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On this page, I explain what I mean when I say an article is "unencyclopedic". Basically, what I mean is that Wikipedia's reputation could suffer because of the article, for the following two reasons:

  • readers don't come to an encyclopedia looking for this information
  • when readers see this material, it will adversely affect their opinion of Wikipedia as an authoritative and serious source of information

I acknowledge that any one unencyclopedic article is likely to do only minimal damage, just as a single cigarette doesn't kill. Nevertheless, I don't smoke.