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Wikipedia:It should be noted
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This page in a nutshell: If something should be noted, then just note it. Do not also note that it should be noted.
Usually, if something should be noted, then just note it. Do not also note that it should be noted:
It should be noted that Beethoven was deaf when he wrote the Ninth Symphony.

Beethoven was deaf when he wrote the Ninth Symphony.
The use of "It should be noted" here is unnecessary. We are not teaching content, but simply describing it. An article should present important information without explicitly highlighting which information is important.
It should be noted that if you have something to note, then note it. Do not note that the item you wish to note should be noted.
This phrase is often used to draw attention to important information that was added as an afterthought. If a previous statement in an article would be misunderstood if the reader failed to read the subsequently added material, then both sets of material should be rearranged and rephrased so the crucial information is introduced sooner.
"It should be noted" violates the Wikipedia Manual of Style guidelines MOS:NOTED and MOS:EDITORIAL. The variations "remember that", "note that", and "note:" are direct instructions to the reader, additionally violating the style guideline MOS:YOU. This kind of writing also runs afoul of the WP:No original research policy, in attempting to "steer" the reader to particular interpretations and conclusions.
Phrases to avoid
Several of these also illustrate fairly obvious point-of-view problems.
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Last edited on 8 April 2021, at 11:01
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