Sometimes people cite Wikipedia for things that are false, and they get offended if you question them. Other times, people go around the Internet chiding everyone who cites Wikipedia for anything.
Honestly, it makes me think people in general don’t understand either Wikipedia or citations.
Really, there are times and then there are times. If you understand what citations are and what Wikipedia is, you should be able to figure out when to cite and when not to cite. And I’m going to leave it there.
- James Tanner. “Why I Quote Wikipedia.” Genealogy’s Star <genealogysstar.blogspot.com>, Dec. 3, 2018.
- Charles West. “Teaching with Wikipedia.” Turbulent Priests, Nov. 22, 2019.
Updated Apr. 19, 2020 to add link.