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

it happens more than you think, I remember after stephen hillenburg died, there was a naughty image and Paul Ryan added to "list of invertibrates" every other week.

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.

I wonder what kind of person thinks its funny to replace an entire article about Abraham Lincoln with "LOLZ HEZ the sucks" 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.

2 Factual Inaccuracies

Yes there are some factual inaccuracies in articles that are not constantly monitored. At least some are locked to prevent vandalism and misinformation. If the source looks skeptical, google is your friend.

Wikipedia's still a good website, but sometimes, since some articles aren't constantly monitored, factual inaccuracies occur

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.

I don't hate wikipedia but it's just so annoying because my school blocked it just because anyone can write on it.

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

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

It's just a site.

4 Incomplete Details

Wikipedia is generally very accurate and easy to use. However, there can often be a lack of information. This problem is aggravated esp. by a very strict application of the notability guidline, which means that some people, groups, companies, events, etc.. , that weren't very noteworthy often have no page on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is never complete, so there will be always incomplete details there and there.

It stink's when that happens, it's Annoying

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

5 Typos

Especially common on articles regarding anime, Asterix and all the other stuff that hardly gets english attention.

Well? You can just simply edit it, even being unregistered to the site.

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

This bothers me anywhere.

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.

Average time spent for patrolling 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 situation" 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.

One word Disney1994

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 point of view violations.

Feels like my 9th grade bibliography test all over

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

For some reason, the French Wikipedia is the only one with a page about El Goonish Shive, despite it being an American webcomic (you'd think it'd have a page on the English Wikipedia, but nope!)

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

9 Teachers don't let you use it

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.

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

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

I really want to though.

10 Political Pushers

People tried to make the GamerGate and OK sign articles neutral, I also tried to do the latter, but NOOOO! we have to keep the biast, one sided information. Sooo many articles from ex-Gawker sites.

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.

The Contenders
11 Willy on Wheels

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

{{POLLNAME}} has been vandalized by the Willy on Wheels

12 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.

13 Trolling

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

14 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!

15 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

16 Capital letters, ALL CAPS, small caps of an item
17 People Who Vote Birdo in the Worst Mario Character Parts

Daisy is infinity times worse! "

Waluigi is even worse. Trust me.

Daisy is infinity times worse!

18 Propaganda

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

look at the GamerGate article.

19 Admin Abuse / Bullying

See the next item for a perfect example of admin abuse AND bullying.

I VERY MUCH agree with this.

20 Blocking

Yeah Blocking is the ultimate power move by all admins; and they'll try to labe it as "Spamming" or "Vandalism", so it looks like the blocking was totally nessacry.

Wiki and Instagram are like the only two social media sites where you get blocked. But Wiki does it worst. Sometimes, Admins block people for 999 years for stuff that wasn't that bad,

Well, this is often a good thing, because some vandals need to be blocked since they're nothing but a nuisance.

I'll agree with that, too. The admins can block you for anything. It's ridiculous.

21 Character Lists

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

22 Not Enough Information

This is so true.

23 Engrish

Unfortunately, I have seen bits of Engrish pop up every now and again on Wikipedia.

24 Too Many Policies

This is one of the reasons the site is slowly losing contributors, and eventually will die. They're so strict about them, too, because if you violate even ONE of them, you're gone for any length of time.

25 Teachers Hate It

My science teacher says that Wikipedia is OK to use as long as we back up what we've found using another source

SO ANNOYING.Pretty much every teacher in my school says DON'T TRUST WIKIPEDIA IT'S FAKE

8Load More
PSearch List