Top Ten Worst Things About WikipediaI 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
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 was on Mobile Wikipedia, looking up World War I, and the description when I looked it up said "you ugly hobo" - TeamRocket747V 13 Comments
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.
I don't hate wikipedia but it's just so annoying because my school blocked it just because anyone can write on it.
This breaks one's bally heart, wot wot. - HezarioSethV 2 Comments
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
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.V 1 Comment
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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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
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.
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
The infamous page-move vandal now has millions of unoriginal, uncreative clones. Boring!
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
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
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.
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!
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."
I want the real answer, not some crap that obviously makes no sense
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
Daisy is infinity times worse!
Daisy is infinity times worse! "
Waluigi is even worse. Trust me.
Oh god, this makes me want to go out and buy something, or support something I don't normally support. - dureckl
Sometimes there's too much to fit on a page! Put the characters on the same page.
All Bambifan101 wants is better articles about Disney related stuff. And he gets banned for it? And did you see his edits under the account BravesBoy for example? Like look at the edits The Great Mouse Detective for example. They need to reconsider that "banned means banned" crap. It's stupid! I mean, nobody's perfect, right? Everybody makes mistakes. It's a simple fact of life. And did you notice Bambifan has lots of wannabes just like Willy on Wheels and other vandals? Plus they ban people that aren't him just because they edit a movie article or a T.V. show article. Like if they edit Teletubbies or The Lion King. And did you see all the Disney articles are blocked? Despite saying it's "The free encyclopedia anyone can edit". Not if they blocked all the articles! And they even block Bambifan edits in other languages even when it's an improvement. Like they deleted Gordy in Polish. And Portuguese. And other languages. And now they know he likes Liv and Maddie!
I agree. - DLindsley
This is so true.
Unfortunately, I have seen bits of Engrish pop up every now and again on Wikipedia. - drdevil
Wikipedia really does have a habit of finding things better off left alone.V 2 Comments
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
Nobody really cares if it should be named full stop or period! It doesn't make a difference! - sameera62
I agree. It's pointless arguing over full stops and periods. It's obviously meant to be a British full stop. Period. - Barry2013
When it shows different symbols instead of right language. Burmese and Gothic language is all boxes and nothing else. They really need to fix this.
I VERY MUCH agree with this. - DLindsleyV 1 Comment
This would be one of the reasons they've been petitioned in the past. - DLindsley
Well, this is often a good thing, because some vandals need to be blocked since they're nothing but a nuisance. - drdevil
I'll agree with that, too. The admins can block you for anything. It's ridiculous. - DLindsley
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,
Shouldn't be here - blocking is in a way absolutely essential to keeping Wikipedia running, otherwise it would be ruined by vandals, trolls and spammers who would be free to disrupt the site all they like.
Of course, unfair blocks can be an issue, but they are fortunately pretty rare. - Entranced98
For example, on the Super Mario article, it says "The 1-UP Mushroom gives Mario an extra life . LOL, do we really need to prove that?
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. - DLindsley
Apparently, they're "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit". Well, not if they're going to harshly backlash, delete your content for unknown reasons, and block you just because you made a mistake. I find that funny, too. - DLindsley
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