[LGM] Fwd: Avoiding Wikipedia

ginger coons ginger at adaptstudio.ca
Tue Apr 21 07:18:25 PDT 2015

To me, that looks like a nice little case of someone trying to drive
traffic to a site that isn't affiliated with any real government agency and
clearly draws profit from serving ads. I personally have no problem with
using Wikipedia as a source, but if the decision is made in a future year
to move away from it, might I instead suggest this, which is at least


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Louis Desjardins <
louis.desjardins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello ginger and all,
> Please read below the email I just received and let me know what action
> should be made.
> I think Isra is right at pointing this out. However it is obviously not
> for 2015 but we should consider using the direct link for 2016.
> Louis
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Isra Flanagan <israflanagan at gmail.com>
> Date: 2015-04-21 8:04 GMT-04:00
> Subject: Avoiding Wikipedia
> To: louis.desjardins at gmail.com
> To whom it may concern,
> my name is Isra and the reason I am sending this email is to suggest you
> not to use Wikipedia as a source.
> I was visiting http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2014/travel/index.html and
> I saw that you have used http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area as a
> source. I would suggest you to remove it or replace it with
> http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/
> The reason I am suggesting to replace the Wikipedia link is that users may
> be reading information that is outdated or that has been posted by someone
> who is not an expert in the field or by someone who wishes to provide
> misinformation. It states on its own disclaimer that information on
> Wikipedia is contributed by anyone.
> I hope you will get this as an advice and replace it.
> Regards,
> Isra Flanagan
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