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November 2017[edit]

Human mating strategies and sexual preferences | Result: Keep[edit]

Human mating strategies and sexual preferences (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. This article makes broad statements not supported by the sources in the article. Also, the article is filled with cliches. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 04:06, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. Non-Missional Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 18:01, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

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  1. This was ported over from EvoWiki. It seems to contain a lot of good, valid, and interesting information, even if it doesn't quite fit local prejudices. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 20:05, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. It's certainly missional (evolution). I would agree with @Smerdis of Tlön. Can @DiamondDisc1 can give us more details on which references do not support the text? Bongolian (talk) 20:16, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Same as the above. Their citation style is different from ours but that's not a problem. In-text citations are still there. Nerd (talk) 21:30, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. I believe it's missional. We do have articles that state pretty plainly the facts such as biology, appendix, Ichthyostega, niche, eukaryote so if you're arguing that this is unmissional because it lacks debunking and snarky attitudes toward the fringe, you'll need to consider those examples I listed. I'm not saying those examples in of alone should mean this page should stay, but you can't single out the article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Essay:PewTube | Result: Deleted[edit]

Essay:PewTube (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. The essay is one sentence and by a banned troll. —(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 01:38, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. Good idea. Please terminate. Nerd (talk) 01:46, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Ready to cast the Mario Finale Final Smash whenever you are ready. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:09, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. Kill it with Scorpio.gif Let the ESSAYSPACE BURNNNN!!! RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:16, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  5. -D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 03:51, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  6. 1) It's an essay. 2) What is the evidence that this is by a banned troll? Bongolian (talk) 04:53, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
    @Bongolian The edit history shows the page was created by User:Republic. Republic had tried to impersonate User:LeftyGreenMario and was subsequently blocked. The relevant edits have since been deleted (viewable here) and you can read the discussion at the chicken coop. CowHouse (talk) 06:03, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
    OK, changing my vote to delete then. @CowHouse Bongolian (talk) 07:34, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  7. If this is an essay, than I am a Scottish lord! Don't essays need to have more than one sentence to count as an essay? I'll grab my Marshadium Z and seal this thing if I have to. Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 00:52, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

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  1. its an essay, let it be Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 03:04, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
    I think we delete talk and user pages of obvious trolls, so I think a similar standard can be applied here. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:15, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

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Conservapedia:JoeyJ | Result: Deleted[edit]

Conservapedia:JoeyJ (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Pitiful stub. Also, the description of said editor could pretty much match any editor at Conservapedia, which means we'd have to create a bunch more stub-level articles to cover them all. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 03:47, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. Not a particularly notable or controversial editor. Not particularly liked or disliked by any of the admins. Not worth bothering with. Spud (talk) 06:58, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Useless bland stub that adds nothing to our knowledge of Conservapedia, and has no jokes. Begone! Boredatwork (talk) 12:39, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. D, All of the above. GrammarCommie(talk)

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You might also want to delete the talk page, as it consists solely of the BLP template. Boredatwork (talk) 18:49, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Uranium-235 | Result: Delete[edit]

Uranium-235 (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. This is already adequately covered in the nuclear power article. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 00:52, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. OK Bongolian (talk) 03:36, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. t 14:27, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. (((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 03:24, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  5. Per all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:05, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  6. Far too small Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 18:16, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  7. Same opinion as @DiamondDisc1. Nerd (talk) 21:36, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

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Sean Carroll | Result: Keep[edit]

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

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  1. 4 year old three sentence stub, also do we really need all these stubs about some random author that don't really say anything valuable? DïämöńđDïsc1 (talk) 02:00, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. No coherent reason to delete, is better than a blank article, warrants expansion - David Gerard (talk) 14:30, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. Sean Carroll is by no means a "random" author. He is a noted physicist and author of a commonly used textbook for undergraduates in addition to being an atheist blogger. Nerd271 (talk) 14:59, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Nope. Seems useful enough as its own article. Stubs should be deleted generally only if they provide virtually nothing useful or interesting. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:14, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

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St. Elmo's Fire | Result:Merged into ghost (buggered if I know why)[edit]

St. Elmo's Fire (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Merge with Ghost. I'm going to start bringing merge proposals here if people don't start looking at the Duplicate articles page. (Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 07:07, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge into ghost. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 16:59, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. ClickerClock (talk) 10:01, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 02:33, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Makes sense to me Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 19:38, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. Castaigne2 (talk) 22:49, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Merge to ghost but add a sentence there to explain that although some thought St. Elmo's Fire were spirits or supernatural omens [1], it's only a weather phenomenon [2]. Also insert mandatory 1980s Brat Pack joke. Never mind, I did it, so merge away. Leuders (talk) 23:00, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It's a physical phenomen, not a paranormal one. — Unsigned, by: 195.101.194.9 / talk / contribs


I've merged the article into the ghost one. Buggered if I know why. There doesn't appear to be any truth in the claim that used to be on the top of the page that St. Elmo's Fire is responsible for more ghost stories than anything else. And a Google search for "St. Elmo's Fire and ghosts" only returned a couple of sites that said that St. Elmo's Fire looked a bit ghostly but didn't say there was any real connection. Oh, well. It's what the mob wants. Spud (talk) 08:36, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

RationalWiki:Active users | Result: Deleted[edit]

RationalWiki:Active users (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Not updated since mid-2015. Few editors here go by the usernames LArron or David Gerard have the tech skills, time, or dedication to keep this page updated every month. As a RW-space article, the longer it stays outdated, the longer it seems that the RW community does not care about the article, and by extension, the whole site. I suggest deletion, or at least a redirect to Special:Editcount. The cool graphics and stuff in the article currently can be copied elsewhere, like to the talk page, for "historical record"/"nostalgic purposes" if anyone wishes. t 14:12, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. What he said. яεvεятεя σғ ωαη∂αℓιsм, ραтяσℓℓεя σғ ε∂ιтs, ΓУППЯ ・「ҭагк」・асђіεѵеϻԑηтѕ・тіме: 14:36, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. I agree. Kodak (talk) 15:59, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. The page itself has links to a more useful special page that shows editing statistics for active users. I am not sure what the point of this page is otherwise. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:08, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  5. 2015? Has it been that long? That used to be my favourite page but it looks like it's time to scrap it. Spud (talk) 15:29, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

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Bigoted musicians | Result: Split into three articles[edit]

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

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  1. Each person has enough material for their own article. Christopher (talk) 19:56, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Per, these people are better off as their own articles rather than lumped into one article, especially when the criteria is apparently that they're "bigoted". More advantages to their having own articles such as detailing them, categorization, search results, and more. Honestly, why should musicians be merged into one page? Why not talk show comedians or radio hosts? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:01, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Christopher and Lefty are right. It's nice that on this occasion "Delete' means more articles instead of fewer.Spud (talk) 05:19, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Agree. It's a good page, but should be split. Bongolian (talk) 06:20, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Split - David Gerard (talk) 12:15, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. It would be much better if split. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 13:08, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 2017[edit]

Healingwell.com | Result: Deleted[edit]

Healingwell.com (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Crappy stub. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 20:39, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. My name is WonderKirby577, and this stub article is terrible. Leave it for the vultures. The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat!box 02:36, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. ClickerClock (talk) 12:07, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Delete. Hopelessly tiny stub. Bongolian (talk) 20:39, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. I don't think this is worthy of a Dumpster Dive. What is there to say about it? If the website hasn't been updated for 2 years, what's the point? Spud (talk) 07:18, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

#FAMAS stub. The article can certainly do more especially if it's claimed that it has crankery levels rivaling if not surpassing NaturalNews, which may I add, is a gold article. I seriously doubt it does. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:44, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. The content parts of this site, aside from the forums, hasn't been updated in over two years. There doesn't appear to be enough here to justify its own article. A paragraph in Webshites should be more than enough for this. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 17:04, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. If the alternative is setting it up for dumpster dive, then I also won't object. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Improve, not delete. Dumpster dive. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 21:40, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. See above.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 23:23, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. What they said. —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 02:32, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Castaigne2 (talk) 22:50, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

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Once more, we're at an impasse. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:15, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Affluenza | Result: Merged with and Redirected to Privilege[edit]

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

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  1. This could also be merged into Privilege. D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 04:00, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Ideally, we'd have pages like "Class and privilege", "Gender and privilege", etc, that could hold these types of articles. This is a good step. FuzzyCatPotato of the Crepuscular Kites (talk/stalk) 06:43, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. See FCP. Castaigne2 (talk) 22:49, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

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I think Greed is also another merge contender, though I also question why we need an article on greed as well. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:07, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax | Result: Keep[edit]

