never happen with bogus written articles where if someone read it they always checked back to see the page 27 retraction 2 days later.

    Come on Bill.


    When someone points me to an encyclopedia that is constantly updated with the latest info but doesn't have any errors at any time, then I'll listen to how Wiki sucks.

    Right now if something of note does happen to the Pacers, what single source point for all info (ie, encyclopedia type reference sources) is most likely to be updated with that info? Oh, let me guess, the 2009-2010 Pacers media guide will be all over it, and that's not even a source for any non-Pacers info.



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    Quote Originally Posted by duke dynamite View Post
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    Or a user who didn't prefer the articles being hijacked.

    Just sayin'.
    Why did you use "or"? That's not different than what Kid Minny said. What you are describing is one of the CHECKS the system has in place. It's content that more than just novices look at, and those that care have a voice in making sure it remains accurate. This is the strength of it all, the information is disseminated across a large group of interactive users rather than by a few, unknown and perhaps biased entities.

    Pacers.com can contain only the content that the Pacers wish to perpetuate, so they can have inaccuracies or misinformation and you'll NEVER find out otherwise, not even a few hours later when someone emails them to point out that the info is wrong.


    Plus Wiki knows what articles are being updated and can track those edits. It's not like it's just a wide world where they are blind to any activity going on.


    I don't get how a small group of people writing something and putting it in stone is certain to be more accurate or less plagued by inaccuracies, some of which might even be intentional.

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    No, Wikipedia is not as accurate as an encyclopedia
    Proof? I guess all those years policing encyclopedias I suppose.

    Quick, what's the latest print copy of Britannica say about the Pacers? I hope it doesn't say Troy Murphy is member of the team.

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    Proof? I guess all those years policing encyclopedias I suppose.

    Quick, what's the latest print copy of Britannica say about the Pacers? I hope it doesn't say Troy Murphy is member of the team.
    Accuracy has nothing to do with how much information is listed...

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