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Wikipedia Vs School Board Web Site


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Originally uploaded by qd.

I was looking up our school board entry on Wikipedia – “TCDSB� and I compared the data with what was on our school board website. I found that there was an inaccuracy on our board website in the listing of the schools that we have. It lists the number of schools as 201, 31 which are secondary, 2 which are combined secondary and elementary, and the rest strictly elementary.

Recently, we had another school which was converted to a grade seven to twelve school, and that was not reported on the board website. Wikipedia which had a similar entry to the board website, was easy to change. I simply went to the top of the page, selected “edit the page� and changed it to 30 secondary schools and 3 combined and then listed the three combined schools. I could easily edit the Wikipedia entry, but I couldn’t change the web page on the board website. So right now we have a Wikipedia entry that is more accurate than the school board website.

So because one or a few people have control of the board website, and everyone has control of Wikipedia, it seems as though Wikipedia becomes more accurate than the actual board website.

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  1. January 17th, 2006 | 6:15 am

    Wikipedia Vs School Board Web Site: So because one or a few people have control of the board website, and everyone has control of Wikipedia, it seems as though Wikipedia becomes more accurate than the actual board website. Quentin D

    Wikipedia Vs School Board Web Site: So because one or a few people have control of the board website, and everyone has control of Wikipedia, it seems as though Wikipedia becomes more accurate than the actual board website. Quentin D

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