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Unclear notability & possible hack piece. Right now, he seems like a random nobody. How prominent is he? αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 19:20, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    I thought we didn:'t care about notability. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:39, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    If nobody listens to a crank, and our article on that crank isn't very good, it's not a useful article. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 16:24, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    That would be true. (and the article was intended as an attack). However, $12 million, half matching funds from the state of Texas, was dedicated for the research I suggested in this peer-reviewed paper. I obviously fooled the reviewer and editors there, and that donor. I have a level of influence over many millions in research dollars. Many have complained for years about how much I write. Martin Gardner read it and quoted from it. I wrote about Wikipedia in a private email -- at length -- and a man who was on cc (I'd had no idea who he was) liked it and sent me a check with more zeros than I'd seen on a check in a very long time. On Wikipedia, I challenged an administrator who had banned me from cold fusion. Very popular, he nevertheless lost his tools over his actions. (I'll tell the story if anyone asks about how easy that was to accomplish.) Obviously, some people are listening, poor deluded souls. My old WP user talk page. (CAUTION IS ADVISED!) maybe I should put that warning here. --Abd (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Abd ul-Rahman Lomax is notable pseudoscience promoter. He has a peer-reviewed paper in Current Science claiming cold fusion is real. He has also debated Rashad Khalifa on miracles. Abd is mentioned in a book by Martin Gardner and several others. He was also mentioned in this news report in regard to cold fusion [3] Marky (talk) 19:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    The paper does not claim that "cold fusion" is real. It claims that there is evidence that the "effect" is real, i.e., the anomalous heat first reported by Pons and Fleischmann in 1989, casually called "cold fusion," though the origin is not known, based on already widely confirmed production of correlated helium at a ratio consistent with nuclear transformation), and that this deserves confirmation with increased precision. Which is being done, real money being spent. That's testable, clearly so, and so not "pseudoscience." I did not "debate Rashad Khalifa" (he'd been assassinated), but rather a follower of his.
    But maybe that means I'm not of interest to RationalWiki. Real science is boring. --Abd (talk) 21:29, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    Lol, you must have a bad memory. Your own paper claims "Cold fusion is real, and it is time that serious work is funded to study the conditions of cold fusion and other correlated effects, gathering the evidence needed to understand it." Your paper does indeed claim *cold fusion is real*, in those very words! The scientific community disagrees with you. [4] Marky (talk) 22:03, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    Apparently I managed to fool the physicist who reviewed the paper. "Cold fusion" is a popular name for the heat effect described. I called for serious work -- i.e., real science, by experts, and it was funded, the troll here has no concept of science, imagines that science is a vote, and that reality depends on opinions. The paper is rooted in experimental evidence, widely confirmed. Yes, I'd forgotten about the words in the conclusion. The reviewer was originally very negative, so I rewrote the paper to communicate the evidence more effectively. The reviewer then helped write that conclusion. Yes, many remain highly skeptical, but not among those who know the evidence, and the extreme skeptical position has not been able to get published in a peer-reviewed journal for many years. Science moves on, idiots don't. And what did I come to based on the evidence? Belief? No, a declaration of what the preponderance of the evidence shows, and a call for better work, controlled experiment, to increase precision. Standard science stuff for a secondary source review. --Abd (talk) 01:48, 8 October 2017 (UTC).
  2. He seems to pop up quite a bit touting [5] the company "Industrial Heat", which is trying to sell "Low Energy Nuclear Reactions" devices, and seems to be currently involved in litigation. Bongolian (talk) 20:39, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    Industrial Heat has never offered "LENR devices." Aside from some unreliable research test beds, there are no such practical devices. Sifferkoll is a troll with no credibility, he was a supporter of Andrea Rossi, a fraud. I reported on litigation (crowd-funded, not by any party to the $270 million lawsuit, Rossi v. Darden). --Abd (talk) 21:29, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    An issue with Abd is he is calling himself a physicist and a member of an institute, but he has no degree (he admits he dropped out of university) and his "institute" is completely phony- it seems to have only one member (himself) and its website is a wordpress blog. lmao. the guy is a fraud. He reminds me of Clyde Winters who also invented an institute only he is a member of.MrOrganic (talk) 22:15, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    As far as I know Abd has not called himself a physicist, this was an error in a news report [6]. "We have direct evidence that the effect is real and is nuclear in nature," US physicist Abdul-Rahman Lomax of the Infusion Institute in Massachusetts says in his report." Would agree though, it is not a recognized scientific institute so should not be passed off as such. It appears to be a non-profit 'corporation' and he is the only member [7]. Marky (talk) 01:20, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    Correct, I have no idea where the reporter got that from. Infusion Institute pays my expenses and sponsors a blog, Cold Fusion Community, which is creating study resources, including skeptical analysis. Skepticism is essential to science. Smith ought to try it, the real thing, that is. --Abd (talk) 01:48, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Keep. Any publicity is good publicity. I do prefer "wheee!" to "woooo!" Heh! Obvious conflict of interest here. So sue me. --Abd (talk) 02:16, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    Yeah, your vote doesn't count for much regarding your own page. Bongolian (talk) 02:41, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    Also, it would be best if you @Abd refrain from editing your own page. It is frowned upon on RW. If there is something that is factually incorrect on your page, contact another Sysop or state your case on the talk page. Bongolian (talk) 02:47, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    for convenience, I made one tiny edit to the page. It was easier than proposing it on talk. If I were doing this on Wikipedia, I'd self-revert it. Here, I DGAF. If it is removed, I will not edit war, I will merely generate a nuclear text bomb on the Talk page, see David's Keep below. To solicit that bomb (I listen to my fans), revert the link to my blog. However, adding snarky comments will not, unless I think of something really funny. Carry on.
  4. Keep, just. He also swang round RW to promote cold fusion, though I'm not sure it's worth article note. The mods declared him "some sort of highly advanced text-producing bioweapon" - David Gerard (talk) 10:25, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks, David. I try. "Rational Wiki" educated me on just how smug, but dim-witted, dull, lazy, and occasionally vicious, some prominent Wikipedians are. The author of the article here created enormous disruption on Wikipedia, over years, quite distinct from the normal editor activity of normal skepticism. Once actually blocked and tagged, he has continued to create WP socks that mostly escape notice. Until he went a bridge too far and attacked Wikiversity with impersonation socks on Wikipedia. For some time, instead of actually working for the support of scientific skepticism, he has been engaged in a cross-wiki campaign of harassment. I've been told, cross him and he never gives up.
    His on-wiki (meta) parting shot. He frequently lies, bald-faced, so none of this can be trusted, and it is also possible that an enemy -- and he has made enemies -- does with him what he has done with others many times. So far, I know of no checkuser on that account. {"Paid work," if offered to him, how about to others?) Much of what he says, though, has been corroborated, such as that "a skeptic group" comment (but GS, the likely referent, is not responsible for what he has done, and that could have been a specific person, probably not the organization itself and not the woman known most prominently as the founder). He probably partitions his internet access, but mostly that may be too much bother for a low-value accounts being quickly generated. He routinely creates socks on RW, I've seen quite a few, some with definitive identification (more than the blatant and immediately obvious agenda). He also copied the RW page on me to archive.is immediately, because he can then continue to use it even if it is deleted. Back to you, David, your wiki. --Abd (talk) 15:11, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    What he wants deleted, erased, nuked (and not from just that edit, other socks clearly checkuser-identified pushed for it as well): archive.is copy. That is long, it's a draft, basically notes, put together from pieces. --Abd (talk) 15:23, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    By "I've been told" Abd means Rome Viharo, who he cites on his Wikiversity article he just linked - its the same misinformation about the same users, boring. Regardless, David is already familiar with Viharo's shenanigans and antics (Viharo even created an article on his website attacking him), so you're wasting your time trying to win over a personal army here. Take your drama elsewhere.MrOrganic (talk) 17:24, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
    [edit conflict] Abd it seems you have a lot of enemies. Not me though, you are confusing me with someone else. I have nothing against you personally. I came across your paper on cold fusion a few weeks back and then decided to look you up and discovered your history of pseudoscience. I am afraid I have no idea what the majority of your comment is about. If someone was a paid editor for a skeptic group it is unlikely that will admit that on RW. Editors are anonymous here you should stop trying to out people. You seem to be writing 100s if not 1000s of words. Best thing to do is sometimes to sit back and be quiet, nobody wants to read your walls of text that have nothing to do with this discussion. Marky (talk) 17:25, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Abd above has said he would like some free publicity. So I think this wiki should give it to him. (((Zack Martin))) 09:55, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
    That's a really bad reason. Christopher (talk) 17:22, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. A crank. Christopher (talk) 17:22, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Prominent user. —ѕυρяємє ℓєα∂єя вιgѕ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 10:17, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  8. Runs a small but persistent "institute" pushing fringe/pathological science (cold fusion), and is an active promoter of same in other venues. I would rather the article be about the Institute rather than the person, and focus more on refuting the ideas he is pushing, rather than showcasing details like "he is a Muslim". But on the whole this article is missional, unlike the Laird Shaw article i.e. someone who is frankly too small a fish to deserve attention from RW. Leuders (talk) 13:14, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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  • Wouldn't this discussion be better suited for the appropriate talk page? Discussion seems to be about dispute of the content matter rather than its viability to be its own article (i.e. is it missional or notable?). --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:10, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
What is a sensible comment doing under Goat? On second thought, what better place? At this point, the socks are revert warring on the Talk page. --Abd (talk) 20:28, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Jimmy Savile | Result: Deleted[edit]

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

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  1. Non-missional, conversation between Zack Martin and Percy shows potential for missionality, but even with those revisions it would still be only tangentially missional. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:54, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Fixating on his reputation as a child molester and necrophiliac is simply not suitable for this wiki. It doesn't help that the image caption provided, I find very disagreeable, profiling people, that's nice. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:13, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. I see no reason to keep his page if the only thing he did was sleep with dead people and molest kids. Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 19:46, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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RationalWiki Smith brothers conspiracy theory | Result: deleted as obvious harassment[edit]

RationalWiki Smith brothers conspiracy theory (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Appears to be bullshit promoted by Rome Viharo, originally taken from an Encyclopedia Dramatica article. Has already caused un-needed drama with trolls (probably from ED). Marky (talk) 19:13, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Nuked as a really obvious attempt at harassment. Sysops can extract anything useful if there is anything useful - David Gerard (talk) 22:14, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Probably worth extracting something that has citations to confirm it into the Rome Viharo page, otherwise delete. Bongolian (talk) 20:45, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Per Bongolian. At present, the article is just a trollwar sock magnet that has nothing to do with RW:MISSION. Leuders (talk) 21:34, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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  • Absent clear sourcing, this is useless, and simply the "Smith brothers" version of what happened, down to the same language, i.e., "zero technical evidence," which is just bullshit. It's true that some of those writing about this did not use technical evidence, but there is plenty, with the sock family attempting vigorously to get it deleted as "privacy violation" and "doxxing." As to Wikipedia usage, documenting connections between users, as in sock puppet investigations, is not doxxing, but, yes, giving a real name for an anonymous account is doxxing. So the name of this article contains doxxing, though "Smith" is so common that it is useless. I have avoided, on WMF wikis, even mentioning "Smith," but a link to a Rome Viharo page in my notes on Wikiversity (user space) -- since removed and rev-del'd -- was given and it contained the name in the URL, I had not noticed that. Here, I called the puppet master "Smith," but, that is, again, not very useful for finding information. The identified sock master name -- which is not doxxing -- is Anglo Pyramidologist, that's where most of the relevant wikipedia sock puppet investigations are located. Is Wikipedia engaged in a "conspiracy theory" because it has identified so many accounts -- some of them self-identified as "skeptic," and some who were quite abusive to their targets (Rome Viharo, for an example)? The offense on Wikipedia was not "skepticism," but sock puppetry, disruptive editing, and massive incivility. This puppet master has long solicited support from self-identified skeptics, but is scientifically ignorant and generally a fanatic, not at all a genuine skeptic, which is an honorable and important aspect of science. --Abd (talk) 21:43, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
This is not a place to give lectures about skepticism. Abd ul-Rahman Lomax are you a genuine skeptic? Marky (talk) 21:54, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
The article has since been deleted, but it was about RationalWiki, not Wikipedia. I also see no evidence for the alleged "Smiths" having Wikipedia involvement, so this is topic derail about another wiki that has no relevance. Even if you could connect a "Smith" to the Wikipedia account(s) mentioned above, so what? The conspiracy theory was about RationalWiki, not Wikipedia. As for "scientifically ignorant" - abd is a guy who admits to having no college/university degree, yet presents himself as an "expert" on cold-fusion (just run a Google search on him). His "institute" is also a mere word-press blog. This is deceptive and fraudulent; its not a real academic/research institute but a one-man crank organisation (in name only). Scientific ignorance at its worse.MrOrganic (talk) 22:23, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

RationalWiki:Duplicate articles | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. Right now, the AFD templates aren't suitable for setting up an obvious merge of two articles. This page is also misnamed -- it's more like "articles for discussion". Before deleting the half-decent, try to make this page decent. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 08:05, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    If you can't be bothered even giving a reason to delete... Nudescendant (talk) 09:37, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
    @Nudescendant I didn't start this? oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 15:33, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. People use it all the time, just look at the fossil record it gets used once every 2 days on average.Vorarchivist (talk) 16:17, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Changing position. —ѕυρяємє ℓєα∂єя вιgѕ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 18:15, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Speedy close People do use it. This is just going "oh it's not currently active DELETE DELETE DELETE NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW" like slow use of a page is somehow bad for the site. Nudescendant (talk) 09:40, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Still used, what are we meant to do with all of the "active" threads on there? People should be allowed to bring merge proposals to the afd though. Christopher (talk) 08:30, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Nobody uses this. If someone wants to merge articles, they can just present an article for merge instead of delete on AFD. The merge template would remain separate, but still link to its AFD page. We should merge this and its talk page into AFD, but leave the archives alone (they'd be displayed on a template on AFD). —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 04:03, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock (talk) 04:06, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Redirect to RationalWiki:Articles for deletion. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

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Occupy Silicon Valley | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. I read the only sourced article for this page. It predicts that "Occupy Silicon Valley" may be a movement in the future. Since this movement doesn't even exist yet, do we need a page on it? CowHouse (talk) 06:04, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. In answer to CowHouse's question, "No." Spud (talk) 06:07, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. ClickerClock (talk) 06:07, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. €h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 16:43, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Per all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:43, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. delete Bongolian (talk) 20:29, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Kill it with fire.-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 05:02, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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Bob Marley | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Delete, or maybe merge the missional parts into Rastafari. DiamondDisc1(talk) 02:22, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Missionality disputed since 2014, nobody rushing to its defence. Some website calling him a cult leader says more about them than it does about him. I don't want to wait in vain for someone to missionify this. Nudescendant (talk) 19:49, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. I think some parts can be salvaged, such as when he sought alternative treatments (though we already have Josef Issels for this. There are also conspiracy theories around his death, but it doesn't seem very notable. Cult leader part also doesn't sound very notable. Overall, the article doesn't have much reason for existing. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:39, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Handled horribly. Add to the dumpster dive or delete and add to the todo list.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 18:05, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    I've added it to the dumpster dive. Bongolian (talk) 03:10, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It's missional, primarily because of the circumstances of his death: essentially death by alternative medicine. Bongolian (talk) 19:00, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
    So maybe a line about him in alternative medicine? Nudescendant (talk) 19:02, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
    I've expanded it a bit. Bongolian (talk) 18:01, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. The article is now good enough to survive -- and it's been added to RW:DUMP. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 14:29, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

