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News Encyclopaedia Brittanica goes wiki

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I tried the Britannica online, searching/reading about two topics(Chaos Theory & Britney Spears) I was greeted with constant login screen explaining how this is a Britannica Online Premium Topic. And how I should get my FREE TRIAL to explore this complete topic. (this screen covered the entire article).

    My suggestion to Britannica!
    Remove this or I will personally NOT be using this service at all. I'd much rather read Wikipedia's impartial articles then be greeted by a nag screen every 5 seconds (Rough estimate based on one-Mississippi from closing of nag screen).
     
  4. bowman

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    Too little, too late. Noone cares any more.
     
  5. DLoney

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    I thought that the spelling was Encyclopaedia Britannica

    not Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

    :)
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, well... See... It... Hmm. Whoops.
     
  7. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Does it really matter? :eyebrow:
     
  8. Skiddywinks

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    Excellent reply!

    As for the topic at hand, I really can't see myself giving a toss. It costs more, and has a massive amount to catch up on. Wikipedia did it first, for free, and has got a massive headstart.
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    I like the move towards membership dependency, but it really is too late to be jumping on that bandwagon. There's no point trying to compete over the internet: without a market, prices and clear benefits people just stick with what they know - and six billion of us already know wikipedia.

    The only thing wrong with wikipedia is that you can edit it without being logged into an account, though, which is just ridiculous. And some professional editors wouldn't be a bad thing, as long as their influence is partial rather than total. So maybe Britannica's efforts will give wikipedia some helpful ideas, if nothing else.
     
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