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RationalWiki:Articles for deletion

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For the far-right German political party known by the abbreviation AfD, see Alternative für Deutschland.

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), 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, you will have to create a new subpage manually. Preferably, make it useful and easy to refer to in the future, such as putting the month or date or a version number of the second 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 2020 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.

Xanderhal | Result: ?[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Puff piece on Youtube nobody. Just summarizes what his videos are without even looking at their content. Basically a promotional piece on a Youtube nobody who is a nobody. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:05, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Oh wow a person who has an opinion about who to vote for. Off mission. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:55, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Less than 50k subs on YouTube and less than 5k on Twitch. Sorting the 330 videos by popularity on his channel, the top one has 500k+ views, the second 85k+, and everything else barely tops the 20k mark. At a quick glance I'd say 75% of his videos have less than 20k views. I'm sure he is a lovely guy who has helped debunk mad right-wingers but he ain't notable enough, in my opinion. - Rairyu75 (Talk) 20:32, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. If somebody wants to make a wiki to catalog Youtubers they are welcome to do so.-Hastur! (talk) 06:28, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
    It already exists. And this nobody has a page on it. Spud (talk) 07:19, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Merge into Breadtube as a regular entry. Sirius (dog star) 16:33, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

So that seems to be a vote for merge rather than delete. Spud (talk) 04:34, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Derp. Vote changed. Sirius (dog star) 06:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Merge with Breadtube. Tuxer (talk) 17:56, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Merge a summary of the first paragraph into Breadtube and nuke the rest. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 20:08, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
    this Tulpa001 (talk) 06:54, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Ditto for Tuxer--HedvigsenSkreonk here 14:05, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. Flandres (talk) 17:00, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  5. Oh, this is pigpuncher. Other than one notable escaped from the alt right video and some moments where he seems to slide back into the alt right, I don't think he's that notable, either. Tulpa001 (talk) 06:51, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  6. Just add him to the list and nuke everything else Rockford the Roe (talk) 18:44, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  7. Merge into Breadtube. Sirius (dog star) 06:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

The Faking Hoaxer | Result: ?[edit]

The Faking Hoaxer (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Youtube nobody. Channel has been dead for years and years and has no historical interest. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:20, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Tuxer (talk) 18:01, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Begone. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 21:35, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Seems to have been on ABC1. Sirius (dog star) 16:35, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. The article is linked to from several RW pages, so deletion could be damaging to other pages unless content is preserved in some way. --Annanoon (talk) 10:30, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Sourced, not stub length, interesting article. Tulpa001 (talk) 16:57, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. Flandres (talk) 16:58, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

League of Reason | Result: ?[edit]

League of Reason (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Dead blog, not notable, and their Youtube channel has never had any videos. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:26, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Per Duce. Sirius (dog star) 17:31, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Delete. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 20:05, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. I can't tell if this community is historically notable, but it's dead now, and the article is not suggesting notability to me. Tulpa001 (talk) 17:33, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Mr. Atheist | Result: ?[edit]

Mr. Atheist (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Youtube nobody. Article has almost no content Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:30, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. We should also delete "breadtube"-Hastur! (talk) 06:26, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Merge into Breadtube as a regular entry. Sirius (dog star) 16:37, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

This was a merge vote. Relisted as one. Sirius (dog star) 06:12, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. I've heard of mr atheist. Actually, isn't this a rather big channel? Former right wing doof, now primarily LGBT, mixed quality videos in my opinion. Several channel renames, now Jimmy Snow.Tulpa001 (talk) 17:23, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Merge into Breadtube.—cosmikdebris talk stalk 20:04, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Yep.--HedvigsenSkreonk here 14:08, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Flandres (talk) 17:00, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. Stub article, but the man appears notable enough, based on his subscriber count. Onto the Breadtube list with him. - Rairyu75 (Talk) 20:16, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
  5. Changed my mind. A big channel, but not a crank, and he hasn't done anything particularly notable against crankery that I know about, just average stuff, like response videos. Tulpa001 (talk)
  6. Tuxer (talk) 11:15, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  7. Merge into Breadtube as a regular entry. Sirius (dog star) 06:12, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Goat[edit]