When I cite Wikipedia articles in WikiTree biographies, I've started using the Chicago style format from the "Cite this page" tool on Wikipedia. It looks like this:
Wikipedia contributors, "Alejandro García Padilla," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alejandro_García_Padilla&oldid=706723611 (accessed April 15, 2016).
When you visit that link, a banner at the top of the page reads (I removed some extra bits here):
"This is an old revision of this page, as edited by Damián A. Fernández Beanato at 22:55, 24 February 2016. The present address (URL) is a permanent link to this revision, which may differ significantly from the current revision."
I notice that others simply cite the article using a URL like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Garc%C3%ADa_Padilla which goes to the current revision of the article. When improving WikiTree profiles, some folks edit citations to change from the format above to this one.
I like to link to a specific revision of an article. Months (or days or minutes) later, the information I'm citing may have changed or been removed. This might be fine for statements like "Lucille Ball was a prominent television actor" but not for "there is some dispute whether this evidence proves that Stephen was the son of Frank."
What do you think? Should we prefer one format over the other, or use the two styles for different reasons?