Talk:Citizenship in the Nation

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:EagleForumFan - Wikipedias are far from perfect, just like this one. Please see [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Criteria for acceptable external links policy|Criteria for acceptable external links policy]]. What errors have you found in the linked content? We should find other links right away. — ''[[User:Milominderbinder2|Milominderbinder2]] [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Sysop|(Sysop)]]'' 03:46, November 23, 2008 (EST)
:EagleForumFan - Wikipedias are far from perfect, just like this one. Please see [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Criteria for acceptable external links policy|Criteria for acceptable external links policy]]. What errors have you found in the linked content? We should find other links right away. — ''[[User:Milominderbinder2|Milominderbinder2]] [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Sysop|(Sysop)]]'' 03:46, November 23, 2008 (EST)
:: That's my point. Linking to a Wikipedia page means that content that the sysops have approved is not necessarily the same content that's now linked. I haven't gone through all the wiki links, but it's my considerable experience that people who post to wikipedia often have agendas. For instance, if you'll look at the Obama wiki page, it's highly evident. If we're just linking to wikipedia, what's the point? Scouts should go to wikipedia first then. It just feels like it grossly waters down this site. [[User:EagleForumFan|EagleForumFan]] 15:44, November 25, 2008 (EST)
:: That's my point. Linking to a Wikipedia page means that content that the sysops have approved is not necessarily the same content that's now linked. I haven't gone through all the wiki links, but it's my considerable experience that people who post to wikipedia often have agendas. For instance, if you'll look at the Obama wiki page, it's highly evident. If we're just linking to wikipedia, what's the point? Scouts should go to wikipedia first then. It just feels like it grossly waters down this site. [[User:EagleForumFan|EagleForumFan]] 15:44, November 25, 2008 (EST)
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:::As to Scouting content, Wikipedia has articles that overlap in some areas but they lack the 200 worksheets and the wealth of other articles MeritBadge.Org offers. As to links to sites with political agendas, the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Criteria for acceptable external links policy|Criteria for acceptable external links policy]] flatly states that we should avoid those links. As to accuracy, in 2005, a study by the journal ''Nature'' found that Wikipedia was ''"...[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm about as accurate as Britannica]."'' The ''Library Journal'' did a study in 2006 and found that ''"[http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6317246.html Wikipedia may be granted the librarian’s seal of approval]."'' MeritBadge.Org is also a Wikipedia with nearly 5,000 editors registered here. Please add the better links that you have found for [[Citizenship in the Nation]] or any other pages. Our goal is to provide a wealth of resources for every requirement. And as we quote on every merit badge page: ''"You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject."'' That is the best resource.
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:::What errors have you found in the links on MeritBadge.Org? Please help us remove bad links and add more and better links.— ''[[User:Milominderbinder2|Milominderbinder2]] [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Sysop|(Sysop)]]'' 19:42, November 25, 2008 (EST)

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  • Links to wikipedia? Are there no better links than to wikipedia? It's notoriously incorrect because it changes with the public whim.

    EagleForumFan - Wikipedias are far from perfect, just like this one. Please see Criteria for acceptable external links policy. What errors have you found in the linked content? We should find other links right away. — Milominderbinder2 (Sysop) 03:46, November 23, 2008 (EST)
    That's my point. Linking to a Wikipedia page means that content that the sysops have approved is not necessarily the same content that's now linked. I haven't gone through all the wiki links, but it's my considerable experience that people who post to wikipedia often have agendas. For instance, if you'll look at the Obama wiki page, it's highly evident. If we're just linking to wikipedia, what's the point? Scouts should go to wikipedia first then. It just feels like it grossly waters down this site. EagleForumFan 15:44, November 25, 2008 (EST)
    As to Scouting content, Wikipedia has articles that overlap in some areas but they lack the 200 worksheets and the wealth of other articles MeritBadge.Org offers. As to links to sites with political agendas, the Criteria for acceptable external links policy flatly states that we should avoid those links. As to accuracy, in 2005, a study by the journal Nature found that Wikipedia was "...about as accurate as Britannica." The Library Journal did a study in 2006 and found that "Wikipedia may be granted the librarian’s seal of approval." MeritBadge.Org is also a Wikipedia with nearly 5,000 editors registered here. Please add the better links that you have found for Citizenship in the Nation or any other pages. Our goal is to provide a wealth of resources for every requirement. And as we quote on every merit badge page: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." That is the best resource.
    What errors have you found in the links on MeritBadge.Org? Please help us remove bad links and add more and better links.— Milominderbinder2 (Sysop) 19:42, November 25, 2008 (EST)
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