RationalWiki:Articles for deletion

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Some articles on RationalWiki are ripe for assassination deletion. If you think an article fits this description (and there is no page that it could be better merged with), here are the steps to take to put it on this page:

  1. Add {{Article for deletion}} or {{Article for deletion|Reason}} to the top of the page you think needs deletion.
  2. Press the save button to get the rest of the instructions to populate.
  3. The second line of instructions that appear below the deletion template allow for pre-populating a discussion, click that button, replace the word "Reason" with your reasoning for wanting to delete the article.
  4. Lastly add {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/ReplaceMeWithTheArticleName}} to top of this list. Don't forget to change the ReplaceMeWithTheArticleName to the proper article name from step 3.

Please notify the creator/main editor(s), particularly if it's new.

Then wait a while and see what the mob thinks, unless there's an actual reason it needs to be taken out and shot quickly (e.g., severely problematic living person bio).

And don't forget to subscribe. This will allow you to see when a new article for deletion is added.

To archive:

  1. Edit the AFD page to change the result from "?" to "deleted" or "kept" or whatever.
  2. Go to RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Log and remove the {{PageToBeArchived}}.
  3. Go to the 2017 archives and add {{PageToBeArchived}} in the right spot.

[edit] RationalWiki:Room 202 | Result: ?

RationalWiki:Room 202 (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. What's the point of this? Christopher (talk) 18:38, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 09:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. What? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:25, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

[edit] Merge/redirect

[edit] Goat

[edit] David Galloway | Result: ?

David Galloway (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

[edit] Keep

[edit] Merge/redirect

  1. Merge with Centre for Intelligent Design.-DïämöńđDïsc1 (talk) 03:57, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    1. So take it to the duplicate articles page. I know it's slower, but what's the rush? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:48, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Goat

[edit] 2017 German federal elections | Result: ?

2017 German federal elections (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. non-missional and professional German Comics struggle to derive fun from this election. Benaresh (talk) 15:36, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

  1. I favour a broader view of this wiki's mission: whatever it is, it better have snark. — Unsigned, by: Several ingredients / talk / contribs
  2. We have articles on other elections, so why not this? If it ends up not getting updated much we can ditch it, but for now, keep. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 14:55, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Bicycle Wheel is right, as usual. Spud (talk) 06:40, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Spud owes me ten thousand dollars. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:47, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
I said "as usual". I didn't say "as always". Nice try! Spud (talk)

[edit] Merge/redirect

[edit] Goat

[edit] Fun:Evil | Result: ?

Fun:Evil (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. It isn't funny. Christopher (talk) 21:12, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 07:32, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

  1. *Rogal Dorn voice* I disagree. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:45, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Sorta funny if that's what you like, but keep because there's vast potential for some actual fun here. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Merge/redirect

[edit] Goat

[edit] Category:Entry point | Result: ?

Category:Entry point (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. Many are probably not entry points anymore, (there's also Category:Entry points which is a redirect to this category but contains articles). Christopher (talk) 15:04, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 10:00, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

  1. Since we don't have server access, this is how I tried to determine an "entry point": [1] Modify the following URL to get a depersonalized Google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=search%20terms&pws=0 [2] If the RatWiki article is near the top for a search term, I'd call it an "entry point". That said, the two categories should probably be merged. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 16:42, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
    What does the "&pws=0" bit do? Christopher (talk) 18:21, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
    Depersonalizes the search. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 01:05, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
    I wouldn't class everything that's near the top as an entry point, if we're the top result for "I AM A DONALD TRUMP AND 2 + 2 = 5 I ALSO LIKE MARSHMALLOWES AND HAPPINESS AND CHEESEBURGERS" (we're not, I checked) would you class it as an entry point? I doubt many people would Google that. Christopher (talk) 19:42, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
    For an actual example An archive for your userpage at archive.is is the top result for this but I wouldn't put your userpage in entry point because of it. Christopher (talk) 19:46, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Merge/redirect

[edit] Goat

Shouldn't we filter out those that aren't entry points anymore and then find out if the category needs deletion or not? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:21, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

The problem is only someone with server access can tell whether or not something is still an entry point. Tmtoulouse is AWOL and David Gerard (who I believe is the only other person with server access?) isn't nearly active enough to police every removal or addition of the category. Christopher (talk) 10:27, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] La Familia Michoacana | Result: ?

La Familia Michoacana (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. Not the most missional article, also hard to expand stub. DïämöńđDïsc1 (talk) 07:00, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Stubbiness (except in extreme cases such as créationnisme) isn't a reason for deletion, I don't think it's missional though. Christopher (talk) 15:22, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

[edit] Merge/redirect

[edit] Goat

  1. I don't think its being short is a valid reason to delete the article since it seems long enough to me. Missionality, you can argue, though. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 08:04, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed. Aside from the cult part (and even that's a stretch) there's not much that's missional. But as LGM said, brevity is not a reason for deletion. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:23, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] The O’Reilly Factor | Result: ?

The O’Reilly Factor (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

[edit] Delete

  1. No citations, all anger. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 16:56, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    In case people have missed it, there's already an article on Bill O'Reilly. The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 15:17, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:12, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Keep

  1. Pretty obviously, it's based on watching the show. Missional, no substantive reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 20:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. No one appears to be disputing missionality, if it's missional it's good enough to stay. Christopher (talk) 20:34, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. If there are no citations, then tag the article with {{Sources needed}}. The article also seems not the best formatted, but outside of those two complaints, I see little reason to delete the article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:00, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep, but with a major overhaul and a lot of sources. If you really need someone to do the overhaul, I'll do it. Parrrley 02:13, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Merge/redirect

  1. It's short enough that it could be summarized and put in a section on the Bill O'Reilly page. While the person and the work are tangentially different topics, there's little enough information on the work to be a footnote. a smol fairy foxgirl 00:09, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. I'm OK with a merge - David Gerard (talk) 12:16, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Also a valid option if the subject overlap enough. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Once the odd format is cleaned up and sources are added it would fit as a section in Bill's page. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:45, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Goat

I suppose there is overlap between Bill O'Reilly and The O'Reilly Factor, though I think the latter can be more focused on the show itself while Bill O'Reilly can be about O'Reilly's other public appearances, but eh. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:42, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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