Contents 1 Guidance 2 What this guideline is not 3 Not all list sections are trivia sections 4 Other policies apply 5 "In popular culture" and "Cultural references" material 6 See also


Guidance[edit] See also: Wikipedia:Handling trivia § Practical steps Trivia sections should not simply be removed from articles in all cases. It may be possible to integrate some items into the article text. Some facts may belong in existing sections, while others may warrant a new section. Integrate trivia items into the body of the article if appropriate. Otherwise, see if the trivia section contains sources for a particular aspect of the subject of the article, and then consider using the section items as a basis for a different article discussing that aspect. Items that duplicate material elsewhere in the article, have no support from reliable sources, or lack real importance can be removed in most cases. Research may be necessary to give each fact some context or to add references. Any speculative or factually incorrect entries should be removed, entries outside the scope of the article should be moved to other articles, and entries such as "how-to" material or tangential/irrelevant facts may fall outside Wikipedia's scope and should be removed altogether.


What this guideline is not[edit] There are a number of pervasive misunderstandings about this guideline and the course of action it suggests: This guideline does not suggest removing trivia sections, or moving them to the talk page. If information is otherwise suitable, it is better that it be poorly presented than not presented at all. This guideline does not suggest always avoiding lists in favor of prose. Some information is better presented in list format. This guideline does not suggest the inclusion or exclusion of any information; it only gives style recommendations. Issues of inclusion are addressed by content policies.


Not all list sections are trivia sections[edit] Main page: Wikipedia:Embedded list In this guideline, the term "trivia section" refers to a section's content, not its name. A trivia section is one that contains a disorganized and "unselective" list. However, a selectively populated list with a relatively narrow theme is not necessarily trivia, and can be the best way to present some types of information.


Other policies apply[edit] Trivia sections found in other publications outside Wikipedia (such as IMDb) may contain speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or even libel. However, trivia sections (and others) in Wikipedia articles must not contain those, and their content must be maintained in accordance with Wikipedia's other policies. An item's degree of potential public interest will not excuse it from being subject to rules like verifiability, neutral point-of-view, or no original research. It is always best to cite sources when adding new facts to a trivia section, or any other section.


"In popular culture" and "Cultural references" material[edit] Shortcuts MOS:POPCULT MOS:CULTURALREFS A large number of articles contain a section on media references to, and other popular culture coverage or portrayal of, the subject of the Wikipedia article in which the section is written. Such sections are most often titled "In popular culture", though some more encyclopedic alternatives are in increasing use, e.g. "Cultural references". This material is not categorically trivial. Media coverage of a topic is generally encyclopedic information, helps establish the topic's notability, and helps readers understand the subject's influence on the public (and often vice versa). Unfortunately, these sections are frequently just lists of appearances and mentions, many of them unencyclopedically trivial: this was parodied in a 2008 xkcd cartoon, which depicted a Wikipedia article for wood containing pop culture references such as "In the Buffyverse, Buffy often slays Vampires using stakes made of wood.". Such sections can be flagged for cleanup with the {{In popular culture}} template. Short cultural references sections should usually be entirely reworked into the main flow of the article. If a separate section for this material is maintained, the poorest approach is a list, which will attract the addition of trivia. It is preferable to develop a normal article section with well-written paragraphs that give a logically presented overview (often chronological and/or by medium) of how the subject has been documented, featured, and portrayed in different media and genres, for various purposes and audiences. Other guidance: See WP:No original research for why and how to avoid engaging in your own novel analysis of this coverage. See WP:Verifiability and WP:Identifying reliable sources for referencing standards; the more notable the topic is, and the more notable the topic's treatment in the media has been, the more likely there are already reliable sources that discuss that treatment and, for a modern biographical or organizational subject, their reactions to it. See WP:Neutral point of view for principles to apply in balancing Wikipedia treatment of cultural references to the subject. Wikipedia has no policies or guidelines addressing the content of pop-culture sections specifically, though WP:"In popular culture" content, provides some views on how to approach such material. (That essay is based on the consensus of a Request for Comment discussion on WT:Verifiability.)