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Albania | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Qwerty ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 00:08, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 11:38, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It's marginal, but there is the Stalinist angle. Perhaps @Krej could weigh in on this since he's an expert on the Balkans? Perhaps there's a protochronist angle with ancient Illyrians? Bongolian (talk) 03:01, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
    Sadly, I am far from being an expert. There is indeed a connection between Romanian and Albanian nationalism in that there are (if I remember correctly) individuals in both camps who claim that the two groups are both descended from Dacians and therefore "brothers" (despite the fact that the pre-Roman Balkan languages are generally not sufficiently attested to determine which was the ancestor of Albanian). This is, however, only a vague recollection, and I could not, at this time, contribute any sourced mainspace material on the subject.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 10:13, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
    There was also a crank theory going round in the 1970s that Albanian was related to Etruscan. I think I have the book that puts forth the theory, but it's been years. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 13:17, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
    The Stalinism bit is probably covered in Enver Hoxha. Apart from some semi-fun stuff about King Zog, and not-fun stuff about the economy collapsing because of a pyramid scheme in the 90's, what is there? Nudescendant (talk) 18:47, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Abortion and Nazism | Result: Merged With Pro-life[edit]

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  1. Merge with Pro-life. Yeah this should go on the Duplicate articles page but no one looks at that. ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 20:59, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. A separate article isn't needed unless the subject is lengthy and detailed enough to justify having its own article (see Evolution and Evolution and religion and Evolution and morality; and Creationism and Creationism and social history). --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:07, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 22:53, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. What 💎💿1️⃣ said. —вιgℓʝвιgℓ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 15:00, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

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Rand Flem-Ath | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. Crappy article. (Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 03:12, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Looks keepable. Perhaps someone can find a copy and expand? As ever, any missional article about an author or book(s) is inherently expandable and citable, all you need is the book. 109.204.116.189 (talk) (Sophie) 11:21, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Missional and more informative than nothing - David Gerard (talk) 23:01, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. I don't think there's any reason to delete, but this article is iffy since it's short even by stub standards. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:22, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Material is good, but too short. Merge into Atlantis article. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:03, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. A dude who wrote books about Atlantis would seem to me to be solidly on topic. Yes, the article as it stands needs to show his 'significance' in the field. (major publisher? other publicity? &c.) - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 04:13, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Rosa Parks | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. While it's true that Parks was NAACP-chosen, what useful information will people learn from this article that they didn't know before? The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 19:03, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
    Maybe we can discuss about the narrative people think it's about as opposed to reality? It's already mentioned, but... --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:55, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 20:24, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. ClickerClock (talk) 09:59, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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John Taylor Gatto | Result: Merged With Homeschooling[edit]

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  1. Literally three sentences, also the person seems to be mostly obsolete. DiamondDisc1|1csiDdnomaiD (talk) 05:22, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Maybe obsolete. May have never been relevant. Those 3 sentences don't do much of a job of saying why we should have a page about him here. After all, not everyone who provides tutoring for homeschooled students is a fundie loon. Spud (talk) 06:44, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Entirely on-mission and informative, even if short. "obsolete person" is a nonsensical non-reason for deletion - David Gerard (talk) 17:05, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Keep. The Wikipedia page shows some ways that it could be expanded: his links to libertarianism, and more details on his anti-public school thesis. Bongolian (talk) 19:23, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. With Homeschool, maybe? RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:41, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge with Homeschool.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 22:55, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Reasons. —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ωσя∂ѕ σf ωιѕ∂σм/α¢нιєνємєитѕ) 09:47, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. A sentence or two in Homeschooling should cover it, unless we have a list of homeschooling advocates somewhere. Nudescendant (talk) 10:26, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

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  1. The current stub is shit, and I suspect that it will stay a stub for a long time. On the other hand, I've seen translations of this guy's books cited as support by homeschooling advocates in my own country, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ --ZooGuard (talk) 17:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I don't think it's a good thing that one of the sentences is just about Wikipedia making some little change. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:19, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


Consensus?[edit]

It's been two weeks since this was nominated. The plurality of votes (3/7) are in favor of deletion, but that's not a majority. Do we decide by a majority vote, or do we decide by plurality? RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:19, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Given that there are two keeps and two goats, I think that the consensus is keep. Spud (talk) 06:14, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
The goats are not in favor of keeping.-DiamondDisc1|1csiDdnomaiD (talk) 06:35, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, "Goat" is a formal non-vote. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:20, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
All right, it now looks like the majority favour saying something about him in the homeschooling article. Spud (talk) 05:01, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Baba Vanga | Result: Keep[edit]

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  1. Debatable whether this is missional. Most of the information presented is inaccurate (e.g. see [8] and [9]) and would require almost a complete rewrite if it were to stay. The user who wrote the vast majority of the page (User:Bryan See) has also created pages about non-existent events such as "Phobosgate". I suggest deleting the page but I'm happy to compromise by moving it back to userspace. CowHouse (talk) 07:26, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It needs rewording and restructuring. It requires proper sourcing to make Baba Vanga a serious case, as was for Phobosgate. -- Bryan See (talk) 08:29, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock (talk) 09:54, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. It's missional, and I think that @CowHouse may have made sufficient edits to make this more acceptable. Bongolian (talk) 03:39, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. CowHouse has done a great job in replacing what was a tissue of lies with a thoroughly decent article. It's well worth keeping now. Spud (talk) 03:49, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:14, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

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  • Clearly missional, but needs proper cleaning out - David Gerard (talk) 10:58, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Andorra | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not missional. ⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 00:00, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Marginally missional, stub, won't be missed. Bongolian (talk) 02:55, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. There's some interesting trivia there but it's not really missional. Spud (talk) 14:42, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. ClickerClock (talk) 09:59, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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September 2017[edit]

Stone tape theory | Result: Merged[edit]

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  1. Really terrible stub. ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 20:57, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Just merged into Ghost article. The stub's so short, we shouldn't even need an AfD vote for this. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:06, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Covered elsewhere. Anna Livia (talk) 21:12, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Wedge issue | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. I think this might actually be better merged with something, but this article right now is not substantial. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 02:14, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Unless and until someone suggests an article to merge with, I vote for deletion. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:20, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Needs improvement but I think its important. Zero (talk - contributions) 03:16, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. short but essential. Merely being a stub is not good grounds for deletion. Nudescendant (talk) 21:26, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. ClickerClock (talk) 13:05, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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Probably needs more explaining. As it is, I don't think it's very informative or really explains such an abstract concept very well. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!

Liechtenstein | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not missional. ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 03:44, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 11:36, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:55, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

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Fun:Guam | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not funny. (Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 03:41, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Yeah. It's as funny as toothache. Spud (talk) 04:53, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Slaughterate? —Kazitor, pending 06:02, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
    It's terminate!-The Terminator 00:22, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
    Wrong! It's EXTERMINATE!-A Dalek 00:23, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. t 11:37, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. ClickerClock (talk) 09:57, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sluthate | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Just a rant, no substance. DiamondDisc1(talk) 21:10, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 21:33, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. We deleted Broflake for similar reasons. I don't see any value for this article, which is loaded with derisive language and little else. It's badly written, not funny at all, and doesn't make our wiki look good. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:47, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Garbage! —lƃᴉqɾlƃᴉq (ʞlɐʇ/ʞlɐʇs) 14:56, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. It sucks. Bongolian (talk) 03:03, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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Luxembourg | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not missional. ⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 20:45, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. See Monaco's Articles for deletion log. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:28, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 21:29, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. delete Bongolian (talk) 02:56, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Looks like a pathetic relic from a time when we were trying to be a general encyclopedia with an atheist slant. Spud (talk) 14:40, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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Stress woo | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Really fricking terrible. DiamondDisc1|1csiDdnomaiD (talk) 21:03, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. It has potential to be more than what it is right now, but right now, it has no information and needs to stay as a red link (might as well be a red link) until someone else can make a better, way more informative article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:14, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 22:52, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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Emil O. W. Kirkegaard | Result: Keep[edit]

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  1. While Kirkegaard's journals have red flags of pseudo-journalism, the content itself is not pure pseudoscience. Please see my conversation with FuzzyCatPotato. I couldn't find anything pseudo-scientific. According to the felixonline:
    His activity is sprinkled with many uncited graphs and figures. But due to their concealment in a flurry of unrelated material ranging from BBC News posts to Nirvana video clips, and posts from reputable scientific sources such as Nature and Springer, it is hard to pick out the pseudoscience that would otherwise damage his scientific authority.

    So I ask the mob, with this info, should the article exist? —127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 16:12, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Delete. Emil's a smart guy with a lot of knowledge of statistics and the scientific method - you might not agree with the focus of his research concern, but he practices science, not pseudoscience. His aim in setting up open journals with open and public peer review is laudable - where the mainstream publishers are not blocking access to a large body of original scientific knowledge without the reader having to pay through the nose, they are requiring researchers to pay through the nose; Emil makes his research, peer-review and data available for free. His approach should be celebrated, not condemned. Incidentally, it's curious that in many ways, Emil is "one of you": he, like most RationalWikipedians, is a skeptic-atheist-materialist who prizes scientific knowledge and despises pseudoscience, crankery and "woo". In a sense, to leave this article up would be to "attack one of your own".Laird (talk) 00:09, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
    Racialism is pseudo-science. Emil is also a "research fellow" for a white supremacist institute set up by Richard Lynn, that received $609,000 in grants from the Pioneer Fund between 1971 and 1996. The Pioneer Fund was founded by Nazi/fascist sympathisers and is a far-right organisation. The institute Emil is a fellow of also publishes the Mankind Quarterly described as a "cornerstone of the scientific racism establishment" and a "white supremacist journal" (see Mankind QuarterlyWikipedia's W.svg); just clicking on the institute's website and you find racist pseudo-scientific literature.MrOrganic (talk) 00:57, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. You are talking about one article? Google those journals to see all kinds of racialist pseudo-science. One of Kirkegaard's journals published Nature of Race that was "peer-reviewed" for the journal by the Neo-Nazi Kevin MacDonald. This sort of stuff is as notorious as Answers Research Journal. MrOrganic (talk) 16:35, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    I don't think Kevin MacDonald is a Nazi, though I haven't read his stuff. From skimming Wikipedia, it seems that he did deny he supported Nazism. Besides, this is extremely poor research. You are trying to argue a case based on a single review. OP has published 48 papers. I don't know exactly how many reviews there are in total, but it will be around 150. MacDonald is not an internal reviewer, he was a one-time external reviewer. EmilOWK (talk) 19:25, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    MacDonald is a virulent anti-Semite who is a Holocaust denier; last year he attended an event hosted by the Holocaust denial organization Institute for Historical Review. He's also a prominent member of a Neo-Nazi/white nationalist political party - the "American Freedom Party", formerly named "American Third Position". Despite the name change, the American Freedom Party still openly identifies as white nationalist and you don't have to look far to find pro-Hitler posts on their Facebook page. Your journals are racialist junk that attract extreme anti-Semites, Neo-Nazis and other racist kooks. You should be ashamed of yourself! MrOrganic (talk) 01:31, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
    I'm not doing my own research. The methodology is questionable, however, as the quote suggests: "it is hard to pick out the pseudoscience" in his material. Show me pseudoscience in his journals.—127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 16:47, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    I think you could have misread the article, now having read it -that quote is talking about someone else? Its about some scholar, not Kirkegaard, although the latter is mentioned in the article. I also noticed RationalWiki is mentioned in the article. It says Kirkegaard is a pedophilia apologist, but this was oddly removed from his RW article recently. Regardless, if you just run some Google searches you find the fact Kirkegaard is a pedophile who wrote he supports raping kids in their sleep. He's one of the most sickening #:::Seems you're right about the quote:
    Kirkegaard also has an entry dedicated to his work on RationalWiki, a resource dedicated to critically reviewing pseudoscience, accusing him of conducting racist and paedophilia-apologist pseudoscience.
    Besides the questions these recent tweets raise about the scientific credibility of Dr. Perkins, his political agenda, and his suitability to teach young people at one of the country’s leading universities, they also raise concerns on the rest of his social media activity.
    His activity is sprinkled with many uncited graphs and figures. But due to their concealment in a flurry of unrelated material ranging from BBC News posts to Nirvana video clips, and posts from reputable scientific sources such as Nature and Springer, it is hard to pick out the pseudoscience that would otherwise damage his scientific authority.
    Nevertheless, the points still stand, I cannot find pseudoscience. As seen on the talkpage, Kirkegaard is anti-pedophile and the issues surrounding pedophilia advocacy are part Internet drama and quote-mining. The removal was supported by me and FuzzyCatPotato.—127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 17:21, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    Kirkegaard wrote he supports legalising child porn and proposes "as a compromise" pedophiles should rape children while they and mentally disturbed individuals I've ever read about. He even looks like a pedo in his twitter photos.MrOrganic (talk) 17:06, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    sleep; this is somehow "quote-mining" or "drama"? Kirkegaard is a pedophile/pedophilia apologist for sure. Do normal people write on their blogs they support child rape? The issue with this website is it doesn't have a zero-tolerance approach to pedophiles. And if you cannot find pseudo-science in the journals, you shouldn't be a sysop here. Are you then saying racialism isn't pseudo-science? What's next? Do you think creationism is real science too? This place needs competent sysops who actually have scientific knowledge, there's been a huge decline over the years; Bongolian and Scepticwombat are among the few left. MrOrganic (talk) 17:40, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    "Kirkegaard wrote he supports legalising child porn [blah blah blah]"
    This has been argued many times before with welliver, so I'm not going to bother further. Subjects on people need to handled with respect. Kirkegaard has said he doesn't agree that Child Porn should be legal and is not pro-pedophile, I give him the benefit of the doubt.
    "And if you cannot find pseudo-science in the journals, you shouldn't be a sysop here."
    A sysop is a regular user that cleans up vandalism. Nothing more.
    "Are you then saying racialism isn't pseudo-science? What's next?"
    I see a Slippery slope fallacy and straw man. RationalWiki doesn't support racialism. I do not see hard evidence of him supporting racialism, although he has appeared on the video "IQ And The Future Of Eugenics".—127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 18:34, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    Just Google the institute I mentioned above. Isn't that enough? It publishes a white supremacist journal; it has 3 books for sale on the website, all of them are racialist pseudo-science, including the notorious J.P.Rushton who wrote bizarre racial theories trying to link penis size to brain size.MrOrganic (talk) 01:41, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I'm voting keep. Everybody run and tell their friends!-DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 20:08, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. I say keep. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:25, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep. Even if Kirkegaard is not a pseudoscientist, he is a pseudoscience promoter by dint of his running pseudojournals that publish John Fuerst, for example. Bongolian (talk) 02:03, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sealand | Result: Merged[edit]

