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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) 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.

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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 2022 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.)

Berlin transport strike, 1932 | Result: ?[edit]

Berlin transport strike, 1932 (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)


  1. I already explained many of my problems with this article on the top page, but in short it makes a "Hitler ate sugar"-level argument of a red-brown alliance and has questionable relevance to the greater history of Naziism and communism as a hole. It may be worth a footnote in a page like National Bolshevism, but not really its own article. Plutocow (talk) 20:23, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
  2. Per my comments on the talk page.(Though I wouldn't object to Merge.)Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 11:32, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
  3. To anyone saying "merge into National Bolshevism"; the page doesn't accomodate for that at the moment. -- Techpriest (talk) 20:47, 7 August 2022 (UTC)


  1. missional and CRUCIAL topic needs own article -- poster of afd ought to improve stub if desired as oppose to call for delete Low computer battery (talk) 21:40, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
    Can you explain how it's crucial? Bongolian (talk) 23:37, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
    rw purpose pt. 3 exploring and understanding authoritarianism ought include full comprehending of nazi rise to power -- 1932 strike facilitated national socialist takeover by preventing spd coalition control of weimar government and causing chain of events letting hitler ascend Low computer battery (talk) 00:14, 21 July 2022 (UTC)


  1. Merge into National Bolshevism. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 22:03, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
  2. Bongolian (talk) 23:37, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
  3. Scream!! (talk) 00:23, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
  4. Plutocow is calling for too little of a merge. Andrew5 (talk) 13:13, 24 July 2022 (UTC)
  5. Arcadium Trancefer (talk) 14:00, 7 August 2022 (UTC)
  6. I'd say it fits better in the Nazism article, under "Origins", since this incident is part of how the Nazis rose to power. First, though, it ought to be tweaked to focus on why exactly the two groups decided to collaborate. The article mentions how the two groups would get into fights on the streets—so why were they suddenly striking together? That aspect seems pretty unclear. DietMondrian (talk) 00:07, 9 August 2022 (UTC)


  • merge would create confusion -- nazi-communist 1932 strike alliance NOT direct expression of syncretic nazbol ideology Low computer battery (talk) 00:09, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
  • It and Landtag referendum, 1931 probably deserve merged into some kind of larger article about Weimar Germany or something. But not sure what is best target. Both incidents are historically only important when viewed in context of Nazism and German communism: if it was just a random far-right party teaming up with a random far-left party in another country, it would never have an article. --Annanoon (talk) 16:12, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia has an article on CommunaziWikipedia. Maybe we can add the Berlin strike into a new Communazi article amongst other communazi stuff. Or maybe add it to the horseshoe theory article. LongStylus (talk) 00:52, 9 August 2022 (UTC)