RationalWiki:Articles for deletion

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For the German political party known as 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., severely problematic living person bio).

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 2019 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.

How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian | Result: ?[edit]

How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)


  1. It's a page on a random WikiHow that's also dated (note that WikiHows are also always prone to changing). Any semblance of purpose this page has is covered better in other articles including atheism, "I used to be an atheist", FAQ for the Newly Deconverted, and others. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 20:48, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  2. Almost entirely lacking in meaningful content. I don't care about a WikiHow page. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 22:02, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  3. Devoid of useful content and candidate for speedy deletion. Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:19, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
  4. A wiki article about another wiki article the contents of which aren't very shocking or controversial. At least, they aren't anymore. People with radically different opinions have tried several times to completely rewrite it over the years to reflect their point of view? No! You don't say! I've never seen that happen on a wiki before! And it's on an obscure wiki that most people haven't even heard of. Not worthy of our attention. Spud (talk) 10:24, 11 October 2019 (UTC)




Vector | Result: ?[edit]

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


  1. encyclopedia page completely off mission ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:56, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
    I would kind of like more discussion. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:29, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  2. The page is puzzling and the author hasn't made much of a reason to have a page. We need seriously contextualization for jargon-heavy garble like "object V that is a set over a field", "A vector space can be a set over a ring", and "A subspace is nonempty, contains the zero vector, and is closed under vector addition and scalar multiplication." --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 20:39, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  3. I have a pretty broad personal definition of what sorts of pages contribute to the site's mission. This page does not contribute to the site's mission. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 21:59, 10 October 2019 (UTC)


  1. As I noted before, it is supportive of missional pages, and such supportive pages have been considered missional. I am not against modification. Bongolian (talk) 02:05, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
    Kinda a dead discussion. I don't know how the article, as is, can support literally any other page. There's not a single page on the wiki I can imagine linking here, and leading to a user getting something they didn't before. I can see it on wikipedia, but the page sucks entirely with no redeeming value right now. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:40, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
    Visit the original talk page on the vector page. I make a list of articles that this page supports. Zackarycw (talk) 23:37, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
    Why not use those articles this page supports as a means of contextualization then? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 23:13, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



If you do an advanced search, it shows that there are at least half a dozen pages here that use the term 'vector' that could be linked to this article, but currently are not. It's an okay article, but the crappy last section referencing Alex Jonezzz really drags it down. Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:51, 7 October 2019 (UTC)