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can anyone compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction? 23:55, 30 August 2004 User:22.214.171.124
why is this called non-fiction? Why not factual? Or Reality?
Should we call newspaper advertisments "non-editorial"? 17:53, 16 January 2006 User:DoomProof
can anyone tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction? 00:08 to 00:12, 17 September 2008 User:126.96.36.199
can anyone tell the correct definition of non-fiction? 00:23, 16 September 2008 User:188.8.131.52
Should this article mention the Bible? Edward 16:54, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Keep in find, complete lies are still non-fiction, if that is the format they present themselves in. Hitler's propaganda was non-fiction, in that it was not a work of imagination. Instead, it was untrue, but still had a non-fiction format. The reason it was untrue was not because it was imagined, but instead it was because it was a product of misinformation, ignorance, and what is largely considered evil. Superm401 21:26, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
"composed of facts, true or untrue" is something of a problem. A fact, by definition, is something that is true; if it is untrue, it is not a fact. I'm going to change this to "an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question." This should make it more clear that "nonfiction" is a format rather than something that is necessarily true. JHCC(talk) 13:32, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
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I know I'm quibbling here, but don't you think that Nonfiction has made it's way into common language now, even though non-fiction was grammatically correct back then? I propose a move. --Anarkial 16:58, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
I thought the Chicken Soup for the Soul image was fine for this article... Instead of just removing it, you should've replaced it with a "better suited" one. These pages and images show on Facebook profiles too, you know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:37, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
The article begins by saying that non-fiction is a subdivision of prose, whose article defines the latter as having sentences and paragraphs. But then the present article goes on to include as non-fiction examples such things as cave art, blueprints, photographs, and diagrams. I think that if these non-prose examples are to be retained, the opening sentence should be broadened so as not to preclude these. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:24, 8 August 2014 (UTC)