Wikipedia:Avoid prelimit of articles as if excluding many of 54 cards
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This essay, WP:Avoid prelimit of articles as if excluding many of 54 cards, explains problems when details are excluded from articles, as being excessive clutter. It is important not to pre-limit the level of details which can be placed into an article, as analogous to not excluding many of the playing cards in an article which describes a 54-card deck.
Some subjects have inherent complexity
When considering the millions of topics in the English Wikipedia, editors should remember that many subjects involve some innate, built-in complexity, which cannot be summaried as simply 3 issues (or such), as: 1, 2, 3. Instead, expect some subjects to have a wide-ranging scope of details, as analogous to a deck of playing cards, which cannot be fully explained without considering all 54 cards in the deck. Depending on the use of a card deck, it might be necessary to explain the use of the little Joker and the big Joker, as well as the sequence of cards in an unopened deck, as arranged according to some standard, such as Hoyle.
Example set of 52 poker playing cards Suit Ace 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jack Queen King Clubs Diamonds Hearts Spades
Although a 52-card deck involves explaining many details, about the lack of "1" cards (and identifying the face cards), the 54-card deck cannot be understood without describing the 53rd and 54th cards as being Jokers. Similarly, other subjects cannot be fully understood by describing only 50 (or 52) aspects of the subject.