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  1. RW is not an encyclopedia. D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 03:45, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Keep or merge into Seasteading - David Gerard (talk) 18:05, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Transclude into Seasteading is a decent alternative. Zero (talk - contributions) 15:34, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. With Seasteading. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:07, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. It is missional. Merging into Seasteading is reasonable. Bongolian (talk) 18:57, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Yes. Merge into Seasteading. Spud (talk) 05:53, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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Monaco | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. The only thing missional (kinda) is the last sentence, which could be added to Tax haven. ⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 02:27, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:10, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. The only interesting thing in Monaco's history - when Prince Albert proclaimed himself absolute ruler, only backing down when France cut off the water supply - still isn't enough to make it missional. Nudescendant (talk) 18:43, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Delete, not even worthy of funspace as it currently stands. Bongolian (talk) 18:55, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

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Emcee Lynx | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Never really became relevant, and do we need articles on everybody who has a socialist or feminist viewpoint? 💎📀1️⃣ (talk) 22:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. If there's nothing to debunk, or any insanity to document, there's no article to be had. FuzzyCatPotato of the Nail-biting Milquetoasts (talk/stalk) 22:34, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

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Broflake | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Pure drama. A page on "special snowflakes" and actual psychological/sociological studies of liberals/conservatives and leftist activists might be interesting -- but this is not it. Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 22:56, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Delete. The more generic "special snowflakes", which now redirects to psychological projection could be a reasonable page. Bongolian (talk) 23:37, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. This is nothing but angry shouting at the sad tossers who are doing angry shouting. Spud (talk) 06:07, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Delete. I concur.xzd5bp (xzd5bp) 08:33, 14 September 2017 (ETC)
    @Xzd5bp Why did you make the the page then? Christopher (talk) 14:47, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Xzd5bp Calm down. Just trying something. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    @Xzd5bp Well, don't try anymore!! It made me vomit!! It was diarrhea inducing! Horrible! Awful! Pure drivel! It was worse than Ishtar!
    @Xzd5bp Okay, then. Point taken. Let's not bugger up our knickers in the dishy doddle.
    @Xzd5bp What are you talking about?! You're not funny! Go back to Loserpedia!
    @Xzd5bp Nah. There're too many losers on Loserpedia.
    @Xzd5bp Then you should fit in!
    @Xzd5bp Ouch! Check mate! Put a fork in me. I'm done.— Unsigned, by: Xzd5bp / talk / contribs
    ?????????? Christopher (talk) 15:48, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Just awful. Christopher (talk) 14:47, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  6. This article is just a rant. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:26, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  7. We're not urban dictionary. This isn't a deeply authoritarian movement, just an pejorative(though not entirely inaccurate) term for one aspect of their membership. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:09, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  8. This one's not even appropriate for the funspace. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:13, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

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Dominica | Result: Redirect to Operation Red Dog[edit]

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  1. The only missional thing in this article is already covered in Operation Red Dog. 💎📀1️⃣ (talk) 23:04, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed. Spud (talk) 13:15, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Redirect the page to Operation Red Dog. —(((вιgℓʝвιgℓ))) (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 16:55, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock (talk) 03:20, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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Gretta Vosper | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Very hard to expand into a satisfactory article;already mentioned in the Atheism article. 💎📀1️⃣ (talk) 21:23, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. €h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 16:10, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. ClickerClock (talk) 08:16, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. With the Atheism article. RoninMacbeth (talk) 00:56, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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PlanetMofo | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. This page appears to be about somebody who posts comments on websites. The page doesn't even say which websites. So there's somebody out there who might be a Neo-Pagan posting racist, anti-Christian and pro-abortion comments on some website somewhere. Wow! Hold the front page! Spud (talk) 04:18, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. -DiamondDisc1(talk) 05:07, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Delete. Bongolian (talk) 06:59, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. ClickerClock (talk) 03:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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Clive Palmer | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Non-missional, pitiful, 2015 stub. —CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 16:37, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. -DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 16:49, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. In its current state, it's completely non-missional. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:30, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
    That's not really a coherent statement - missionality would be an aspect of the topic, not the writeup - David Gerard (talk) 09:49, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
    Then the article needs a "missionality" tag. I'll get to it. RoninMacbeth (talk) 14:22, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. ClickerClock (talk) 08:16, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Highly missional: a near-bllionaire who literally bought his way into Parliament - David Gerard (talk) 09:48, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Bra | Result: Keep[edit]

Bra (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs)

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  1. Completely off-mission and utterly pointless.— Unsigned, by: Bigljbigl / talk / contribs

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  1. Well-sourced rebuttals of psuedoscience and folk science. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 14:36, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. This is an article? Whatever Fuzzy said, then. RoninMacbeth (talk) 14:37, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Neither off-mission nor pointless. A surprisingly good article. Spud (talk) 16:08, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. It was once bad, but I improved it.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 19:38, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Keep: missional with references. Bongolian (talk) 19:44, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

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Internationalism | Result: Deleted[edit]

Internationalism (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs)

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  1. Indefinite stub. —вιgℓʝвιgℓ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 00:34, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Missional, but a stub with few references. Delete. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:05, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. -D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 05:10, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. We do articles on a bunch of other political philosophies. ClickerClock (talk) 08:18, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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Helen Caldicott | Result: Keep[edit]

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  1. Pitiful stub; whoever votes "keep" better expand the article, a lot. ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 23:02, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    Tu quoque is not a good counterargument. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:32, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Unless she suddenly becomes relevant again, no one will ever expand this. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:20, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. (((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 23:42, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Hi, I'm your standard keep user. When I see a shitty artice, we both know, it's a shitty article. I'm never going to fix this article, but I hope somebody will. But in the end, we both know nobody will ever do so. I mean it's missional. So every missional article on this wiki stays. In fact, everyone on this wiki should pump out 20 shitty articles a day, because this is what this wiki needs, so long as the topic is missional. I never looked at the article.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 23:28, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    We've deleted missional articles before, because they weren't good. We don't want to create a bunch of shitty articles for the sake of missionality, we want to create a moderate amount of articles that can start out small, but we expand later. The story would be different if this article was just created. But it's not. This article is three years old, and has barely been expanded past its starting point. No one has any desire to expand it, so we should either scrap it or expand it right now. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:35, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    I made this post to be an asshole.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 23:42, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    Ah, I see. I'm kind of bad at that whole "understanding sarcastic text" thing. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:05, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. It's [1] an unexpanded stub, but it's not [2] hopelessly stubbish or [3] useless. Considering that the top article online is Wikipedia's hagiograpahy, this article should exist as a counterweight if nothing else. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 19:50, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Per. We shouldn't delete stubs if they're substantial enough, even if they remain as is. In this case, there is no reason to bend backward and delete sufficiently lengthy stubs. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:55, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Useful and informative, no coherent reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 09:50, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Same reasons as Fuzzy. Christopher (talk) 09:03, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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Fun:DeviantArt | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Check the websites mainpage. This website's has shitty artist but also has the most talented ones too. This article is not funny and paints the website in a false light. —HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 03:01, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Kill it with Scorpio.gif
    The ED farticle on this topic covers it sufficiently. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 04:01, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Unrelated to mission. ClickerClock (talk) 08:14, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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Category:Extreme wingnuttery & Category:Extreme moonbattery (2nd nomination)| Result: Merged[edit]

Category:Extreme wingnuttery (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) & Category:Extreme moonbattery (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. This proposal applies to both "extreme wingnuttery" and "extreme moonbattery": since they have been divided into subgroups and now only contain 3-4 subcategories each (and both names are somewhat tautological, as aren't moonbattery/wingnuttery extreme by definition?), I advocate that these two categories be replaced by a single category called something like "Political insanity", that will contain all 6-7 of the moonbattery/wingnuttery subcategories, along with "Centrist stupidity", so that they can all be in the same place. If you participate in this discussion and are in favour of this "merge" proposal, please state what you think the new category should be called - it could be "political insanity", "political stupidity" etc. --Yisfidri (talk) 00:37, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
    Why not have a cat called "political insanity" or whatever and put extreme moonbattery, extreme wingnuttery and centrist stupidity in it? Christopher (talk) 08:14, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
    Well yes, that's a possibility, but I'm thinking that the merge proposal would "save" on one level of categorization by comparison (i.e. a simpler category tree) - I don't think 7-8 categories (all the variants of moonbat/wingnut/centrist stupidity) are too many to have in a single "Political insanity" category. From my POV the names "extreme m/w" also sound a bit tautological, and almost give the impression of being specific variants of moonbattery/wingnuttery (i.e. distinct from the authoritarian/libertarian etc variants) rather than catch-all categories. --Yisfidri (talk) 13:16, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Combining them makes sense. I think the new page should be called something like Political Instability, because if you have a lever and there is too much of something on one side, you end up with a broken lever.Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 21:51, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Changing vote. MERGE THESE MOTHER******S!Ahem. I think we should merge them. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:10, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. I don't even know why we made separate categories to begin with Vorarchivist (talk) 01:06, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. ClickerClock (talk) 08:19, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
  6. Suggested names: either "Political nuttery" or "Extreme nuttery". Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 16:22, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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#Barring Horseshoe theory, these guys are crazy in different ways. Keep them separate. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:54, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
@RoninMacbeth: I don't think the proposal advocates merging the two because they have something in common: being extreme positions. Instead, it's to essentially remove the two categories since they seem to serve only as hubs for the subcategories nested inside there. If you look inside extreme wingnuttery, for instance you'll find three more categories. I think the proposal is to place these three subcategories (and more) under a broader label, "Extreme politics" or "Political insanity". In other words, if the proposal passes, there will be a category called "Political insanity" and it'll contain Category:Authoritarian wingnuttery, Category:Conservative wingnuttery, Category:Libertarian wingnuttery, Category:Authoritarian moonbattery, Category:Feminist moonbattery, Category:Liberal moonbattery, Category:Libertarian moonbattery, and Category:Centrist stupidity. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:57, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly right. --Yisfidri (talk) 02:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  1. Keep. Evil Zionist (talk) 22:27, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. They are two separate things. Just because they're very similar doesn't make them worthy of merging. —вιgℓʝвιgℓ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 03:26, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. These had the majority votes to be deleted in the first enty, but weren't deleted because a)no clear consensus was made and b)it was too much work to delete in every article. "These categories are so vague and arbitrary as to be meaningless."—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 19:33, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    "too much work to delete in every article", can't we just use a bot or use an edit tool that lets you edit a particular string (e.g. you delete the [[Category:Extreme wingnuttery]] string) that can affect a ton of pages at once (I forget the name of that tool)? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:41, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    It's too much work if you don't understand how to use terminal commands.€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 22:51, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    I'd be happy to do it with HotCat like I did with unremitting horror. Christopher (talk) 09:01, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
    ok (a) I can easily do changes like with with The Fuzz, (b) this category is useful for holding all the other categories FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 16:20, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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Tasseography | Result: Merged[edit]

