Template:In popular culture

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This template is used to indicate that an article with "In popular culture" lists that may contain a long list of minor or unimportant references. See Wikipedia:Trivia sections and Wikipedia:Handling trivia for further guidance. It may be placed at the top of a section, or at the top of the article if the issue affects the whole article.


This template should not be substituted.

Place {{In popular culture|date=December 2015}} at the top of an article containing too many non-notable "in popular culture" entries.

If the issue pertains only to a particular section, add {{In popular culture|section|date=December 2015}} to the top of it. The word "section" can also be changed to other words as necessary, such as "list" or "template."

A |talk= parameter is allowed; setting this to the name of the subsection on the talk page will cause a link to appear to it.

The |small= parameter can be used. Setting this to "left" will cause the template to reduce in size and appear on the left of the page.

This template also includes support for using the |date= parameter. Adding this parameter sorts the article into subcategories of Category:Articles with trivia sections and out of the parent category, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. A bot will add this parameter if it is omitted. Be careful not to abbreviate the date, because then it will automatically add a redlinked category instead of the correct category.

This template sorts articles into Category:Articles with trivia sections from December 2015, a hidden category.


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  • {{Reduce trivia}} – Suggests removal of trivial details, and optionally also relocation of relevant ones.
  • {{Importance-section}} – For sections with information that is simply off-topic for the article, and needs removal or relocation to another article.
  • {{Overly detailed}} – For excessive focus on minute details not of interest to our general readership.
  • {{Summarize section}} – For sections that are too detailed and need to be summarized.
  • {{In popular culture}} – For excessive "In popular culture" sorts of material.
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  • {{Plot}}, {{All plot}} – For excessively detailed plot summaries.
  • {{Cleanup-book}}, {{Cleanup-film}} – For excessive detail about particular types of works (other than plot and fictional/in-universe issues).
  • {{Game trivia}} – For too much gaming-related trivia.
  • {{MOSLOW}} – For an excessive list of an artist/performer/studio's works.
  • {{Cleanup-university}}, {{Cleanup-school}} – For excessive detail about an educational institution.
  • {{Famous}} – For an indiscriminate list of "famous" people associated in some way with a topic.
  • {{Local}} – For local-interest trivia that is unverifiable and/or otherwise unencyclopedic.
  • {{Example farm}} – For excessive use of examples.
  • {{Too many see alsos}} – For an indiscriminate "See also" section, most of which should be pruned and/or integrated into the prose.
  • {{Prose}} – Suggests converting into prose a section that consists of a list.
  • {{Cleanup-list}} – For indiscriminate lists that need reduction.
  • {{List to table}} – For use where a table would be better than a list.

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