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.

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 {{PageToBeArchived}}.
  3. Go to the 2018 archives and add {{PageToBeArchived}} in the right spot.

Finally, add the Category:Talk pages for deleted articles to the talk page if it has one.

Blaise Pascal | Result: ?[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Cool guy, but the article doesn't explain why it's missional. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 06:09, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. Cruise Control(Manual!) 06:11, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

It's a stub, but it could be useful. Benn (talk) 14:06, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Nakba | Result: ?[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Doesn't explain why the term is missional. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 06:59, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. I think we should take whatever unique/important information is in that article and toss it over to Israel or Palestine. DuceMoosolini (talk) 11:47, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. At the risk of resurrecting the massive Israel/Palestine-related HCM of a couple of years back, yes let's move this to one of those two articles. WilderBicycle 15:17, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. Agreed. In additon I suggest the Palestine article, given the nature of the term. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:21, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  4. Per all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:16, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Miklos Horthy | Result: ?[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Does not seem very missional. He has no real association with pseudoscience, and a tenuous one with cranks. A bit of useful information could be merged. Also, why so many attacks on the Austro-Hungarian navy? Benn (talk) 10:56, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. Terrible writing by drive-by editor who seemes to have mistaken this site for a ten-years-ago version of Cracked.com, but that's not grounds for deletion. What is, though, is the micro-relevance of the subject. Is changing your mind about Hitler really enough justification for an article? Boredatwork (talk) 11:43, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. Not very missional or relevant.-(Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 02:43, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
  4. Marginally missional subject, and the article as it is doesn't treat the subject well. Cosmikdebris (talk) 02:55, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Keep. I think it's missional in the same way as Franco and Salazar. As it is, the article is trash, but I think it can be improved. DuceMoosolini (talk) 12:51, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. We should keep this article. However, if we do so it requires a sever overhaul in bringing it up to snuff. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:05, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  1. I take issue with this article for being incorrectly named. His name was Miklós HorthyWikipedia's W.svg. That's Miklós wit an ó, not Miklos with your ordinary bog standard o. I would have moved the page when it was first created but I can't produce that character on my keyboard. (I was able to produce it just now thanks to the Special characters box.) I guess it will now have to stay incorrectly named unti we decide whether to keep it or not.Spud (talk) 13:40, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
    Changed.-(Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 02:46, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Earth | Result: ?[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. This article is nonmissional and just contains facts. All the debunking is in the Age of the Earth, Evidence against a recent creation, and Rotation of the Earth. —Hamburguesa con queso con un cara Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 23:32, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Agree with LeftyGreenMario. Also, I don't think the page is bad, to be honest. DuceMoosolini 00:57, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. Science articles are within our purview. However, we should actually get around to creating separate categories for the two halves our content sometime in the near future. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:23, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]