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-{|style="font-size:100%; border:1px solid #BAC5FD; " cellpadding="0"+{|style="font-size:100%; border:1px solid #BAC5FD; " cellpadding="0"|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style=""|===Are wikis reliable?===|}{| style="width:100%; height:100px" border="0" align="center"|__TOC__|}{|style="font-size:100%;   padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;" cellpadding="5"|- |bgcolor="#F7F7F7" colspan="2" style= "border:1px solid #BAC5FD"|===Background and Context of Debate:===[[Image:MediaWiki-smaller-logo.jpg|thumb|right|MediaWiki is what most wikis run on]]Partly from [[Wikipedia:Wiki|Wiki]]:A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. For example, the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis. Wikis are used in businesses to provide affordable and effective intranets and for Knowledge Management. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work"."Wiki Wiki" (/wiːkiː wiːkiː/) is a reduplication of "wiki", a Hawaiian word for "fast". It has been suggested that "wiki" means "What I Know Is". However, this is a backronym.This debate discusses the reliability of wikis.|}{||-{|style="font-size:100%;   padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;" cellpadding="5"|-|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"|===Since anyone can edit Wikipedia and other wikis, are wiki resources reliable?===|-|WRITE SUBQUESTION BETWEEN "=== ==="  width="45%" bgcolor="#FFFAE0" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"|====Yes====*'''Wiki edits are monitored.'''*'''Most people only write reliable fscts when editing wikis.'''*'''Patrolled edits ensure false information is deleted.'''|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "YES" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE width="45%" bgcolor="#F2FAFB" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em;"|====No====*'''Since anyone can edit wikis, not all information is reliable.''' Wikipedia and other wikis may not be reliable and often aren't 100% accurate. Because anyone can edit wikis, not everyone would build quality content and the millions of people who use Wikipedia aren't always accurate. Anyone can edit wikis, and those people can be vandals, purposing editing information to make it false. If everyone in the world can edit Wikipedia, it cannot possibly be 100% reliable.|-|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"|===Write Subquestion here...===|-|WRITE SUBQUESTION BETWEEN "=== ==="  width="45%" bgcolor="#FFFAE0" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"| ====Yes====''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "YES" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE width="45%" bgcolor="#F2FAFB" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em;"|====No==== ''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''|-|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"|===Write Subquestion here...===|-|WRITE SUBQUESTION BETWEEN "=== ==="  width="45%" bgcolor="#FFFAE0" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"| ====Yes====''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "YES" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE width="45%" bgcolor="#F2FAFB" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em;"|====No==== ''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''|-|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"|===References:=== |-|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;"|===Related pages on Debatepedia:===|-|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;"| ===External links and resources:===|}[[Category:Underdeveloped debates]][[Category:Resources]][[Category:Public Domain]][[Category:Internet]]
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