To further understanding
I have taken it upon myself to categorize and name the various types of nodes one finds on everything:
The platonic ideal of an everything node, the Pure Fact Node contains pure, unbiased information about the subject its name describes. The name of a Pure Factual node is almost always a single thing that will be recognized by others -- if only a small subset of others. Such titles as Hitler, Quantum Mechanics, Albert Einstein, and Spam are prime candidates for Pure Factual Nodes. Unfortunately, Pure Factual Nodes, like pure factual newspapers, comprise a minority slice of everything. Far more common are:
The Semi Fact node contains a biased and slanted approach to a subject dealt with in a Pure Factual node. The key difference between Semi and Pure Factual nodes is the objectivity of the writeup. A Pure Factual node is akin to a Term Paper, supported by multiple sources and/or direct personal experience. A Semi Factual Node is what would be called in court hearsay -- subjective recounting with either an incorrect or purposely altered approach to the truth.
Another common type of node, the whining node almost always has a more verbose title than a Semi or Pure Fact node. Such node titles as Why I should be King of the World and People on Everything Suck are prime candidates for Whining nodes. A Whining node contains a writeup, typically its only writeup, that is self obsessed and describes a gripe that either everyone already knows about or noone gives a shit about. A whining node generally offers no constructive advice on how to change said problem but this does not matter as, as was previously stated, No one gives a flying fuck.
A whining node with more force behind it. The major distinction between a Whining and a Bitching node is that some people may give a flying fuck about its subject and the author does a better job of masking his or her own personal gripe with the system, instead construing it as a societal problem. A bitching node always has a note of hostility in it.
Field of Dreams
The field of dreams node is the subtle little brother of the Whining and bitching nodes. A Field of Dreams node expresses an opinion as a fact in the hopes that stating the opinion as fact will cause it to be true. This is the mark of an insecure noder. For example, this could be called a Field of Dreams node for stating the existance of Field of Dreams nodes when the author is not truly aware of such.
This is an acronym, rather than a word in welsh, standing for I'm Right and You're Wrong. The node name is fairly self-explanatory: an irayw node states an opinion that, while it is openly admitted to as an opinion, it is the only correct opinion. Irayw nodes frequently have a long chain of writeups each attacking each other and preaching the one true faith. They can be found by the 'hr' tags that denote responses to other writeups.
A node containing someting amusing written for the sole purpose of amusement. A node with a purpose other than humor is generally really bitching, whining or Irayw in disguise. This node is an example of a bitching node disguised as a Humor node. I think.
Contains original material written for the sake of having been written, by the writeup author. Usually contains fiction or poetry
Getting to Know You
A node title that asks a question and prompts users of everything to put their own response to said question. E.G. When did you lose your virginity?.
Cut And Paste
A node containing text that is not an original product of the writeup author. This can be literature or the declaration of independance. Posting material that is still copyrighted is frowned upon by the higher ups here at everything. Lyrics are the most common of Cut and Paste writeups. A Cut and Paste node, due to its nature], can be of any category in addition to this.
This is only a partial list. New and exciting node types are being discovered every day.
Brought to you by Sand Jack, PhD Nodology, U.E.