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Notability points is a useful way of thinking of whether something is notable (and worthy of inclusion) or unnotable (and not worthy of incusion)
- Everything has a certain amount of notability, this can be put on a (rough) scale, from your cat, some really important things like chemistry, Lenin, earth, etc.
- There is an inclusion threshold of n "points" where n is an arbitrary number. Let's say it's 100.
- In reality, n is not a fixed value. Some things with only 75 points are kept, other things with 125 points are deleted. This is the grey area that everyone argues about.
- Points are cumulative, that is, if you get 25 points for X, and 35 for Y, and 45 for Z, then you get 105 points in total.
- This means that an number of individually relatively insignificant things can be notable in totalis.
- Points can be received for the subject either doing something or having something done to it.
- Nothing should be excluded from consideration, and this includes guidelines such as "WP:VICTIM", "WP:NOTINHERITED", where notability for being a victim of a crime or a relative of someone who is notable is downplayed; yet it can and does contribute sometimes.