"Citation needed"

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    Perhaps a protest against politics and media increasingly detached from reality.

    Usable with attribution and link to: www.futureatlas.com

    Ben Ward, Sam Eneman, maxheld, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. the i don't care girl 42 months ago | reply

      great capture! I think that definitely reflects a lot of people's frustration with the media of late.

    2. C.E. Kent 40 months ago | reply

      Hilariously, I think the sign is a printout from Wikipedia, which of course has a reputation for ungrounded statements.

    3. adf8500 39 months ago | reply

      @cekrypton2 Actually wikipedia tends to be quite accurate, in some cases MORE accurate than Britannica. That comes from the policy, Verifiability (shortcut WP:V), which requires all statements which are contentious or likely to be challenged to be cited with a inline citation from a reliable source, (guideline on reliable sources shortcut: WP:RS). This template is basically a notice to say "this statement needs to be fact checked or removed" and adds the page to the backlog of pages to be handled, (which for this particular template goes all the way back to December 2006 at the time of this posting, the backlog being so long mainly due to lack of people to work on it, if your feeling up on it check out WP:BACKLOG to help).

      This specific sign is more likely than not a reference to XKCD #285 (http://xkcd.com/285). XKCD is a fairly popular webcomic which occasionally mentions wikipedia.

    4. itcomext 38 months ago | reply

      Nice and very conceptual.

      I used it in my blog: www.comunicacionextendida.com/blogosfera-alboroto/

      many thanks.

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