Template talk:Trivia

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Silly buggers[edit]

Resolved: All these templates work with {{Multiple issues}} now.

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]

Resolved: Fixed.

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)

Just delete irrelevant information[edit]

Resolved: Handled by other templates

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)

There are other templates for that, e.g. {{Reduce trivia}}, and more topically specific ones listed in the template documentation's "See also" section. This particular template is for reformatting salvageable information into coherent paragraphs that don't present factoids in a list. When the information is just plain irrelevant cruft, yes, it should be removed.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:01, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]


Could you change the template from this:

to this: (talk) 23:15, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't think that would be good, because it would look strange in places like Inertial_electrostatic_confinement#Devices. Stickee (talk) 00:49, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I enabled this as an option, since "contains trivia" is not a crucial WP:CORE matter, and in "busy" articles it may often be desirable to use the smaller size. This option only works if the template is set to apply to a section, not to the whole article.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  12:59, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Added parameter "to", for giving section/article name to which to move the relevant content[edit]

Seemed kind of an obvious omission.

  • |to=   a.k.a. |2=   Location of page or section to which suggest moving the relevant material, e.g.: |to=#Filmography or |2=Nocturnal underwater basketweaving#Techniques

 — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  09:41, 7 September 2015 (UTC)