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  •  Tweet link to monitor... (7+ / 0-)

    ... Congressional changes.

    I'm not on Twitter, but anyone can monitor the changes on that link.

    I first encountered this story a couple of days ago.  I do so wish the ban could last more than 10 days..., but if Wikipedia monitors all congressional changes from here on out, that's a step in the right direction.

    Wikipedia is sometimes very good.  I turn to Wiki more often than Google in some instances.  The entries for some of the very earliest colonial New England individuals can sometimes be very informative.  I like to read them and monitor the entries since some of them are my ancestors.  I got my genie info out of genealogy books and history books before Wikipedia was online (I've been doing this for 50+ years), other times I have microfilm images of certain records, and whoever has written some of the entries has used some of the same reference works.

    In another instance, I have not only microfilm images of an ancestor's enlistment, honorable discharge (signed by G. Washington), and pension application which lists who his commanders were (the file is in Ancestry.com records), the Wikipedia regiment and names of leaders of an ancestor's unit from the Revolutionary War, and there are vivid descriptions and maps of certain battles and the position of my ancestor's unit is shown on them.

    As long as a person has cross-referenced the data that may or may not be found in the Wikipedia entries to verify accuracy (and be sure to check the bibliography at the end), the Wiki pages can sometimes be quite informative.

    Of course..., if it's wrong..., it needs correcting and/or ignoring.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 09:46:30 PM PDT

    •  US Congress are not the only ones to try altering (4+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, BMScott, Ahianne, Lujane

      Wiki pages.

      Canadian public servants (it is assumed it the hired help and not the MP's themselves) have been trying to delete mention of scandals. The deletions were found and the original words restored. It's been going on for a while.

      http://www.ctvnews.ca/...

      A fo ben, bid bont. - Welsh proverb. ( translation: If you want to be a leader, be a bridge.)

      by Gwennedd on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 12:06:36 AM PDT

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