[WikiEN-l] Why trivia and popular culture items need sources

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 20:28:02 UTC 2006

On 2/25/06, Daniel P. B. Smith <wikipedia2006 at dpbsmith.com> wrote:
> An editor took strong exception to my request for sources for
> "popular culture" items in the article on the Statue of Liberty. One
> of these items was:
> "The New York Liberty, New York's professional women's basketball
> team, has the Statue of Liberty as their mascot."
> The editor said: "The fact that the NY Liberty b-ball team uses the
> SoL as its mascot does NOT need an outside citation, for Pete's sake."

Even if true, it's not exactly interesting either.


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