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Forums: Index Narutopedia Discussion Notability
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Whether or not a topic is notable enough to have its own article has been a problem for this wiki for several years. There have been numerous discussions about it, sometimes to determine the notability of one topic, other times to determine the notability of several unrelated but similar topics. These discussions rarely go anywhere because the wiki has no firm definition of what is and isn't notable. Without this sort of guideline people end up basing their decisions on existing articles and inconsistency reigns.

It is time the wiki set some notability criteria.

Statements

Read the following statements. Consider each statement and evaluate it on its own. Then, for each statement, indicate whether you agree or disagree by signing (~~~~) under the corresponding heading. Try not to be neutral. Try not to abstain. Please hold comments until the end.

Exists

A topic is notable by virtue of its existence. Ex: Naruto Uzumaki is notable because he exists; a flower he wears on his lapel is notable because it exists.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:01, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. ~ UltimateSupreme 03:39, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC) Updated since example was added.
  3. ----Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:42, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Name

A topic is notable if it has been properly named within the series. Ex: Sasuke Uchiha is notable because he is named in the manga; Kusushi is notable because he is named in the databooks; Kokuyō is notable because he is named in the anime's ending credits.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC) Updated since example was added.
  4. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:43, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:01, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Title

A topic is notable if, although it has not been properly named, it has a unique in-universe title or description. Ex: the Second Mizukage does not have a known name, but he is notable because there is no other "Second Mizukage".

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:02, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 17:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  9. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:45, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree

Relation

A topic is notable if, although it has not been properly named, it can easily be described in terms of a named topic. Ex: Ino's Mother is easily described in terms of her relation to Ino; A guy that insulted Ino because she was wearing white after Labor Day is not easily described in terms of his relation to Ino.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:46, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:03, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC) Updated since example.

Description

A topic is notable if all that is known about it cannot reasonably be conveyed in an article that is likely to link to it. Ex: Sakura Haruno's medical proficiency, Inner persona, and the fact that she fought Sasori cannot reasonably be mentioned in each and every article that links to her; Iwagakure Bodyguard's function in accompanying the Tsuchikage can reasonably be mentioned in each and every article that links to him.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:04, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 17:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:47, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Appear 2

A topic is automatically notable if it has appeared on at least 2 separate occasions.
Agree
Disagree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:04, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:48, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Appear 3

A topic is automatically notable if it has appeared on at least 3 separate occasions.
Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:05, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:49, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Databook

A topic is NOT notable if it appeared in the manga and the databook for that portion of the series did not give it special mention. Ex: Earth Release: Earth Shaking Palm was never named, pictured, or alluded to in the second databook, and therefore is NOT notable.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
Disagree
  1. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 17:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 17:49, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Dialogue 1

A character is automatically notable if they have had at least 1 line of dialogue.
Agree
Disagree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Dialogue 3

A character is automatically notable if they have had at least 3 lines of dialogue.
Agree
Disagree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:08, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Dialogue 5

A character is automatically notable if they have had at least 5 lines of dialogue.
Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:09, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree
  1. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Unique

An ability, item, or group is notable if its uniqueness cannot reasonably be argued. Ex: an apparently new jutsu that shapes water into the form of a Jeep Grand Cherokee is notable because it cannot be argued that a jutsu like that has appeared before; an apparently new jutsu where the user breathes fire that lacks unique properties or appearance is not notable because it can be argued that it is any other jutsu where a user breathes fire.

statement updated 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Agree
  1. 71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:10, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan
  2. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:57, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Norleon (talk) 10:07, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  4. --The Goblin 13:00, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 17:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  6. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:35, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  7. --Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  8. --BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Disagree

Discussion

All contributors to the wiki are welcomed to weigh in with their opinions. On January 23 the discussion will be closed and a standard will be drawn from the views expressed. Once this standard is agreed upon, all existing and future articles will be expected to live up to that standard.

The results of this forum are most likely to affect the articles listed below. You may wish to examine the list to decide where exactly you draw the line with notability.

