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

Phil Boswell phil.boswell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 11:21:06 UTC 2006

"Matt Brown" <morven at gmail.com> wrote in 
message news:42f90dc00602262204g280315adr4dc3ba2cfd3cd0a6 at mail.gmail.com...
> On 2/26/06, Peter Mackay 
> <peter.mackay at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> I hadn't imagined that there'd be a good reason to put such a reference 
>> on
>> the SoL page. Obviously we fly along different wavelengths. The place to
>> reference a team mascot is on the *team* page.
> That's often the problem with trivia - misplacement.   People tend to
> want to migrate information to the most "important" article related.

And the answer to the "problem" is to migrate the information to the most 
appropriate article.

Unfortunately some of the sentiment expressed up-thread seems to be more of 
the "nuke it until it glows then shoot it in the dark" variety.

Newbies will not be nearly so bitten by a polite message saying "thank you 
for your information: it has been moved to a more appropriate place" than by 
a rude message saying "don't add trivia to articles; it makes them messy".

[[en:User:Phil Boswell]] 

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