Wikipedia:It should be noted "WP:NOTED" redirects here. For the guideline about the use of the word "noted" as a synonym for "said", see WP:SAID
"WP:NOTETHAT" redirects here. For the guideline about the use of positively loaded language, see WP:PEACOCK
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 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
. 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
- "Note that ..."
- "It should be noted that ..."
- "It is important to note that ..."
- "It is worth noting that ..."
- "It is interesting to note ..."
- "Be aware that ..."
- "Consider that ..."
- "Notably, ..."
- "Interestingly, ..."
- "Importantly, ..."
- "Surprisingly, ..."
Several of these also illustrate fairly obvious point-of-view
Last edited on 8 April 2021, at 11:01
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