Posted by Elizabeth on October 30, 2001, at 12:28:04
In reply to How do you decide what to trust?, posted by Dr. Bob on October 30, 2001, at 1:56:11
> 1. From the perspective of someone looking for information, how do you decide what information to trust? What leads you to trust a web site? Another group member?
I think I can usually tell if a group member or web site creator knows what s/he is talking about. It's not all that easy to fake it. :-) I don't give much credence to people who tend to make oversimplifications or give advice that I know is inappropriate.
> 2. From the perspective of someone providing information, do you just pass it on, or do you try to present it in a certain way?
I try to make it clear where the information comes from (personal experience, impressions of other people's experiences, textbooks, etc.) and how much I trust the information.