[WikiEN-l] A thought about "in popular culture" sections

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 08:18:02 UTC 2006

Snowspinner wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2006, at 12:47 PM, Fastfission wrote:
>>But I had a recent thought about it. Wouldn't any discussions about
>>the impact or prevalence of something in popular culture need to have
>>been discussed by a secondary source first before it was allowed into
>>an article under WP:NOR?
> NOR has long been a bit slippery with fiction, both popular and  
> literary. The problem is that by the most hardline interpretation of  
> NOR, plot summaries of novels aren't allowed. Unfortunately (or  
> fortunately, depending on your perspective), bending NOR for  
> fictional texts has led to things like the "in popular culture"  
> sections. But unbending it is its own sort of problematic.

How about computer and video games? What if no-one else has ever written
about it? Should we not have articles on them?

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