See also[edit] Template:Trivia Template:In popular culture Category:Articles with trivia sections List of Wikipedia articles with trivia sections v t e Handling miscellaneous information Policies and guidelines Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information Trivia sections Essays But for Napoleon, it was Tuesday Coatrack articles Discriminate vs indiscriminate information Example cruft Handling trivia Insignificant In popular culture Listcruft Relevance of content WikiProjects Popular Culture Trivia Cleanup Laundromat About essays Value of essays Difference between policies, guidelines and essays Don't cite essays as if they were policy Avoid writing redundant essays Finding an essay Quote your own essay Category:Wikipedia essays v t e Manual of Style Overview Directory Tips Content Accessibility Biographies Disambiguation pages Infoboxes Linking Self-references Words to watch Formatting Abbreviations Capitalization Dates and numbers Pronunciation Proper names Spelling Text formatting Titles Images Captions Galleries Icons Images Layout Layout Lead section Tables Trivia sections Lists Embedded lists Lists Lists of works Road junctions Stand-alone lists Legal Legal Trademarks Arts Anime & Manga Comics Film Lyrics and Poetry Novels Television Video games Visual arts Writing about fiction Music Music Music samples Record charts Regional Canada China France Hawaii India Ireland Japan Korea Malaysia Philippines Poland Singapore Trinidad and Tobago Religion Islam Latter Day Saints Science Chemistry Computer commands Mathematics Medicine Taxonomy Sports Cue sports Snooker Related Article size Article titles Categories, lists, and navigation templates Categorization Citing sources Hatnotes Military history Signatures Subpages Talk page guidelines Template namespace Understandability User pages Wikimedia sister projects WikiProjects Search Book Category Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Trivia_sections&oldid=825294343" Categories: Wikipedia Manual of Style (layout)Hidden categories: Articles with trivia sections


Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces Project pageTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata item Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version Languages DeutschEspañolFrançaisItalianoעבריתLietuviųBahasa Melayu日本語PortuguêsРусскийSuomiSvenska中文 Edit links This page was last edited on 12 February 2018, at 16:01. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.184","walltime":"0.244","ppvisitednodes":{"value":839,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":107923,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":1323,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":13,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":7,"limit":500},"entityaccesscount":{"value":0,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 170.784 1 -total"," 29.12% 49.727 2 Template:Sidebar_with_collapsible_lists"," 24.25% 41.414 1 Template:Style-guideline"," 23.19% 39.599 2 Template:Mbox"," 20.99% 35.855 1 Template:Style"," 15.47% 26.412 2 Template:Navbox"," 12.68% 21.654 2 Template:Dablink"," 12.67% 21.642 1 Template:Style_wide"," 8.72% 14.895 1 Template:Ombox/shortcut"," 7.70% 13.143 1 Template:Shortcut"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.067","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":2445779,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1321","timestamp":"20180212160137","ttl":1900800,"transientcontent":false}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":78,"wgHostname":"mw1252"});});


Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Trivia_sections - Photos and All Basic Informations

Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Trivia_sections More Links

Wikipedia:Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Handling TriviaWikipedia:"In Popular Culture" ContentWikipedia:Trivial MentionsWikipedia:NotabilityWikipedia:Village Pump (miscellaneous)Wikipedia:Policies And GuidelinesWikipedia:Manual Of StyleWikipedia:What "Ignore All Rules" MeansWikipedia:Ignore All RulesWikipedia:ConsensusWikipedia Talk:Manual Of Style/Trivia SectionsWikipedia:ShortcutWikipedia:Manual Of StyleCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (content)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/AccessibilityWikipedia:Manual Of Style/BiographiesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Disambiguation PagesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Hidden TextWikipedia:Manual Of Style/InfoboxesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/LinkingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Self-references To AvoidWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Words To WatchCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (formatting)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/AbbreviationsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Capital LettersWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Dates And NumbersWikipedia:Manual Of Style/PronunciationWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Proper NamesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/SpellingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Text FormattingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TitlesCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (images)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/CaptionsWikipedia:GalleriesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/IconsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ImagesCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (layout)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/LayoutWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Lead SectionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TablesCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (lists)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/Embedded ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Lists Of WorksWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Road Junction ListsWikipedia:Stand-alone ListsCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (legal)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/LegalWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TrademarksCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (arts)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/ComicsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/FilmWikipedia:Lyrics And PoetryWikipedia:Manual Of Style/NovelsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/PhilosophyWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TelevisionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Video GamesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Visual ArtsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Writing About FictionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/MusicWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Music SamplesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Record ChartsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Stringed Instrument TuningsCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (music)Category:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (regional)Wikipedia:Naming Conventions (geographic Names)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/Canada-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/China-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/France & French-relatedWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Hawaii-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/India-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Ireland-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Japan-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Korea-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Philippine-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Poland-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Singapore-related ArticlesWikipedia:Trinidad And Tobago Wikipedians' Notice Board/Style GuideCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (religion)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/Islam-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Latter Day SaintsCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (science)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/ChemistryWikipedia:WikiProject Computer Science/Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ComputingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/MathematicsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Medicine-related ArticlesCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (sports)Wikipedia:Manual Of Style/Cue SportsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/SnookerWikipedia:Article SizeWikipedia:Article TitlesWikipedia:Categories, Lists, And Navigation TemplatesWikipedia:CategorizationWikipedia:Citing SourcesWikipedia:HatnoteWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Military HistoryWikipedia:SignaturesWikipedia:SubpagesWikipedia:Talk Page GuidelinesWikipedia:Template NamespaceWikipedia:Make Technical Articles UnderstandableWikipedia:User PagesWikipedia:Wikimedia Sister ProjectsWikipedia:WikiProject Council/GuideWikipedia:Simplified Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ContentsWikipedia:StyletipsTemplate:StyleTemplate Talk:StyleWikipedia:FootnotesWikipedia:Manual Of StyleWikipedia:What Wikipedia Is NotWikipedia:Article DevelopmentWikipedia:Handling TriviaWikipedia:RSWikipedia:CITEWikipedia:No Original ResearchWikipedia:NOTWikipedia:NOTWikipedia:CSPWikipedia:Embedded ListIMDbLibelWikipedia:POLICYWikipedia:VWikipedia:NPOVWikipedia:NORWikipedia:CITEWikipedia:ShortcutWikipedia:NotabilityWoodTemplate:In Popular CultureWikipedia:No Original ResearchWikipedia:VerifiabilityWikipedia:Identifying Reliable SourcesWikipedia:Neutral Point Of ViewWikipedia:"In Popular Culture" ContentWikipedia:EssayWikipedia:Request For CommentWikipedia Talk:Verifiability/Archive 63Template:TriviaTemplate:In Popular CultureCategory:Articles With Trivia SectionsTemplate:Handling MiscellaneaTemplate Talk:Handling MiscellaneaWhat Wikipedia Is NotWikipedia:But For Napoleon, It Was TuesdayWikipedia:Coatrack ArticlesWikipedia:Discriminate Vs Indiscriminate InformationWikipedia:Example CruftWikipedia:Handling TriviaWikipedia:InsignificantWikipedia:"In Popular Culture" ContentWikipedia:ListcruftWikipedia:Relevance Of ContentWikipedia:WikiProject Popular CultureWikipedia:WikiProject Trivia CleanupWikipedia:WikiProject LaundromatWikipedia:The Value Of EssaysWikipedia:The Difference Between Policies, Guidelines And EssaysWikipedia:Don't Cite Essays Or Proposals As If They Were PolicyWikipedia:Avoid Writing Redundant EssaysWikipedia:Essay DirectoryWikipedia:Quote Your Own EssayCategory:Wikipedia EssaysTemplate:Manual Of StyleTemplate Talk:Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Simplified Manual Of StyleWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ContentsWikipedia:StyletipsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/AccessibilityWikipedia:Manual Of Style/BiographiesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Disambiguation PagesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/InfoboxesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/LinkingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Self-references To AvoidWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Words To WatchWikipedia:Manual Of Style/AbbreviationsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Capital LettersWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Dates And NumbersWikipedia:Manual Of Style/PronunciationWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Proper NamesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/SpellingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Text FormattingWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TitlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/CaptionsWikipedia:GalleriesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/IconsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ImagesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/LayoutWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Lead SectionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TablesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Embedded ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Lists Of WorksWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Road Junction ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Stand-alone ListsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/LegalWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TrademarksWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Anime- And Manga-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ComicsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/FilmWikipedia:Lyrics And PoetryWikipedia:Manual Of Style/NovelsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/TelevisionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Video GamesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Visual ArtsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Writing About FictionWikipedia:Manual Of Style/MusicWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Music SamplesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Record ChartsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Canada-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/China-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/France And French-relatedWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Hawaii-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/India-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Ireland-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Japan-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Korea-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Malaysia-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Philippine-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Poland-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Singapore-related ArticlesWikipedia:Trinidad And Tobago Wikipedians' Notice Board/Style GuideWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Islam-related ArticlesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Latter Day SaintsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/ChemistryWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Command-line ExamplesWikipedia:Manual Of Style/MathematicsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Medicine-related ArticlesTemplate:Taxobox/docWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Cue SportsWikipedia:Manual Of Style/SnookerWikipedia:Article SizeWikipedia:Article TitlesWikipedia:Categories, Lists, And Navigation TemplatesWikipedia:CategorizationWikipedia:Citing SourcesWikipedia:HatnoteWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Military HistoryWikipedia:SignaturesWikipedia:SubpagesWikipedia:Talk Page GuidelinesWikipedia:Template NamespaceWikipedia:Make Technical Articles UnderstandableWikipedia:User PagesWikipedia:Wikimedia Sister ProjectsWikipedia:WikiProject Council/GuideBook:Wikipedia Manual Of StyleCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of StyleHelp:CategoryCategory:Wikipedia Manual Of Style (layout)Category:Articles With Trivia SectionsDiscussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Project Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer



view link view link view link view link view link