Top Ten Worst Things About Wikipedia

I love Wikipedia as much as the next person, but that doesn't make it any less annoying than the rest of the big websites out there.

The Top Ten

1 Vandalism

I wonder what kind of person thinks its funny to replace an entire article about Abraham Lincoln with "LOLZ HEZ TEH SUX" or some other nonsense. I guess it takes a stupid person.

I once looked up John Lennon, the musician, and someone had replaced his entire youth with a biography of John Lenin, founder of the USSR. I hate Wikivandals. - argon8

A lot of vandalism isn't even clever, and if it goes unnoticed for a while (yes, this occasionally happens) it's sometimes a real pain in the bum to clean up. So sad to see some people would rather destroy something than build it. - Entranced98

I guess this must be a pain in the butt for dedicated users to clean up. Fortunately, there's bots such as ClueBot NG that help out. - drdevil

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2 Factual Inaccuracies

there are some untrue info from this site so evidences must support the idea of the writer involved - ronluna

This one is much worse than vandalism because you might get an important fact wrong because Wikipedia told you it was right! I guess you just have to be smart enough to check 2 or 3 sites.

They once said that John Quincy Adams was the 2nd president of the US!

This breaks one's bally heart, wot wot. - HezarioSeth

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3 People Who Take the Site Way Too Seriously

All it takes for you to delete their (non-constructive) edit before they start harping on you, saying you're destorying their right to free speech, or claim that there is an underground conspiracy against them.

People put these things on here not robots. Never trust it

It's just a site.

Some people use it as their Facebook. O_O I thought I was sad... - sameera62

4 Incomplete Details

very incomplete details about the release date, cd, album, dvd, cover, contents, singer, band, discography. - ronluna

only japanese wikipedia has the largest information, english has lot of details but it lacks - ronluna

there are list of japanese bands in english which is incomplete - ronluna

It stink's when that happens, it's Annoying - fernandodiazjr.

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5 Typos

This bothers me anywhere. - asdfalexia

Typos are so annoying! - Draxulaura

So annoying! If you really watch Winx Club, you should know that its spelled 'Sophix' not 'Sofix'. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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6 Overzealous admins

The website claims that all users should practice civility towards other users. Evidently that doesn't apply to administrators. About 75% are some of the most power-hungry emotionally-unstable people out there. All you have to do is disagree with them once, and BAM! You're gone for life

I agree. There are so many overzealous admins on this site. - DLindsley

One word Disney1994 - coolguy101

Average time spent for patroling articles in wikipedia each day is more than 14 hours a day... Also admins are constantly changing laws that favors them to stay in the power. Also this article shows that how ridiculous it got to be an admin.

You have to study laws of copyright then write an essays about it then write another essay about "what would I do in certain sitiuation" http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/3-charts-that-show-how-wikipedia-is-running-out-of- admins/259829/.

Truth is those losers just making things very hard so THEY CAN STAY IN THE POWER AND NOT SHARING POWERS AND NOT MONITORED FROM FELLOW ADMINS. New admins means no more rarity and less power to push around others

7 Copyright Paranoia

For a free-content encyclopedia that allows you to plagarize its content, they sure have an awful big fit if you don't put every little letter into your own words, and than pounce on you for POV violations.

8 Political Pushers

Ah yes, the ones whose lives revolve around Googling stuff they agree with, and pushing it onto other people. Seriously, read the rules folks. Your essay about how the War in Iraq was the right way to go or the vast Anti-Communist conspiracy doesn't belong.

I'm a mod-con and I hate it when people (yes yes even conservatives) push their views on others. Hey if we didn't have conservatives and liberals there would be no point in being America. - fireinside96

9 Willy on Wheels

The infamous page-move vandal now has millions of unoriginal, uncreative clones. Boring!

10 Image Fair Use Policy

It's funny watching them change their policy on what images can and cannot be used every other day, and then complain that Wikipedia's articles are useless without images.

This is annoying. This has lead to good pictures being shrunken, which makes them less pleasant. - drdevil

The Contenders

11 Japanese, English, etc Wikipedia have very different articles regarding an item

That's right because the Spanish Wikipedia isn't the same as the English Wikipedia, many things are different: the information, the album covers (in the Spanish there isn't images for the album covers) and many other things - rock2metal

12 Teachers don't let you use it

This is so annoying. You always use Wikipedia for work, then when you hand it in he/she says "what were your sources? " Oh shut up

I can kinda see why, though. It isn't always reliable. I think they should at least let you get info from it as long as there's sources to back it up. - drdevil

Then you visit the site and figure it out yourself next day: I don't know what I am teaching today.

13 Userbox wars

Anyone who was a member in 2005 remembers how controversial userboxes were. People thought that it was worth banning members and doing mass deletions over a set of harmless HTML. Such drama!

14 Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, media critic, and television host.

While most of his observations are dead-on about the site, it's annoying have to deal with his fans who insist on vandalizing every darn page on there to upgrade it to "Truthiness."

15 Trolling

I want the real answer, not some crap that obviously makes no sense

16 So Complicated

The most complicated part is that every time I search for literatures a picture of Tom Sawyer is even more annoying when I download a Wiki app.

When I'm trying find something out there is all this complicated crap

I agree it should be short and simple

17 Capital letters, ALL CAPS, small caps of an item
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19 Propaganda

Oh god, this makes me want to go out and buy something, or support something I don't normally support. - dureckl

20 Character Lists

Sometimes there's too much to fit on a page! Put the characters on the same page.

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