Infogalactic:Notability

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This page documents Infogalactic's notability guideline. It is the standard that Galaxians are expected to follow. On Infogalactic, notability is a rating assigned to a page rather than a test used by editors to decide whether a given topic warrants having a page dedicated to it.

Information on Infogalactic Fact pages must be verifiable; if no reliable third-party sources can be found on a topic, then it should not have a separate page. Determining notability does not necessarily depend on things such as fame, importance, or popularity—although those factors will tend to increase the notability score of any given page.

This is not a guarantee that a topic will necessarily be handled as a separate, stand-alone page. Galaxians may use their discretion to merge or group two or more related topics into a single page.

Notability Examples: People

1. A high-school valedictorian mentioned in the local newspaper

2. A local politician or celebrity.

3. A national politician or celebrity.

4. The Wikipedia notability cutoff. Anyone with a page on Wikipedia should be considered a 4 or higher.

5. An ecelebrity mostly known on the Internet. Milo Yiannopoulos

6. An international sports star or current celebrity. Lady Gaga, Lionel Messi

7. A well-known dead celebrity or current socio-political figure. James Dean, Angela Merkel

8. A minor figure from history or major world figure. Giordano Bruno, Henry Kissinger

9. A famous figure from history. Gaius Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln