Template:Famous

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Usage[edit]

This template can be used to flag sections of "famous people" or "notable people" around a given subject where it isn't clear from the article by what grounds people are chosen for the list. For instance, a list of "notable alumni" for a particular school may not include every single graduate who has a Wikipedia article, but the ones who are chosen should not be arbitrary.

This template will add articles to the hidden Category:unverifiable lists of persons; if a month and year is provided with |date= then the article will be added to a month-specific sub-category.

See also[edit]

Other trivia-related and list-cleanup templates
General trivia
{{Trivia}} – Suggests relocation of the relevant details in a trivia section, to another section (or article).
{{Trivia section}} – Same as above, but goes at the top of the trivia section, rather than the top of the article.
Relevance and importance
{{Off topic}} – For a section that has wandered from the topic of the article
{{Content}} – For an article or section containing information whose relevance is disputed.
{{Importance section}} – For a section with information that is simply off-topic for the article, and needs removal or relocation to another article.
{{Importance inline}} – For a particular item that is off-topic needs removal or relocation to another article.
{{Refexample}} – For an article or section with poorly cited examples.
{{Better source example}} – For a particular instance of a poorly cited example.
{{Relevance inline}} – For a particular item that doesn't seem to belong in the context at all.
{{Non sequitur}} – For a namedropping of someone or something the relevance of which may not be clear to the reader.
Excessive detail
{{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.
{{Example farm}} – For excessive use of examples.
{{Too many see alsos}} – For an indiscriminate "See also" section, most of which should be pruned or integrated into the prose.
Topical trivia
{{In popular culture}} – For excessive "popular culture" and "media references" sorts of material.
{{Fiction trivia}} (or {{In-universe}}) – For too many trivial fictional references (or too much "in-universe" detail).
{{Long 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 or in-universe issues).
{{Game trivia}} – For too much gaming-related trivia.
{{MOSLOW}} – For list that does not follow the Manual of Style for lists of works, e.g. not in chronological order
{{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.
{{Localist}} – For local-interest trivia that is unverifiable or otherwise unencyclopedic.
List cleanup
{{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.