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Wales: It's a tricky thing to be sure, because we had some really bad and some really good experiences around that.  I remember many years ago somebody at Dartmouth assigned their students to write about things at Dartmouth and they had no instruction and no real preparation for the task, and so suddenly there were a bunch of articles about a bus stop, a garbage can, at Dartmuth, and then this was noticed by the community and basically all of them—even some that were good, reasonable articles about things like famous building there, whatever—they all got deleted because the whole thing was kind of annoying.  That wasn't a good experience for the students.  The one thing they learned was that you can't write about garbage cans in Wikipedia—unless there's third-party reliable sources

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