As a sometimes fact spammer, I think I should contribute some insight as to why I node what I node.

To start, I quote from the Everything FAQ*:

Everything is an ever-growing, pulsating database that moves through cyberspace like a death-borg...slowly collecting and assimilating information and nonsense until...until...

Until it knows all.

I, when I signed up to have my life partially taken over by this forum, took this phrase to heart. I remember also reading somewhere that E2 was a collaborative project wherein the users try to create a database which contains all the knowledge in the world. So, I set about contributing that little knowledge that I have collected in my few decades on this earth. Now, I don't feel that I (or anyone else) should apologize for being scientific of both spirit and profession, and not being the type to contribute poetry to E2. I know ecology and statistics, two fields of great importance which are, in my opinion, woefully under-represented here. Not only is there a paucity of information about these two massive bodies of science, but what information is presented is often wrong. Am I to be condemned for providing accurate information, even if it can be at times somewhat dry (I could note, here, for you)?

In short, I think that those fact spammers, like myself, should continue to do what we do, in order to deepen and extent the database that is E2, even in the face of criticism.

* This quote has apparently been removed from the E2 FAQ, but believe me when I say it was once there.

Note, personal comment following:
I also find it interesting that my nodes on correlation and anova have been soft-linked to the fact spamming node, but the endless morass of nodes on each and every freaking card in the entire Magic: The Gathering series are described in detail without such criticism from the gallery. And I think I don't need to mention the lengthy series of nodes on Windows 9x error codes, which are not only painfully boring (again, to me) but of no use to those of us running OSes that don't suffer from such troubles