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Why am I paying for Enotes when so many articles and notes come from Wikipedia which is free?

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This is fairly interesting in terms of analysis.  I would say that while some of the backup information from editors might come from Wikipedia, I don't think that this is the sole reference point for much of what is said.  It's not as if the additional links being provided are only Wikipedia links.  In the interests of full disclosure, it should be noted here that enotes staff seek to encourage editors to not solely rely on Wikipedia as a reference point for editor work.  Perhaps, there is something to be said when Wikipedia and enotes editors are so similar in their work.  It might speak to the validity of the information being presented.  I do think that one of the distinct advantages of enotes over Wikipedia is that editor work posted on enotes has to be approved and can be taken down by enotes...

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