Hi. I would like to know how different language-wikipedias are handling entries that are
not necessarily "typically" encyclopediac.
I recall that, on English Wikipedia, there was a list of songs whose lyrics do not contain
the song title itself. On Japanese Wikipedia, there are some discussions if it is good to
have lists of episode titles of TV programs.
We already have entries on minor cartoonists, animation voice actors, female news casters,
many fictional characters/weapons/places/events, etc. Isn't this going to tarnish our
reputation and disappoint existing/potential academic-oriented participants, if not yet?
It has to do with, it seems, two major concerns.
1) What is the encyclopedia for in general, and Wikipedia for in specific?
2) The volume of TV, animation, and other leisure/entertainment related posts are quite
large in Japanese Wikipedia.
This is not like an official inquiry from the Japanese Wikipedia community, but I
personally thought if Wikipedians in other languages know some wise ways to handle them.
Also, please feel free to write in languages other than English, or point to past
discussions or existing policy pages on your wikipedia. I personally cannot read them, but
I think I can find someone's help at least on languages like de, fr, eo, es, ko, zh,
ar, and some others. I personally would appreciate any information.