Inkipedia:Policy/Trivia

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Trivia...?
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Content qualifies as trivia if it is information that is not significant or vital to either the game or gameplay, does not fit in other places of the article, and is of interest to note. Trivia must be true and verified; neither speculation nor opinion-based conjectures are trivia.

Examples of trivia include but are not limited to:

  • Seemingly unintentional recurrences
  • Real-world references
  • Seemingly unintentional but unmistakable similarities between two subjects
  • Facts that seem hard to believe but are indeed true
  • An obscure but amusing piece of information

Organization guidelines

Trivia is inserted as one of the final sections in an article, before "Names in other languages" and "References".

Trivia sections quickly become disorganized, unwieldy, and difficult to read, as they are a list of unconnected facts. Inkipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information; Inkipedia should be highly organized, well-presented, and readable. Whenever possible, Inkipedia articles should not contain a list of unrelated facts.

Often, trivia items can be processed into organized lists, under new section titles of an editor's choosing, such as "Cultural references" or "Ink color details" or "Etymology".

Excessive listings of unexplained statistics do not qualify as trivia. This type of content should be organized under a new section, or a new page if sufficiently long.

See also

  • Template:Trivia - A template used at the beginning of trivia sections that are non-compliant with the trivia policy.