Originally Posted by Eleven
Wikipedia is not a sound dictionary, it's opinions under the guise of a dictionary. Perhaps someone can locate 'careening' in a real naval document.
I really hate this sentiment, and I'm seeing it more and more around the internet
The only people who benefit from high-quality free sources of public knowledge like Wikipedia being slandered are those who make a living by being "official" sources of knowledge. Who exactly told you it's not sound information?
If you had actually clicked on the Wikipedia link, you'd have seen at the bottom of the page the attribution of the entry, linking to the Seatalk
Dictionary entry for 'careen'.
The point of Wikipedia is to build a free, public reference better than anything else in the world, which is what literally millions of people are working to do every day. If you find an error or an omission in Wikipedia, FIX IT. If you're a noteworthy, educated authority on a subject, your "opinions" are valuable; TAKE PART.
I've heard dozens of people claim Wikipedia is anything from flawed to completely false, but in the many years I've been using it - near-daily - I have only once seen a page with incorrect information, which was deliberate vandalism and it was fixed within hours. I haven't seen another error in at least the past five years.
Sorry to hijack, but this ongoing sabotage of the Wikipedia project