Talk:The Canadian Encyclopedia

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:51, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

The CE is NOT "authoritative"[edit]

I removed that claim from the opening line; the CE is anything but authoritative; it's full of errors, omissions, and reads like a comic-book history in spots, oversimplified and dumbed-down and grossly p.c.-ified. I've seen better and more accurate copy in everything from Western Report and MacLean's Magazine to The Onion. When I wrote to them to confront them about some REALLY sloppy errors on a certain group of articles, I got a letter back saying pretty much "well, OUR researcher has a Ph.D - what do you have?" That Ph.D wasn't worth the UBC toilet paper it was printed on, IMO. They've since changed the content in question - but still haven't got it right. And it still reads in worse point-form than an elementary school textbook...... "Authoritative" is something like the Brittannica; the CE just ain't. "We know better" was teh attitude I got, when they didn't know anything at all; that's "pretentious" not "authoritative" Skookum1 (talk) 21:23, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


I have replaced the word "authoritative" in the opening sentence. The above comment seems like a result of a personal opinion and hurt feelings. The Encyclopedia's writers are authorities in their fields (ie: PhD-holders, professors, etc.) and encyclopedia content is therefore "authoritative", regardless of a reader's disagreements. If you find the style to be "comic-book" or "over-simplified", my guess is that this is because the articles are meant to be summaries, not in-depth pieces, that are accessible for all users and age groups, including high school students. This does not make the articles unauthoritative. Pawpslice (talk) 04:41, 1 July 2010 (UTC)