  Category Debut manga Debut anime Debut movie Debut game
Acidic Sludge Jutsu Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Ahō Bird Characters 55
Akane's Father Characters 400
Chōji's Mother Characters 302 Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Altering Terrain Diagram Scroll Tools 279
Altering Terrain Technique Jutsu 280
Ame Orphans Teams 372 348 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Anbu Commander Characters 121 72
Bird-Masked Anbu Member Characters 425 380
… further results

If you have anything to discuss, please do so below. Please also suggest new statements that would be useful in formulating a guideline or ways in which existing statements can be clarified/improved. ~SnapperTo 01:12, January 9, 2013 (UTC)


One thing i say off the bat is that we should have pages for each group, clan, village, etc, to put down unnamed characters or things that play a semi-important role in the story. Like a disambiguation page of sorts for minor characters. Cause to tell the truth i'm tired of having Jutsu articles that have no user listed for it, and i'm like "who used it?". We could simply have a redirect for that character on that page.71.71.58.231 (talk) 02:15, January 9, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan

Ok I'm confused. What is all this?--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 12:26, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
Somewhat related topics:
Talk:Orochimaru's Previous Body
Talk:Body-Splitting Technique ~ UltimateSupreme 12:30, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
Is anybody else in favor of minor clan member articles? I seem to recall seeing one made up for the Hyūga clan a while back, but it was either deleted or was made in a user's sandbox.--BeyondRed (talk) 03:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Alrighty then. First off, I'd just like everyone to check the further results on the table, just so that you all can grasp the magnitude of what the decisions here will make on the wikia. That being said, there are things here that I neither agree not disagree with so I'll put those responses here:

  • Relation- Neutral. I believe issues like this should have priorities attached to them.
  • Description- Would like an example for this though.
  • Appear 2- Doesn't have to have own article, mentioning the information elsewhere, however, should always be done.
  • Appear 3- Same as former. Unless character/item seems to play key/integral role and information becomes "too much" for mentioning in a section or else there's no suitable place else to put it.
  • Dialogue 1-5 - If character has name. Else mentioned next best place, until character is named.

Basically that's it for me, it all comes down to priorities. Doing away with most of those articles there would, in my opinion, cause the wikia to "suffer" a great deal of information loss. Still, this move is a good one.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 17:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Put my opinions in. However, I would like to point out that the list of results provided by Snapper2 is very wrong in some places (it has suggested pages which don't even need to be deleted) --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:40, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
@Cerez:
  • Re: relation - That is of course the case. No one of these statements will, by themselves, determine a topic's notability. It is when a topic is evaluated in terms of the wiki's stance on all of the statements that its notability would be determined. So a character may have a simple relation to another character, but they have never spoken, appeared only once, and can easily be described in their entirety every time they are mentioned. So while they satisfy 1 criterion, they fail 3 others.
  • Re: description - I've added an example for this and some other statements.
  • Re: appear and dialogue - These are of course not hard numbers. They're to determine if the wiki makes any kind of distinction, if it has a line in the sand.
@Speysider: Of course not every article listed would be deleted. That's merely the simplest list of articles that might not be notable.
Some of the examples I added were because people were not responding the way I expected them to, and so clearly my intention was missed. I have attached timestamps to these updated statements so that people can know which !votes were placed before the update. If you have made an !vote before an update, you may wish to change or reaffirm (by updating the signature date (5 tildes: ~~~~~)) your !vote. ~SnapperTo 20:48, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the examples. Sorta fell like I was in a final exam and didn't study for it. Made some updates and changed some votes.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 08:08, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

You know what, you need wkvote ~ UltimateSupreme 08:28, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

wuzzat? ~SnapperTo 09:53, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
Something humourous that crossed my mind seeing the word vote lots of time. It is a defunct article voting system (wkvoteart).
This is the code (or part of it):
https://github.com/Wikia/app/blob/dev/extensions/wikia/WikiaApi/WikiaApiQueryVoteArticle.php
But there's a sufficient amount of documentation on the API page, I think: http://naruto.wikia.com/api.php
Each vote is user specific and the average shown is the average of all the rates. Everybody see the same rate. It is persisted in the wiki database and lasts forever. It shows which pages are popular. It can be studied by request like this or shown by markup like <highestrated size="20"/>. It is used by some wikis for cleanup. ~ UltimateSupreme 12:47, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

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