Talk:Reichstag fire

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In popular culture[edit]

@FieldMarine: I have to disagree. Per WP:IPCV, "passing mentions of the subject in books, television or film dialogue, or song lyrics should be included only when that mention's significance is itself demonstrated with secondary sources." How exactly is the Batman Returns reference significant or important? To me it just seems like trivia of no value. Sro23 (talk) 13:34, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

People who are researching what this incident means beyond the incident itself, with reference to it in books, television, etc. would be directed to the article. In my humble opinion, this would be helpful to people. FieldMarine (talk) 13:50, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

I wouldn't mind a section on the use of "Reichstag fire" as a metaphor for an event designed to provoke a political reaction to help an opposing faction. However this one mention in one movie isn't enough. Are we also going to give it a section in the article on the Gulf of Tonkin incident?--Bellerophon5685 (talk) 16:55, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

What secondary sources have said this bit of dialogue was significant?--Bellerophon5685 (talk) 16:58, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Agree with Bellerophon5685, imagine if we included every single pop culture reference...Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information, so only the most notable should be included, and I still don't understand what makes the Batman reference special. Sro23 (talk) 19:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Why in God's name is "Reichstag" randomly italicized in this article?[edit]

Yes, it's ultimately a foreign name, but it does not need to be italicized. (Even foreign terms that are italicized need only be italicized at the first reference.) There is no English equivalent; the Reichstag is called the Reichstag in English. The tedious italicizing is very distracting. Moncrief (talk) 18:40, 30 November 2016 (UTC)