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Written like an ad

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on are updated regularly over the years (see updates page).

If the Wikipedia page for a treatment sports the warning “appears to be written like an advertisement,” that’s a bright red flag about its validity. Same with the “needs additional citations” warning. I’ve come across this many times over the years, but here’s the good example I noticed this morning: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy [Wikipedia].

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