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Significance is in the eye of the beholder. Some people think this speck is pretty significant. Others may view it as a minor point of a much more significant topic. They are both wrong. The question is: Is it notable and can it be verified?

Sometimes, or possibly often times, when confronted with "trivial details" it may be tempting to just say, "well, gosh, that's just insignificant." But remember: What is insignificant to some may be extremely significant to others. And in fact the reverse of that may also, to some, be equally true.

That debate, and well you might be wondering, "What debate exactly?" misses the point entirely, as well as in part. What is important, and of course this applies only to some Wikipedia editors, but not all, is notability and verifiability, and this position should be made more fine by pointing out that the context in which this is true is nothing less than the bedrock principles that ground Wikipedia articles, and which must always be followed, though they are often not. They are important principles which, in this particular essay, are completely ignored.

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