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

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#Can someone remake this article so that it isn't awful? D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 04:31, 4 September 2017 (UTC) I agree with the merge crowd. I apologize for jumping to deletion instead of finding another way.-D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 20:49, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

It's alright. You thought it was the best option at the time, and I probably would have made the same judgment too. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:13, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
And, well, I did. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:15, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Th hug.gif-D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 21:29, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. diamond disc wants somebody else to improve an article he doesn't like. Doesn't look like grounds for deletion from here. Nudescendant (talk) 09:29, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I have expanded the article. There is not a whole lot to say about this divination practice in particular. Too well known for us to ignore entirely. I wouldn't terribly mind if this were merged with a general page on folk divination practices, but I'm not sure we have that article yet either. Again we're still a wiki, and being a stub is no reason to delete an article. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 15:32, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
    Liberapedia has a major stub issue. We don't want that, do we? People need to realize that having a lot of stubs is not a good thing.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 16:21, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
    We have a somewhat more lively base of editors than they do. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 15:57, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Perhaps have a general 'folk divination methods' page - as most will individually be too marginal for RW. Anna Livia (talk) 09:24, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge to divination. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 17:27, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. What FCP said.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 17:28, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Yeah. Also, we should do the same with the Palmistry article. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:36, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
    There's much more to say about palmistry than about tea leaf reading, and a much bigger literature. One day I may get around to it. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 18:25, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Better option.-D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 20:33, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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Bruce Bartlett | Result: Taken into Protective Custody by RoninMacbeth[edit]

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  1. Missionality is dubious, also a stub. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:03, 2 September 2017 (UTC) Holding off until expansion.
  2. -DiamondDisc1|1csiDdnomaiD (talk) 17:18, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Calling it off? I'm not.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 17:21, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
    Not "calling it off" so much as a stay of execution. I'm giving anyone who wants to expand it an opportunity to do so. It was created a day ago. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:30, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
    Then move it to your userpage.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 20:45, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
    Done. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:48, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Looks good to me Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 18:52, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Vote of No-Confidence | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not an encylopedia FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 22:01, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 22:05, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. -D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 16:49, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. As much as I hate to see PoliSci articles go, we're not an encyclopedia. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:51, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. We could discuss the difference between various procedures and compare and contrast with impeachment in the US Evil Zionist (talk) 22:22, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    How's this missional?—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 16:54, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
    Dispelling American Exceptionalist myths? Exploring alternative constitutional arrangements? Evil Zionist (talk) 00:44, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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Monica Crowley | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. Expand or delete. DïämöńđDïsc1 (talk) 17:52, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. €h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 17:54, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Nope, just because it's a stub doesn't mean it should be deleted. There is no reason to delete this article even if it remains untouched. The important thing is that it has enough information for our readers to get a fair bit of understanding on the subject and deleting it just because it's too short removes that information. Not good, especially when this page has sources. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:31, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. It's not [1] an unexpanded stub, [2] hopelessly stubbish, or [3] useless. It's skimpy on sources and full of hot air, but that's not so unusual here. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 19:49, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. No more 'expand or delete', please. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 23:02, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Bad deletion reason. Missional, informative and there's nothing wrong with it - David Gerard (talk) 09:47, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Doctor's Data | Result: Kept[edit]

Doctor's Data (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Seven years old, and still a stub. (Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 17:58, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 18:02, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Long and informative enough to be its own article and its relationship with QuackWatch is worth keeping IMO. It sucks we have a stub that's untouched for 7 years but it doesn't mean we should delete it. This isn't like the other stubs we deleted where they have conveyed virtually no information. Counter-arguing with "why don't you expand" sounds too tu quoque so don't do it. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:29, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. All the links necessary for a good article are in the External links. It's [1] an unexpanded stub, but it's not [2] hopelessly stubbish or [3] useless. On net, it should stay. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 19:45, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Entirely missional and more informative than no article, no reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 09:46, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Its not that much of a stub in my opinion Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 18:54, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  1. Missional, but still a stub. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:44, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Monomania | Result: Deleted[edit]

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

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  1. RW is not an encyclopedia. D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 18:00, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 18:03, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Literally zero sources, no clear missionality. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:24, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. To some list of mental issues / biases. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 19:47, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Modern Whig Party | Result: Deleted[edit]

Modern Whig Party (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Hasn't really done anything important, also the article is a stub. D1@m0ndD15c1 (talk) 16:48, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I'm an obsolete person.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 16:53, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:29, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Sinclair Broadcast Group | Result: Merged[edit]

Sinclair Broadcast Group (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Missional subject, pitiful stub. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 00:55, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 00:57, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. -DiamondDisc1(talk) 02:49, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. We have always deleted bad stubs. Unless someone can at least come up with some references and/or expansion, delete it. It's certainly missional. Bongolian (talk) 03:51, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
    The contents have not been subsumed within the new page Alt-right media groups. I will change this page to a redirect. Bongolian (talk) 19:51, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Too vague. Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 01:38, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Is this still a wiki? And if so, since when is being a stub reason to delete a missional article? - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 00:58, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
    See my essay.HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 01:06, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Missional, more informative than nothing (though I concur it still needs approximately everything) - David Gerard (talk) 11:31, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. I could change it into a draft and then bring it back into mainspace when people have made it big enough. Also, stub, but young enough to be fixed. —LJL (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 21:56, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. I think it's a stub, but it's informative enough, just barely meets the bare minimum to have its own page. This isn't like the other stubs we deleted which conveyed no interesting information. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:44, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Expand, don't delete. Evil Zionist (talk) 22:28, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    So you volunteer to fix the page?HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 22:54, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    That's not a good counterargument. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:29, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  6. It was created less than a month ago. It really shouldn't be nominated for deletion until it's at least six months old. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:43, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

#Has potential, needs expansion. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:31, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Proposal[edit]

We lump all the stubs into a new article, possibly titled "Alt-Right Media Groups." Stubs like this one can then be merged and redirected to that page. We keep the content, and we get rid of the stubs. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:36, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

I'd support this too.-DiamondDisc1(talk) 16:53, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Pete DeGraaf | Result: Deleted[edit]

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

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  1. Literally three sentences. DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 17:23, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. "But it's missional"—127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 17:26, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. This would be a stub that should be deleted. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:36, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:40, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. Even the WP article is pretty drab. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 19:46, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

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Halal soup controversy | Result: Merged into Halal[edit]

Halal soup controversy (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Obsolete, and a stub. Please don't vote "keep" and say it's because you're an obsolete person, that makes no sense. (Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 23:05, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I'm an obsolete person. Add to todo list.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 23:11, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
    👏..👏…👏-(Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 23:16, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. I've just merged this into Halal. Delete away. Nudescendant (talk) 20:25, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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En Marche! | Result: Redirected by Sysop Fiat[edit]

En Marche! (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Non-missional stub. —CheeseburgerFace (talkstalk) 17:47, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. -⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 17:53, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:27, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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Should I just merge this into Emmanuel Macron? —вιgℓʝвιgℓ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 18:15, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

That should be good. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:26, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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August 2017[edit]

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff | Result: Delete[edit]

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Obsolete person, also stub. DiamondDisc1(talk) 04:28, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Let's take this seriously and try to get this discussion back on track. She was someone who made headlines in Austria seven years ago. She's not important now. Spud (talk) 11:19, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. This article sucks.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 00:09, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. What is this site's obsession with keeping stubs and not expanding them?-I hate stubs (talk) 02:53, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. Too small to salvage. —LJL (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 21:57, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

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  1. A person is a person no matter how obsolete. Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 22:14, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Missional, no reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 00:55, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. I hope they feel better soon. -Xbony2 (talk) 23:28, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Missional subject. The rise of blasphemy laws is a big deal. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 00:56, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
    It can be put on the todo list. The article in its current state sucks.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 01:03, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Fun:Stealth cactus | Result: Delete[edit]

Fun:Stealth cactus (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. gods no 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 01:17, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Cacti, and by extension stealth cacti are not native to Panama. Why is there a picture of a Panama native and supposed cactus if he is not indigenous to Arizona? Spectral Thief Marshadow (talk) 01:35, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Gave me a smile, but it's stupid funny, not clever funny. Our guidelines disapprove the former.—127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 02:43, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. A good example of being stupid and just not funny. Spud (talk) 02:47, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. -(Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 04:14, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I like it. —LJL (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 21:55, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

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False light | Result: Delete[edit]

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

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  1. Totally off-mission and only created in order to stir ongoing legal drama. Recommend speedy delete. FuzzyCatPotato of the Godforsaken Clocks (talk/stalk) 05:50, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Non-missional. Delete. Bongolian (talk) 07:08, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. The user ("heyguy") who created the article is a sock of Rome Viharo. View "heyguy's" talk-page for evidence - behaviourally (he types like Viharo and uses his key phrases) and his first few edits were to try to unlock RV's article; also agree above "created in order to stir ongoing legal drama".86.14.2.77 (talk) 12:26, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Hopelessly off-mission. Christopher (talk) 16:39, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Not only should this be a well citationed article (I just created the stub) that is very relevant in our current online political climate, but I believe it should also become a responsible editing guideline. Heyguy (talk) 16:32, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure if it is not surprising, or troubling that .86.14.2.77 who was involved in the "false light" creations of not just the article he mentioned but the recent impersonation of Emil Kirkegaard as well and stalked my user page is actually apart of a consensus to remove community awareness of the "false light" principle. Heyguy (talk) 18:42, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
"Hopelessly off mission" apparently to at least a few users here, hence the necessity to build community awareness on this principle. Heyguy (talk) 18:43, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

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  • Probably relevant to something, not convinced it's entirely unmissional. But would need better refs - David Gerard (talk) 11:31, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

1984-85 miners' strike | Result: no consensus[edit]

1984-85 miners' strike (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Unclear missionality. This sorta stuff would do better in a "History of UK/Britain/etc" article -- or really, not anywhere at all. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 23:00, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
    It has info on union history, and isn't union coverage missional? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:05, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
    Maybe -- but it'd go better in that article than on its own. Unions relate to anti-authoritarianism, but we're not-an-encyclopedia of all things union. Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 11:12, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. As a separate article, the way it looks now? Fugeddaboudit! However, I'm sure some of its overly-specific-yet-overall-incomplete narrative could be ported to somewhere? Like some article(s) on Thatcher/UK energy policy/global warming/unions/neoclassical economics/etc... But we're not keeping it as a standalone article, methinks. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:05, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Fine by me - David Gerard (talk) 09:28, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Seems to me to be an even bigger deal in UK history than the breaking of the air traffic controllers' union in the USA, which was a turning point in US history. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 03:15, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I'm not British so there might be something that makes it justified as its own article but as it stands we should add it to an article on striking or labor movements or even make a history of the British labor movement as a page but as it stands there are many other similar events across many countries and I don't think that they all deserve their own pages. — Unsigned, by: Vorarchivist / talk / contribs

