[WikiEN-l] Trivia and popular culture sections
cunctator at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 23:44:06 UTC 2006
On 2/24/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:24:37 -0500, you wrote:
> >People should be *VERY HESITANT* about removing information that
> >others have added. Editing for style, content, readability, utility,
> >grammar, flow, etc. are all critical but taking knowledge out of
> >Wikipedia just because you find it uninteresting or unimportant is
> >arrogant, rude, and destructive to the project.
> I hope that CyclePat *never* reads this :-)
> Of course we should think carefully before removing stuff other people
> care about, but when the trivia starts to overwhelm the encyclopaedic
> content, or individual trivial items start to outweigh individual
> significant items, or when a particular regional perspective comes to
> overwhelm the perspective of another region which may be more relevant
> or significant, it's time to think long and hard about what the
> article say *as a whole*.
That presupposes that it's obvious what is "trivia" and what is "encyclopaedic".
Considering that encyclopedic means "encompassing everything", that
can be pretty difficult.
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