History Administrivia / ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability

18th Feb '17 7:01:01 AM Madrugada
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Yes, we mean that phrasing. Critical ratings, "top X" rankings, popularity, revenue, awards, and other statistical facts about a work's public reception are not something we care about. This means that you should not add that information to the description, nor should you make indexes for "songs that were on the Billboard Top 200" or "actors with Oscar awards".

The cultural impact of a work is interesting information. Definitely talk about that (briefly). But information like how much it grossed and how many critics liked it can go on Wikipedia. That's not what we're for.

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Yes, we mean that phrasing. Critical ratings, "top X" rankings, popularity, revenue, awards, and other statistical facts about a work's public reception are not something we care about. This means that you should not add that information to the description, nor should you make indexes for "songs that were on the Billboard Top 200" or "actors with Oscar awards".

our primary purpose. The cultural impact of a work is interesting information.information; in that context, awards, sales figures, or popularity rankings may be relevant. Definitely talk about that (briefly). But bare information like how much it grossed and how many critics liked it can go on Wikipedia. That's not isn't what we're for.
16th Feb '17 8:56:20 PM Fighteer
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![[AC: All works are notable.]]

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![[AC: All !All works are notable.]]
notable.



![[AC:By, For, and About Fans]]

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![[AC:By, For, !By, for, and About Fans]]
about fans



![[AC:Just Because It's Notable Doesn't Mean It's Safe To Host]]

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![[AC:Just Because It's Notable Doesn't Mean It's Safe To Host]]
!Notability itself is not notable
Yes, we mean that phrasing. Critical ratings, "top X" rankings, popularity, revenue, awards, and other statistical facts about a work's public reception are not something we care about. This means that you should not add that information to the description, nor should you make indexes for "songs that were on the Billboard Top 200" or "actors with Oscar awards".

The cultural impact of a work is interesting information. Definitely talk about that (briefly). But information like how much it grossed and how many critics liked it can go on Wikipedia. That's not what we're for.

!Just because it's notable doesn't mean it's safe to host
29th Jan '16 2:48:11 PM SolipSchism
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Much of our wiki relies on the "Examples" section, where we pull our many articles together. Every now and then you might see a WikipediaUpdater who will delete your example with no reason. A small EditWar of delete/restore will start, before someone on the discussion page brings up "notability." This page is your response.

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Much of our wiki relies on the "Examples" section, where we pull our many articles together. Every now and then you might see a WikipediaUpdater who will delete your example with no reason. A small EditWar Administrivia/EditWar of delete/restore will start, before someone on the discussion page brings up "notability." This page is your response.
14th Oct '14 10:22:52 AM FastEddie
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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sink hours of time]]. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. SeriousBusiness. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.

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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sink hours of time]].time. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. SeriousBusiness. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.
14th Oct '14 10:21:08 AM FastEddie
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We have examples ranging from media as diverse as {{Film}} to FanFiction and everything in between. Removing tropes, examples... anything... because of "notability" stifles the wiki. It can intimidate new writers who wanted to put in an example they liked and had it shot down. Hell, tropes are ''defined'' by their examples.

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We have examples ranging from media as diverse as {{Film}} to FanFiction and everything in between. Removing tropes, examples... anything... because of "notability" stifles the wiki. It can intimidate new writers who wanted to put in an example they liked and had it shot down. Hell, tropes are ''defined'' by their examples.\n
9th Jun '14 4:17:17 AM Spyspotter
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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sink hours of time]]. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. Serious business. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.

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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sink hours of time]]. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. Serious business.SeriousBusiness. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.
14th Apr '14 4:09:39 PM DavidDelony
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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to sink hours of time. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. Serious business. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.

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Wikipedia tries in many regards to be the opposite of what we are. We want to be fun, interesting and a cool place to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sink hours of time.time]]. Wikipedia wants to be a compilation of previously published facts from respected sources. Serious business. Presented with a choice between serious and fun, we went with fun.
9th Feb '14 8:09:46 AM DN26
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This is a double-edged sword. Someone could add an example they made up and there is really nothing you could do to stop them. If the discussion finds an example to be purely fiction then it might get deleted, ''might''. That's the way of things. But remember, we're here to have fun. Don't let this stuff burn you out.

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This is a double-edged sword. Someone could add an example they made up and there is really nothing you could do to stop them. If the discussion finds an example to be purely fiction fictional then it might get deleted, ''might''. That's the way of things. But remember, we're here to have fun. Don't let this stuff burn you out.
9th Feb '14 8:09:00 AM DN26
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This is a double-edged sword. Someone could add an example they made up and there is really nothing you could do to stop them. If the discussion finds an example to be a purely fiction then it might get deleted, ''might''. That's the way of things. But remember, we're here to have fun. Don't let this stuff burn you out.

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This is a double-edged sword. Someone could add an example they made up and there is really nothing you could do to stop them. If the discussion finds an example to be a purely fiction then it might get deleted, ''might''. That's the way of things. But remember, we're here to have fun. Don't let this stuff burn you out.
31st Oct '13 12:40:48 PM SeptimusHeap
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