Goat[edit]

TaraElla | Result: deleted[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. The article doesn't necessarily merit deletion. However, it's not missional to document every relatively mainstream view held by every political commentator. We should cut down to controversial views and pseudo-scientific views, if any; if none (or if none worth discussing), delete. The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 00:12, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Pretty sure not missional. Doesn't pass the "so what?" test for me - David Gerard (talk) 07:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    Why is this not missional?Wikibalance (talk) 15:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Not being mainstream is a red herring. See her content and most of it is opinion based.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 15:11, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    But the content of most subjects included in RW are opinion based. So what do you mean?Wikibalance (talk) 15:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. I am the subject of this article, and I object to being painted as some sort of closeted conservative crank.TaraElla (talk) 12:10, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. In the latest revision, I have more clearly refuted some of TaraElla's controversial beliefs. I think the new version would provide some balanced background information on TaraElla's statements vs how other people see the same topics, and would provide a useful balanced context for people reading TaraElla's articles or books. Feel free to add more.
    I think that this kind of balanced analysis of a writer's beliefs and statements is definitely missional for RW. If somebody reads her work and decide to Google her name for more information, it would be helpful if they found this article.Wikibalance (talk) 13:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    p.s. I would classify her 'GLIF' as a crank idea, as well as her view on intersectional feminism as a whole. Documenting as many crank ideas as possible is missional for this site.— Unsigned, by: Wikibalance / talk / contribs
    GLIF is NOT a crank idea.TaraElla (talk) 12:10, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. GLIF is a dangerous idea and will confuse people about what real intersectional feminism is. TaraElla is bascially a conservative dressed up as a liberal so we need to refute her. So keep.202.159.161.186 (talk) 15:35, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    You really think so?TaraElla (talk) 12:10, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

  1. I definitely agree we shouldn't cover every single crank out there, however, I'm aware not everyone agrees. I think we should focus on people who have gained a widespread attention, such as Alex Jones, who influence the alt-right as a whole. Individuals such as Bob Willington and people who I never will hear of again don't influence public opinion. Heck, Jontron is outspoken about his opinions, but hardly effects the alt-right aside from memes. Cranks are abundant and so long as someone out there is having babies, cranks aren't going to stop being produced. Instead of trying to cover all the cranks out there, I think we should focus on the articles we have and try improving those. We have so many stubs and I've brought this issue to light in the saloon bar. However, deleting this article merits that we delete many other articles which in and of itself requires community approval. In other words, I don't think this is the time or place to be making major decisions on what the website should focus on.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 01:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    That's a useful insight -- feel free to add to Essay:Why notability is stupid and I hate it. I'm not saying we should delete all unnotable people -- just that this person doesn't have much MISSIONAL content. What's there to cover -- that she doesn't like Wikipedia's notability policy? So what? How can we even "debunk" her position on the notability policy? In short: No debunkable material = no article. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 01:57, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    Well, the article in the current state is not missional, however, TaraElla does have a few refutable things:
    She makes wide generalities on liberals:[10]
    if you do not support freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of conscience to the max, you are NOT a liberal.
    But then we get a lot this:[11]
    intersectional feminism, or even feminism more generally, should be able to empower everyone, by breaking barriers to equal opportunity based on gender. It is becoming clearer and clearer that traditional feminism has failed to deliver in this regard, leaving perhaps the majority of women behind while serving as an intellectual hobby for a relatively few. Hence the rise of intersectional feminism. But my point is, even intersectional feminism, as it is practiced now, does not really deliver either. Why? It is still leaving the vast majority of women behind. Attempts to include ethnic minorities and queer women are to be congratulated, but this does not mean feminism has become truly inclusive. Not yet.
    I think that X idealogy should be this and that. I've found a couple of obviously wrong statements, but I've found several that contain a lot of "muh opinions".—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 02:36, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    I think there's no evidence of actual missionality here - David Gerard (talk) 07:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. I am not convinced by the article that she is asserting anything that's really missional. Simply being a feminist with her own idiosyncratic version of feminist cant is not enough; that's a vital part of the project for some, it seems. Nor is wanting to revise Wikipedia policies; they're surely subjects for legitimate debate, even if they're online molehills being made into mountains, that's just the internet for you. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 17:05, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Doctrine and Covenants | Result: Keep[edit]

Doctrine and Covenants (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. So this is obviously meant to be like Biblical foreknowledge, except that it's Mormon scriptures foreknowledge. And everybody knows that the Mormon scriptures weren't written thousands of years ago, they were written in the 19th century. So this page is pointing out that there's a passage of Mormon scripture that predicted the American Civil War some 29 years before it started. I can't see that that's very impressive. Surely loads of people back then thought that it was only a matter of time before the North went to war with the South. But this page, in its current form, seems to suggest that was some kind of marvelously miraculous prediction. Spud (talk) 10:24, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
I didn't nominate for deletion because it was a stub. i nominated it because it seemed to be saying, "Woo! They predicted the Civil War! It's a miracle!" Anyway, now that Smerdis of Tion has expanded the page so much, my previous reasons no longer apply. Spud (talk)

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  1. some trivial work could make the page usable -- give it a day Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 12:59, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Just being a stub is no reason to delete an obviously missional subject. This is Joseph Smith the prophet's writing, and considered scripture by the Mormon Church. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 17:01, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    I have expanded the article with further information about this interesting text. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 19:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  1. Someone needs to expand it to make it worth keeping, but the person who created the page seemed uninterested. Expand or delete. Bongolian (talk) 21:18, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

British Isles | Result: Redirect[edit]

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

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  1. Not missional. DiamondDisc1(talk) 04:09, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. The page basically exists to showcase the very useful and helpful diagram from Wikimedia Commons. The same diagram is also on the United Kingdom page. I suggest turning the British Isles page into a redirect to the United Kingdom one. (I am, of course, aware that some parts of the British Isles aren't in the United Kingdom so don't bother pointing that out to me.) Spud (talk) 11:52, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge it and make British_Isles a redirect. ~ 12:20, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 21:33, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Goodpost.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:07, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

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Periannan Senapathy | Result: Since the one who nominated it for deletion changed his mind, it looks like it can stay[edit]

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

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Keep[edit]

I don't see the page you're citing ("list of scientists who don't believe in evolution"). Keep, or possibly merge if you can find the page. Bongolian (talk) 16:19, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Greyhound Therapy | No page about mental health to merge it into, deletion was the only option[edit]

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

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  1. Possibly illegal, probably immoral, but not missional. Bongolian (talk) 16:57, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Since there is no mental health care article, I'm saying delete. Spud (talk) 06:42, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. -DiamondDisc1(talk) 23:47, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Describes criminal nehavior. Doesn't hit any missional points. If someone thinks the topic is missional, add it to the todo list.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 03:19, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Castaigne2 (talk) 21:41, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. While the current article itself is an abandoned stub, I don't see any problem with intrinsic missionality here. It's an established expressionWikipedia's W.svg, and we certainly cover those. With a {{langnav}} and some elbow grease, we'd be left with a passable RW article on the expression in question. Voilá. Assuming someone is willing to put in the work, that is. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:44, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. It's an interesting subject!!!!Kingdamian1 (talk) 22:10, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
The vote is closed. Christopher (talk) 09:09, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

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  • Maybe add into article on mental health care? The portions about doctors dumping tough cases is definitely missional (abusing stats is bullshit, too). The rest is possibly interesting. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 00:15, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I could support that. Bongolian (talk) 06:24, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  1. ClickerClock (talk) 06:26, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Vorarchivist (talk) 22:25, 13 June 2017 (UTC) I second adding it into some other mental health article if it's not missional enough
  3. The only sensible option. Spud (talk) 15:24, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support this. Contractor (talk) 15:42, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. Same here. Could add that it happens in the UK too, although probably under a different name. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:03, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  6. Probably late, but what FCP said. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:49, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
    a. Reality alert: it appears we don't actually have an article on mental health care. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:23, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
    Well Greyhound Therapy is the new start of our new mental health care article. ClickerClock (talk) 12:32, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
    Sorry to be a spoilsport, but — speaking of "reality alerts" — we're not having an article titled 'mental health care'. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:35, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
    The prison article briefly goes into pyschiatric hospitals. Probably the best place to add it?—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 03:22, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

RationalWiki:Policy poll | Result: SNOWDelete[edit]

RationalWiki:Policy poll (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Something created by FAMAS in hopes other people would use it. They didn't. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 17:10, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. This doesn't need an AFD tbh. It's not like we're getting anything quality from that user. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:33, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. As per above, I've gone ahead and SNOWDeleted the whole thing (after all of four hours). Hertzy (talk) 21:19, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

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Category:Snark | Result: Delete[edit]

Category:Snark (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

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  1. Obsolete as all of our articles meant to have snark. Christopher (talk) 17:53, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock (talk) 08:47, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Castaigne2 (talk) 21:41, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
  4. As above. —Kazitor, pending 11:20, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  5. The very definition of 'superfluous'. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:30, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

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Could this category be redefined instead? It seems like it lists articles that are mainly about snark, which includes articles on parodies or Funspace, which is all snark. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:16, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

That could work, I'd support that. Christopher (talk) 17:10, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
I'd support that too Vorarchivist (talk) 22:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Nope nope nope. That would imply that people would read about the category before slapping it on every page they see. Existence = misuse. FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 23:21, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry @FuzzyCatPotato but I support it.--Rimuru Tempest (talk) 23:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@Fuzzy, I'd check through it regularly and clear out any articles not about snark, the problem is whether we have enough snark related articles to warrant a category. Christopher (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

San Marino | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. RW is not an encyclopedia, also this country doesn't appear to have done something worth having an article on. ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 20:12, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. When the article itself repeatedly goes on about how undeserving of attention San Marino is... BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 20:14, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Delete in its current state, but if anyone can look into the category it's placed (in Category:Tax havens) and expand accordingly, then it may be worthy of its own page. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:22, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
    Maybe as part of a list of tax havens but it's not a particularly noteworthy one, unlike say the British Virgin Islands. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 20:41, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
    Fair enough. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:43, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Agree. Bongolian (talk) 20:39, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. All of the reasons given above. Christopher (talk) 20:50, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

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July 2017[edit]

The Worst Argument in the World | Result: go directly to Scott[edit]

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  1. Currently a listicle that doesn't even define what the article is about. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 06:19, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. we could use an article about generalising from extremes, but this isn't it. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 09:55, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Scott Alexander did a degree in philosophy and he still has the terrible LessWrong habit of neologism and shouldn't be encouraged - David Gerard (talk) 15:54, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I've found since creating the article that this is an example of the Association fallacy so it should probably merge there Deku-shrub (talk) 12:48, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
    • As long as that discourages anyone ever recreating it - David Gerard (talk) 15:55, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge, and keep the reference to the Scott Alexander piece. FWIW we probsbly could use an entire page on the slogan 'taxation is theft. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 16:13, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Merge, probably to Scott Alexander article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:50, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  4. Merge with Scott Alexander. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:52, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
  5. Merge to the Alexander article and leave a redirect. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:43, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
  6. -ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 03:26, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

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Reddit | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. Not the article as a whole. The subreddits section is pretty shit. Any relevant content would be better served on related articles, like MRA for /r/TRP, etc. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 00:51, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
    Above reason.-ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 03:32, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

