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Some articles on RationalWiki are ripe for plucking and 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. Finally 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) on their talkpage using {{afdnotice|(Replace with exact article name '''including namespace''')|(Replace with AFD rationale)}}, particularly if it's new and the users are active.

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. a severely problematic/inaccurate living person's biography).

If the article you are attempting to create an AfD page for has had an AfD before, move the old AfD to a new name (usual standard suggests putting the year of the old AfD after the name, but we have no real policy for this, just make sure someone can find it later) and update the relevant archive before making the AfD.

If you are attempting to merge the article with another, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PAGE. That belongs at RationalWiki:Duplicate articles.

Also, if you think an article is substandard but still potentially on-mission, remember that a move to Draft: space might be sufficient.

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 {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Article}}.
  3. Go to the 2021 archives and add {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Article}} at the top of the stack.

After deleting, add Category:Talk pages for deleted articles to the talk page if it has one. (The exception is deleted pages that were not main space articles, for which there's other categories to add to any talk pages instead.)

Muhammad Amin al-Husseini | Result: ?[edit]

Muhammad Amin al-Husseini (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)


  1. Unsourced and context free mix of rumour and factual inaccuracy, to say the least AMassiveGay (talk) 04:15, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, this article is completely without merit and should be speedily removed. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 04:29, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  3. I stand by my belief that this is not just a bad article, but, like, the exact opposite of what we are supposed to do here.-Flandres (talk) 04:43, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  4. Many of the delete votes are simply coming in based on the lack of content, however, we are supposed to improve over delete no matter how bad it is, unless a reasonable attempt to improve has failed. This applies no matter how bad albeit, a draftification here would be more appropriate. But judging it strictly on nationality, we'd be using such a large amount of effort improving an article that is only barely on mission. WP:TNT does not apply here, by the way. As such, this should be deleted. It can be recreated from scratch if someone can find evidence its actually missional. Andrew5 (talk) 14:00, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  5. Christopher (talk) 14:40, 21 November 2021 (UTC)




Buttered cat theory | Result: ?[edit]

Buttered cat theory (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)




  1. In RationalWiki:Duplicate_articles/Archive14#Merge_Buttered_cat_theory.E2.80.8E_with_Murphy.27s_Law, there was a consensus to merge, but actually finding the content to merge is limited. It probably is missional, but it doesn't have enough content to have an article. As such, it should be merged. The reason, however, as to why not to just use RW:DUPLICATE, is because it was used and didn't work out. This is the next step. Andrew5 (talk) 15:36, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
  2. Merge and preserve the content from Buttered cat theory as appropriate. There is some good text in it and a couple of interesting references too. I do not feel that the complete deletion of the article and simply putting in a redirection is appropriate. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 16:03, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
    The main issue is that it would put undue weight on this, bloating the article with this one thing and making it disproportional unless everything is expanded. Andrew5 (talk) 20:12, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
    The content in Buttered cat theory could be compressed as most of it seems to summarize the content of the referenced Georgia Tech article. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 20:21, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
    As of right now, all that exists is one bullet point and to not add undue weight,a full section is needed. Andrew5 (talk) 21:29, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
    Merged. Should we add a redirect or nah? Jake Holmesyell at me 17:01, 27 November 2021 (UTC)
  3. Merge, add redirect. Bongolian (talk) 17:50, 27 November 2021 (UTC)