[WikiEN-l] good example of overuse of {{fact}}

jayjg jayjg99 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 22:20:26 UTC 2006

On 10/16/06, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 6:12 PM, jayjg wrote:
> >
> > People keep claiming that it's hard to source "obvious facts";
> > however, in practice that's almost never the case. Obvious facts are
> > generally extremely easy to source.
> A better and more important issue is that it's a waste of time to
> source obvious facts.

Not really. Once they're sourced, they're sourced forever, and
inserting spurious fact templates gets more difficult. And every once
in a while, you discover that what you thought was an "obvious fact"
was slightly different from what you imagined, or more complex than at
first glance, or even completely untrue.


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