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  1. let's keep it so the true colors of liberals can be on display with such unhinged bigotry! --Elvis is King (talk) 00:54, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
    So, I think this counts as a vote for delete. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 00:55, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
    No, he's for real. (Probably also believes Elvis isn't dead.) I'm going to say the kindest possible thing about Elvis as I can; that is, to simply not say anything at all about him and take advantage of his decaying body as weight on this side of the scale. ~ 07:08, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
    Elvis calling anything else "unhinged bigotry" is quite possibly the most ironic thing I've seen on this site. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:43, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. I read this page years ago when it was genuinely a weak (mostly by size) but definitely improvable article, and I'm pleasantly surprised to find it quite as much bigger as it is. I'm still giving it a thorough reading to attempt to determine whether or not it is better as opposed to merely bigger, but so far I'm really not seeing the kind of quality drop that would justify violently gutting the biggest part of the article. Also: when you make an edit like this, could you try to have the edit summary link (as best one can, at least, given the way wikis work) to where the agreement was formally agreed upon between agreers to have an article assassinated, so that you don't forevermore have the occasional annoyance of people going through the fossil records and asking you about it haunting yoooooooooooou? ~ 07:08, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Castaigne2 (talk) 21:40, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
  4. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:41, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  5. Tinribmancer (talk) 12:13, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
  6. Spoony (talk) 12:20, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

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  • I have moved on the talk page many a time to just trash the list of subreddits. It's for annoying idiots to whine about fights they lost, and Plutoniumboss to write tedious bloggy rambles. Let's kill it - David Gerard (talk) 10:57, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
I find this page (and all the "tedious bloggy rambles") useful because, as someone who realized very early on (even before 4chan imploded, I think) that it was basically the new and improved 4chan, I never really visit unless linked to it, so it's really neato to be able to read about Reddit without slogging through Reddit itself. I sampled the last dozen or so edits by Plutonium boss, and the only one I found questionable was "It's swiftly becoming a site entirely made of YouTube comments." ...but seeing as I don't visit Youtube (or at least the comments section thereof) very much either, I can't entirely affirm nor deny the accuracy of it. (Could someone else help provide input on that, please?)
In any case, the last three months saw only eight edits to the page, and half of those were [name unpronounceable] adding (in his usual parkinsons-afflicted manner) a single sentence (which was reverted anyway), ...so I think we can safely say we can simply leave it under semi-protection, as that seems to be doing its job. ~ 18:39, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Also, wouldn't this qualify as internet drama? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:52, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

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The vote currently stands at two to delete, six to keep, and it's been up for twenty days. I think it's fair to say the "keeps" have it. Any objections? RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:02, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

That's what we call consensus. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:04, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Toledo War | Result: merged to Fun:Ohio[edit]

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  1. An interesting bit of trivia that's got bugger all to do with our mission. Spud (talk) 05:59, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agree: it's non-missional, and I don't see how it could become missional. Bongolian (talk) 07:25, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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Should I merge the page with Ohio or Michigan? Both? -Bigljbigl (talk/stalk) 07:47, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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Someone, salvage something from the inevitable denialist circles! ;P --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 06:18, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Fun:Justin Bieber | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. It's not really funny, it's just really weird, and it's not that relevant anymore. RoninMacbeth (talk) 00:48, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
    Somehow, Fuzzy's edit makes it worse. This is the sort of stuff I'd expect from 1d4chan, not us. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:03, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
    Still not funny and still reeks of humor like, half a decade ago. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:18, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Lines like "He is widely considered the most evil person in history", the repeated references that is all about how evil this guy is, crossing the line by comparing him to terrible world leaders, really reeks of tryhard humor. This makes me wince more than laugh. Can we just not stoop to this level and resort to just facts? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:59, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Nope. Christopher (talk) 19:19, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

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QualiaSoup | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Not active anymore, and he mostly did collaborative work with his brother. A merge at least? Spoony (talk) 10:16, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Nothing in this article explains why he's missional. He makes "videos discussing various aspects of philosophy, theism, atheism and morality" but what does he actually say? If the original author of this couldn't tell us, why should anyone else care? Delete. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 10:29, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

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Talking of the original author, his articles The Periodic Table of Videos and Sixty Symbols are also pointless for RW purposes. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 10:32, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Template:Pseudoscientist | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Rather pointless and not used very much. Doesn't look particularly good either. Christopher (talk) 07:50, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. It's not very sexy. Spud (talk) 15:12, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Provides room to other psuedoscientists. Contractor (talk) 15:48, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    What does "provides room to other psuedoscientists" mean? Christopher (talk) 16:01, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    In the sense that we are giving more space to pseudoscience field, despite a standard template can be still used. Contractor (talk) 16:13, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    Oh, I see. Christopher (talk) 13:38, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Castaigne2 (talk) 21:41, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Like other infoboxen, this provides a useful at-a-glance assessment of the featured pseud. Ithaca8 (talk) 15:37, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Unlike some other, purely derogatory templates, this looks rather useful. What it might need is more usage and publicity. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 15:52, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I think a generalized "TLDR box" could be a good idea. This one is a bit specific and isn't exactly gorgeous. 19:44, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't like how this pushes the category box. This box have to be placed somewhere else in the article if it's to be used in more articles. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  1. this will have to be redone if its going to be used Vorarchivist (talk) 22:30, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Andrew Wilkow | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Has he endorsed conspiracy theories? Encouraged authoritarianism? Peddled pseudoscience? Spouted lies? Flip-flopped? Conservatism itself isn't missional. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 19:22, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Who cares? Not missional. Christopher (talk) 19:32, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Nothing here, apart from "he's a conservative talk show host" and they're two a penny. His main target appears to be one state's branch on the Democrats, which isn't... oh god just delete it. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 21:04, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

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Template:Philosopher | Result: Redirect to Template:Philosophy[edit]

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  1. Duplicate of {{Philosophy}} ClickerClock (talk) 06:29, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  1. ⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 06:29, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

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  1. There's nothing to discuss here. I've made the page a redirect to the Philosophy template. Problem solved. Case closed. Spud (talk) 06:35, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

June 2017[edit]

Morgue | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Article on living person lacks sources. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 12:04, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Nuke - David Gerard (talk) 17:05, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. No need for afd, was speedily deleted before. Christopher (talk) 18:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

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Clustering illusion | Result: Speedy close, take it to the duplicate articles page[edit]

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  1. No reason to merge, it's a separate thing. It'd be a section there too - David Gerard (talk) 16:16, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. No reason to merge, they're related but separate concepts. Christopher (talk) 19:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Short article, easily merged into Pareidolia. ClickerClock (talk) 08:30, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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Isn't there a duplicate articles page for stuff like this? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 15:09, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

RW:DUP, no-one uses it though. Christopher (talk) 15:16, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
There are two new sections there under a week old. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 15:27, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
My mistake, it isn't used as much though and seems to take a lot longer. Christopher (talk) 15:33, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Template:Bullshit | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. We don't even use this. Redundant as most of our articles are about bullshit. ClickerClock (talk) 10:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Delete as unnecessary. Contractor (talk) 10:44, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Totally unnecessary, I'll subst the few transclusions there are. Christopher (talk) 11:06, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support this. Only used on user/talk pages anyway.--JorisEnter (talk) 11:11, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

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The O’Reilly Factor | Result: Merge[edit]

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  1. No citations, all anger. FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 16:56, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    In case people have missed it, there's already an article on Bill O'Reilly. FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 15:17, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:12, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Pretty obviously, it's based on watching the show. Missional, no substantive reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 20:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. No one appears to be disputing missionality, if it's missional it's good enough to stay. Christopher (talk) 20:34, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. If there are no citations, then tag the article with {{Sources needed}}. The article also seems not the best formatted, but outside of those two complaints, I see little reason to delete the article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:00, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep, but with a major overhaul and a lot of sources. If you really need someone to do the overhaul, I'll do it. Parrrley 02:13, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It's short enough that it could be summarized and put in a section on the Bill O'Reilly page. While the person and the work are tangentially different topics, there's little enough information on the work to be a footnote. a smol fairy foxgirl (talk) 00:09, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. I'm OK with a merge - David Gerard (talk) 12:16, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Also a valid option if the subject overlap enough. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Once the odd format is cleaned up and sources are added it would fit as a section in Bill's page. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:45, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Merge what isn't just unfunny hate (BFANJS) into the Bill O'Reilly page. Note to whoever merges: anything extraordinary that is also unsourced hangs by a slender thread, indeed. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:20, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  6. ClickerClock (talk) 08:49, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

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I suppose there is overlap between Bill O'Reilly and The O'Reilly Factor, though I think the latter can be more focused on the show itself while Bill O'Reilly can be about O'Reilly's other public appearances, but eh. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:42, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Nicholas Stix | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. Terribly sourced BLP, delete along with "Moxie14"'s other articles. Christopher (talk) 20:11, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Link to his Blogspot blog is dead. Again, we don't do 'notability' but on the other hand he's just another minor racist ex-blogger with no hint of impact. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 16:35, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Dead blog. I feel as we should document the racists who do worse damage. ClickerClock (talk) 08:27, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. We document every nutty idea. Not every nut. Spud (talk) 04:13, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. -DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 04:25, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

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  • It's missional, but yeah, could do with sourcing ... is there any way to save this? (This is me not raising my hand to do so myself. But if you search "Nicholas Stix" you will find ample evidence of the plausibility of the contents and stance of this article, and that he's an eminently articleworthy subject in principle.) - David Gerard (talk) 21:07, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Celibacy in Buddhism | Result: Moved to Sexual abuse in Buddhism[edit]

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  1. Most of this article is about sexual abuse so Sexual abuse in Buddhism would be a more accurate replacement, to go with Child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. These first 3 paragraphs about celibacy, would do better on the celibacy page.— Unsigned, by: X-Factor / talk / contribs
    X factor couldn't do it themselves due to being in the vandal bin, this is the message contained in the afd template. Christopher (talk) 18:40, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Rename as suggested and move the non-fitting bits to the main Celibacy article Hertzy (talk) 18:50, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Just move it, there's no need for this bureaucratic process. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 15:26, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. I've moved it to Sexual abuse in Buddhism. The intro now needs to be rewritten and some of the content should be moved to the celiabcy page. Spud (talk) 15:37, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

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Category:Back-seat drivers | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Pointless, basically a list of people we don't like who used to be more important than they are now. Christopher (talk) 12:56, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock (talk) 08:14, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Vorarchivist (talk) 22:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Pointless is right. Spud (talk) 16:56, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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JayMan | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Terribly sourced BLP, delete along with "Moxie14"'s other articles. Christopher (talk) 20:14, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Not inclined to keep. Missional, but this is not really good - David Gerard (talk) 23:37, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. A fellow with a Twitter account and a Wordpress blog. No, we don't do 'notability', but I think we need more proof of impact than that. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 16:34, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Yeah. He's nobody. Spud (talk) 16:44, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Dylan Vega | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Missionality? Seems to be a puff piece, possibly self-authored. Also bad formatting. Bongolian (talk) 02:28, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Yep. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 03:54, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Who cares? Christopher (talk) 08:20, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Causalation | Result: Redirect to Correlation does not imply causation[edit]

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  1. This is basically a repeat of the content on Correlation does not imply causation. Content can be easily merged. ClickerClock (talk) 08:46, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    I moved your vote to merge/redirect seeing as that's clearly what you support doing, it automatically puts your vote in delete. Christopher (talk) 08:59, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. I have this on my watchlist as a reminder to merge this, never got round to it. Christopher (talk) 09:02, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Per all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:13, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. They seem to know what they're talking about. Spud (talk) 11:49, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

