[WikiEN-l] Trivia and popular culture sections

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sun Feb 26 06:21:03 UTC 2006

Guy Chapman aka JzG 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*.
>Guy (JzG)
If the trivial information begins to overwhelm the "important" 
information the better alternative to deleting the trivia is to add mor 
important information.  The only disadvantage to that approach is that 
it requires work.


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