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Is it advisable to use Wikipedia for note-making?

No, this is not a good idea. Wikipedia articles and the kind of notes you'd write while following a lecture are very different types of text. Audience: A Wikipedia article should be written for a ...
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Is it advisable to use Wikipedia for note-making?

This is not what Wikipedia is for but you can use a personal Wiki. There are several ways to do this. You can actually run a personal webserver on your own machine and access it like any Wiki. There ...
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Is it advisable to use Wikipedia for note-making?

Other have already pointed out many valid reasons why to not abuse Wikipedia for personal note making. However, one more reason comes to mind: You have no guarantee that someday somebody will alter ...
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Is it advisable to use Wikipedia for note-making?

I used to do this to some extent, that is, adding new things I learned from books and articles to the relevant wikipedia entries (the Schur polynomial entry is perhaps my main victim). However, I ...
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Is it advisable to use Wikipedia for note-making?

tl;dr: In theory this could be useful for all concerned. If you have bags of time and patience, including patience with people, you are more likely to succeed, but there's no guarantee. Is it "...

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