Template talk:Trivia

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Silly buggers[edit]

Here's me finding and fixing all the places where "trivia" has been stacked with other templates... And it's been made special so that it won't stack! Lost for words. Rich Farmbrough, 11:12 25 September 2007 (GMT).

Note, one of the reasons "trivia" stacks is when an "unref" or "unrefsect" is added to a trivia section, not uncommon. Rich Farmbrough, 11:21 25 September 2007 (GMT).
Faith No More is the only article where stacking should've occurred. Chernabog (Fantasia) had its trivia tag at the top of the page, which is the wrong placement, so I moved the tag to the trivia section, where there are no other tags. In The Purple Testament, the other tag in the trivia section was {{inappropriate tone}}, which is redundant for a section tagged as trivia, so I removed it.
Equazcionargue/improves12:38, 09/25/2007

Useless direction to expected Help-text[edit]

I can read this in this aricle: Editors should not use this template to tag sections they consider trivial. In accordance with Wikipedia:Trivia sections, this template should only be placed at the top of sections that contain indiscriminate and unselective lists. Thanks.

Am I an edtor?

I cannot find the template-name I intend to use. And no suggestion, no link. Let alone the guidelines.

Ãnd ALWAYS links to another semi-like subject, without an answer.

Very disappointing. Very -DePiep (talk)

Trivia template variation for "In popular culture" sections[edit]

NOTE: Please do not add discussion here. This is meant as a link to a discussion on another talk page. Comment on the main discussion at Wikipedia talk:"In popular culture" articles#In popular culture template.


The Trivia template is used on the "In popular culture" sections of many articles. Since the trivia template calls for all information in the section to be relocated to other sections or deleted, it does not really address the problem of a "In popular culture" section which is too exhaustive, but should still exist in a condensed form. I believe a variation on the Trivia template should exist for such "in popular culture" sections with the text somewhere along the lines of:

This "In popular culture" section may contain trivial information. Please remove non-notable entries.

On a related note, I propose that a hidden comment like "<!-- "In popular culture" sections summarize notable appearances in popular culture and are not meant to be exhaustive. Please do not add any trivial items and provide sources for any items added. See [[Wikipedia:"In popular culture" articles]] for more information. -->" becomes standardly added to the beginning of in popular culture sections.--Marcus Brute (talk) 05:45, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Section/Inline[edit]

Is there a section and/or inline version of this template? 65.93.13.60 (talk) 05:56, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

This is a section template. In-line trivia should be removed, not labelled, surely? Rich Farmbrough, 15:48, 2 March 2012 (UTC).

Locked?[edit]

Why is this template locked? It desperately needs a "and delete all irrelevant information." added to the end of it. Just moving trivia to different sections doesn't solve the problem. DreamGuy (talk) 22:27, 4 July 2012 (UTC)