A quick and illustrative example at [[Brian May]]
May is a vegetarian - ok, that could be put into another section.
May is the tallest member of Queen - I don't see where else that would
Some character in some computer game is *rumoured* to have been
created after him - junk that deserves to be in the bin.
Personally I don't find much redeeming value in these "Character X in
show/game Y was based on this person" references at all.
On 2/23/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Peter Mackay wrote:
[mailto:wikien-l-bounces@Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Alphax
They look ugly and unprofessional. Can we get a
something to suggest that they be renamed "Miscellaneous
information" or merged into the rest of the article?
I must respectfully disagree. To many readers, these little facts add colour
and interest to the article and can tie the main subject to other, often
unexpected subjects. Putting them all in one section at the end of the
article is the best place for them, because otherwise we would have to find
appropriate places for them in the main body of the text, and it may not
always be easy (or concise) to do this.
"Trivia" is the accepted name for this sort of material. It is concise and
Pray tell me how anything to do with (eg.) the Prime Minister of Britain
Perhaps the question is just how trivial a
factoid needs to be to be
included. We don't need every little bit of blather.
So why can't it go into other sections of the article?
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