[WikiEN-l] "Trivia" sections in articles

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 07:25:42 UTC 2006

Ben Yates wrote:
> Wikipedia is not paper -- in a print encyclopedia, there's a limit on
> the total information volume, so any trivia would push out something
> more important; here, the contraints are easy navigability,
> readability, etc.  I'm afraid I'm a bit baffled as to why /additional/
> information at the end of an article upsets people so much, as long as
> it doesn't make the rest of the article less useful.  If you don't
> like trivia sections, don't read them.

The problem is not so much the fact that they exist as that the name
"trivia" is meaningless. I mean, if this information is so "trivial",
why bother including it? It should be "miscellaneous information".

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