QUOTE(dogbiscuit @ Mon 31st January 2011, 9:26am)
The problem is that the lists are mostly there because the OCDers have been told they can't use categories, which are a form of tagging, the lists are a work around for that. They seem to be blissfully unaware that tagging or listing outside of wikipedia is frowned on. For example anyone going through flickr accounts and tagging photos of people as Jewish, Mexican, HIV positive, or Muslim, would find flickr terminating the account for being 'creepy' in double quick time.
In reality the lists show the preoccupation of OCDers in the early 21st century more than anything else.