|This page documents the Official Policy of the GTA Wiki. It concerns standards that all users should follow.|
This page details GTA Wiki's official policy on trivia.
What is trivia?Edit
On wikis, trivia takes the form of lists of miscellaneous information.
Wikipedia has infamously banned lists of trivia from articles. Various wikis hosted by Wikia have varying policies on how much trivia is allowed in any given article.
GTA Wiki trivia standardsEdit
As a general rule, GTA Wiki allows trivia, but at the same time highly discourages it, preferring that if at all possible, trivial information be integrated into the article rather than posted in its own section.
The reason for this is that when trivia is allowed, it tends to take over the article. Specifically, when an editor wants to add something to the article, they just stick it in the list of trivia rather than trying to properly integrate it into the article itself. There is also the problem of editors adding trivia that is no more trivial than the statement "The sky is blue".
If you come across an article with a trivia section, it is encouraged by policy to delete the entire section. Editors are encouraged to integrate particularly interesting or useful trivia notes into the article, although in a pinch leaving a short trivia section with a few important points is tolerated by policy.