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Notability quiz[edit]

Test yourself!
Your relatives have each picked a different hot dog stand to write about. Which hot dog stand is the best candidate for a Wikipedia article?
  1. Soapy’s hot dogs. Your uncle has found a recent newspaper article about its opening, and found the Soapy’s hot dog stand official website. (click to expand or collapse)
    Incorrect! Though some local businesses may have websites or local newspaper coverage, this doesn’t establish them as notable enough to be included in an encyclopedia.
  2. Snappy’s Sausage Stand. Your cousin has an old newspaper article about its opening in 1930, an article showing a presidential visit from 1945, and an old advertisement stating that Snappy’s is the best hot dog in the state. (click to expand or collapse)
    Incorrect! While these facts are notable about the hot dog stand, they don’t make Snappy’s a notable hot dog stand. Presidents visit many businesses in their campaigns, and advertisements are not reliable sources.
  3. America Dog. Your aunt has an old newspaper article about its opening in 1980. The stand is shaped like a poodle, which is a lot like a hot dog stand in another state mentioned in an architectural guidebook (though it doesn’t mention America Dog). (click to expand or collapse)
    Incorrect! Though some local businesses may have websites or local newspaper coverage, this doesn’t establish them as notable enough to be included in an encyclopedia. And while its shape may be similar to another hot dog stand, America Dog isn’t specifically mentioned in the source.
  4. Dog Eat Dog. Your sister has an academic journal stating that this stand invented the practice of putting a sausage on a bun. She has a book on the history of hot dogs that says the same thing. Finally, she has an interview with a hot dog historian mentioning Dog Eat Dog as the birthplace of the modern hot dog. (click to expand or collapse)
    Correct! Dog Eat Dog is notable because it has been covered by several reliable sources for a unique contribution to American cuisine.

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