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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 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.

Skepticon | Result: ?[edit]

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


  1. As written, this article would be nicely collapsed into a single paragraph in the skepticism article. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 14:19, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. There is nothing interesting in this article. Just a few sentences of what this is, and the rest is a bunch of lame low-effort list of dates to pad out this thing. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 14:23, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. true. — Suspected Feminazi Harass! 15:00, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  4. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 15:48, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  5. Oxyaena Harass 16:10, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  6. Doubtful missionality, seems like an ad. The Crow (row row fight the power) 21:35, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  7. Not worthy of being an article.𝔖𝔲𝔪𝔪𝔞 𝔄𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔬𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔦𝔠𝔞 (𝔮𝔲𝔢𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔦𝔰) (𝔰𝔠𝔯𝔦𝔭𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔞) 21:47, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  8. Not worthy of being an article or being merged into the skepticism article. A boring ad. Nuke the spam. Spud (talk) 01:31, 10 July 2020 (UTC)



  1. What Spud said. Oxyaena Harass 16:13, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
    What did Spud say? —cosmikdebris talk stalk 16:48, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
    It'd "be fine as it is collapsed into a section in our skeptic article". Oxyaena Harass 22:25, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
    But, Spud didn't say that. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 00:07, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
    I'm delighted that "What Spud said" seems to have taken on such positive connotations. But it's true, I didn't say that.Spud (talk) 01:28, 10 July 2020 (UTC)