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Wikipedia

Postby tinkudi » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:25 am

What do you call the hours spent jumping around wikipedia? If you look up something on Wikipedia and then your one search leads around Wikipedia for hours and hours. This usually involves hundreds of internet tabs and procrastination of homework.
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Re: Wikipedia

Postby coulonnus » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:09 am

Sometimes the Wikipedia pages don't have the links to other relevant Wikipedia pages.

I suggest you make an advanced Google search http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en with Search within a site or domain=http://en.wikipedia.org. If there are too many results you can also chose unwanted words so pages with those words don't show up.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Wikipedia

Postby Will W W » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:55 am

Perhaps "link surfing" is closer to what you're looking for?
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Re: Wikipedia

Postby glen7565 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Wikipedia can be very frustrating indeed, sure it is a great source of information but where it does fall down is when it just sends you of in a tangent with its internal linking structure and before you know it you are on off - topic. I will check out the couple of links other members have kindly submitted to see if they produce better results.

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Re: Wikipedia

Postby coulonnus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:55 am

glen7565 wrote:Wikipedia can be very frustrating indeed [...]

Does your browser have a left-arrow icon to move back to the last page you visited? Otherwise I suggest:
1: Click on your browser's icon twice so you obtain two browser windows.
2: Find the first interesting page with the left window
3: copy-paste the URL into the right window URL field, <return> and you will obtain the same page
4: "surf" from the right window.
5: If you become too frustrated go back to step 3. :)


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