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Template:Usermessage Trolling | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. This is an unfunny prank template and I think there is a sizeable amount of people who find it annoying and unwelcome rather than funny. Even if you're not fooled, it's hard to ignore the template and at least have a few seconds of "did I really have it?", which isn't very productive and goes a bit against the purpose of such notifications in the first place. While overall only annoying at worst, I think this kind of stuff should be removed from the wiki, and it should've been deleted a long time ago. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:36, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. I can't pass the catchpa here at work, so every time I get hit by this it forces me to engage in creative relogging. Hipocrite (talk) 17:43, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Then check where the link sends you before clicking on it, it's possible on nearly all computers. Christopher (talk) 17:45, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Not on mobile though in some cases. So, more the reason to delete it. And besides, I don't blame Hipocrite. I don't think he's at fault and I can feel the pain of logging out especially if you have trouble with catchpa. Unless this thing gets a complete color change or even a text change, people that can't hover over the link have no clue if it's real or not unless they exit the page. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:49, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    I can on mobile, you can still tell the difference through the colour of the links though (CBF's one is more convincing because it's the right colour). Christopher (talk) 18:00, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    I don't quite understand how the cost-benefit analysis of this template works - we should keep it because it's my fault for not checking every time I get a "new message" indicator that it's actually a new message and not a fuckwit trying to prank me? It's just a prank, bro, right? Hipocrite (talk) 20:15, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    No one has yet argued that we should keep it. The fact that I don't think you have a good reason for wanting to delete this template doesn't mean I oppose deleting it. Christopher (talk) 20:28, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Why not goat?HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 04:22, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
    It doesn't really matter either way because there are no transclusions of the template, more goat is always needed though. Christopher (talk) 07:19, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
    I mean, there have been attempts to make it more obvious that it's fake, but if you look at the history, it's just edit warring by Arisboch. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:53, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Not because I oppose people doing this (I don't particularly care either way) but because there are no uses of this template. If people care that much about having this rather bad joke on their page they can copy paste it off CBF's userpage. Christopher (talk) 17:45, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Not fair to hide redirs - [12] Hipocrite (talk) 20:12, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    There are still no transclusions, which I consider to be an unused template, the relevant special page agrees. Christopher (talk) 20:24, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

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Fun:Evil | Result: Delete by a wafer thin majority[edit]

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  1. It isn't funny. Christopher (talk) 21:12, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 07:32, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Bah. Considering the near-endless potential inherent to a fun article on Evil, our current shot is a sandy vagina wet towel, to say the least. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:11, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

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  1. *Rogal Dorn voice* I disagree. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:45, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Sorta funny if that's what you like, but keep because there's vast potential for some actual fun here. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

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RationalWiki:Room 202 | Result: moved to Fun:Room 202[edit]

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  1. What's the point of this? Christopher (talk) 18:38, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. t 09:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. What? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:25, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

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  1. It's fun. Bongolian (talk) 19:19, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. We need a RationalWiki:History page where we can file away these old beasts, maybe as subpages (eg, RationalWiki:History/Room 202). FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 05:10, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Move to funspace. I smirked at it. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:06, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep, funspace or no - David Gerard (talk) 23:49, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. ClickerClock (talk) 08:48, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

La Familia Michoacana | Result: Keep by a very narrow margin[edit]

La Familia Michoacana (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Not the most missional article, also hard to expand stub. DiamondDisc1(talk) 07:00, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Stubbiness (except in extreme cases such as créationnisme) isn't a reason for deletion, I don't think it's missional though. Christopher (talk) 15:22, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Maybe it's the nitrogen bubbles in my brain, but I find this to be perfectly missional. The war on drugs? An armed Christian cult waging terroristic war on the populace? Political plays from all sides? Mixed media coverage? 'Mexican Brute' scaremongering, right along Trump's border? What's not to like? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:17, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. What on Earth was I thinking when I voted delete? Christopher (talk) 09:19, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  1. I don't think its being short is a valid reason to delete the article since it seems long enough to me. Missionality, you can argue, though. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 08:04, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed. Aside from the cult part (and even that's a stretch) there's not much that's missional. But as LGM said, brevity is not a reason for deletion. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:23, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

May 2017[edit]

David Galloway | Result: Merged[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Merge with Centre for Intelligent Design.-DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 03:57, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    1. So take it to the duplicate articles page. I know it's slower, but what's the rush? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:48, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ClickerClock 11:29, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Should certainly not be deleted, but should certainly be merged. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:06, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Category:Entry point | Result: Delete[edit]

Category:Entry point (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Many are probably not entry points anymore, (there's also Category:Entry points which is a redirect to this category but contains articles). Christopher (talk) 15:04, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 10:00, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Much like our pointless Priority system — this seems like an 'entry point' for editor overhead, if nothing else. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:14, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Since we don't have server access, this is how I tried to determine an "entry point": [1] Modify the following URL to get a depersonalized Google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=search%20terms&pws=0 [2] If the RatWiki article is near the top for a search term, I'd call it an "entry point". That said, the two categories should probably be merged. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 16:42, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
    What does the "&pws=0" bit do? Christopher (talk) 18:21, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
    Depersonalizes the search. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 01:05, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
    I wouldn't class everything that's near the top as an entry point, if we're the top result for "I AM A DONALD TRUMP AND 2 + 2 = 5 I ALSO LIKE MARSHMALLOWES AND HAPPINESS AND CHEESEBURGERS" (we're not, I checked) would you class it as an entry point? I doubt many people would Google that. Christopher (talk) 19:42, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
    For an actual example An archive for your userpage at archive.is is the top result for this but I wouldn't put your userpage in entry point because of it. Christopher (talk) 19:46, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Shouldn't we filter out those that aren't entry points anymore and then find out if the category needs deletion or not? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:21, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

The problem is only someone with server access can tell whether or not something is still an entry point. Tmtoulouse is AWOL and David Gerard (who I believe is the only other person with server access?) isn't nearly active enough to police every removal or addition of the category. Christopher (talk) 10:27, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Category:Unremitting horror | Result: Delete[edit]

Category:Unremitting horror (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. We have the Holocaust and ISIS in the same category as these images, the Daily Heil, Jesusland and Brexit? And it's a sub category of comedy. I removed it from the comedy cat and the images have been removed, still stupid though. Christopher (talk) 13:12, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Pointless indeed.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 15:28, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. In the trashcan it goes. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:04, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  • Even if it ends up being kept (which I think is incredibly unlikely), I'll start removing the stupid ones (websites, for instance, even if disgusting rarely actually harm anyone). Christopher (talk) 09:02, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

2017 German federal elections | Result: Behalten (keep)[edit]

2017 German federal elections (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. non-missional and professional German Comics struggle to derive fun from this election. Benaresh (talk) 15:36, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. I favour a broader view of this wiki's mission: whatever it is, it better have snark. — Unsigned, by: Several ingredients / talk / contribs
  2. We have articles on other elections, so why not this? If it ends up not getting updated much we can ditch it, but for now, keep. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 14:55, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Bicycle Wheel is right, as usual. Spud (talk) 06:40, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
    Spud owes me ten thousand dollars. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:47, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    I said "as usual". I didn't say "as always". Nice try! Spud (talk)
  4. Das ist verrückt! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:08, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Behalten, für alle anderen. Christopher (talk) 09:16, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Fun:Eurovision Song Contest | Result: Keep, move to mainspace when good enough[edit]

Fun:Eurovision Song Contest (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

#Not funny, previously been afd'd but survived (despite most of the votes being for delete). Christopher (talk) 16:52, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. t 07:33, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Keep and move back to mainspace, actually - David Gerard (talk) 11:37, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
    Which part of our mission statement does this fall under? There's the homophobia but I don't think that's enough on its own. Christopher (talk) 13:59, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
    Like... Most of them? Euroskepticism, views on government spending, media freedom under authoritarian regimes, LGBT rights, national propaganda strategies, voter fraud, free speech (politically charged lyrics), which backwater country can produce the best tapdancing otherkin violinist, etc? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Delete? Heck — I'm protest listening to e-type until the very moment this article is rehabilitated back into mainspace, never mind kept. Please hurry voting "keep" Oh God I can't take much more of this Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Mainspace. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:54, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. It's worth keeping just because Conchita Wurst annoys Putin. Bongolian (talk) 07:37, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Per me being wrong and Percy being right. Christopher (talk) 17:27, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Mind giving the link for the previous AFD entry? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 05:18, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

This was before it was moved to funspace, looking through the goat votes there were more keeps than I thought but the consensus appeared to be delete. Christopher (talk) 14:41, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, even the "keep" votes don't sound very convinced. They all say "let's wait and the article is bad at the moment" and we gave it well over a year to improve. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:57, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Steve Hoffman | Result: Deleted[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. This article asserts that Steve Hoffman's webpage promotes woo, but the RW page itself does nothing to support this, and is otherwise non-missional. Bongolian (talk) 06:18, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Per Bongolian. The current article contains nothing that is relevant other than the assertion that he does something woo-related.--JorisEnter (talk) 06:33, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Either add something mission-worthy or nuke the page. Spud (talk) 06:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Would someone do the honors? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 07:34, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Fun:The RationalWiki Silly Person's Society | Result: Keep[edit]

Fun:The RationalWiki Silly Person's Society (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Not funny ~ FluffyRatTomato t 10:03, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Just for shiggles. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:15, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Historical dumbness in the space for such, no reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 11:11, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Christopher (talk) 14:09, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Just move it to RationalWiki-space (same for any other old "political" "parties") and leave a redirect. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 13:32, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Sarah Andersen | Result: Delete[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Nothing to do with Andersen herself; if this article was per weight it should have, it'd be one passing line in an article on recaptioning. As is, this is an article in her name that only does her discredit because of not noteworthy idiots. In the meantime, this article should not exist at the subject's name. Our copies of the cartoons are already being used by alt-righters as a handy source of them. This article strikes me as ill-conceived and really not in the spirit of our BLP guidelines - David Gerard (talk) 08:30, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Per what David said, also the funpage doesn't make much sense without the mainspace page so that'll have to go if we delete this. Christopher (talk) 08:59, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    And the recaptioned images - David Gerard (talk) 10:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. The article hopes to show people that Andersen isn't Nazi. The current Google search for her name returns no other articles about Nazi appropriation of her work in the top 50. The idea is that: [1] Nazis who view the Nazi cartoons won't be affected (they're already Nazis), but [2] Non-Nazis who view the cartoons might question its authenticity, search for Andersen, find out that it's Nazi appropriation of what's consider an "innocent" cartoon, and (2A) be pissed at Nazis and (2B) discover RatWiki. Fuzzy "Cat" Potato, Jr. (talk/stalk) 16:08, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    Then it should not be at the title "Sarah Andersen". Look, if you really want to keep doing this sort of thing, start a blog. This really does clash badly with what the RW BLP rules are for. Start an article on recaptioning, if there's a convincing one to be written. But this absolutely shouldn't be at the victim's name - David Gerard (talk) 20:24, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    Would renaming it to "Adulthood is a Myth" work? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:45, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    Make a new article about recaptioning, I'd suggest - David Gerard (talk) 07:47, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  • I don't agree with the argument that we should delete the article because we potentially help some assholes from the "alt-right" to desecrate the comic. I agree with FuzzyCatPotato: we need to inform them that they're the ones that screw around with the strips and they may give a false impression on Andersen for those less informed and it might be a bigger problem for Andersen if we don't attempt to show the alterations. And in order to show what the "alt-right" has done, it is necessary to show the images. I don't see how our policy on living people applies here since we're not making a statement on Andersen, just documenting that some "alt-right" assholes think it's funny to change the comic to suit their viewpoints, just as how other "alt-right" assholes changed Ben Garrison's comics around. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:55, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    Goodpost.gif That being said, the current article needs a lot more work (it's just a comic dump lacking ratwikification at this point — I mean, atleast set up a gallery on the page or smth). Also, David's suggestion for a centralized stand-alone article on recaptioning — which could serve to absorb smaller articles, like the Sarah Andersen one — could potentially be good idea. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:21, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I've added recaptioning to the to-do list - David Gerard (talk) 23:47, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Fun:Public school | Result: Delete[edit]

Fun:Public school (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. I always thought that funspace articles had to be funny but maybe that's just me. Christopher (talk) 19:35, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. 😐 --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:18, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. It's meant to be a parody of a Conservapedia article. A Conservapedia article from way back in the day when the wiki was almost entirely written by Andy Schlafly's homeschoolers, before the site got really weird and then got boring. Basically, it's a joke that nobody's going to get anymore. Spud (talk) 12:25, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Godonaldgo1 (talk) 05:16, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Category:We're on a mission from Ceiling Cat | Result: Keep[edit]

Category:We're on a mission from Ceiling Cat (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Not funny. This "category" only contains one article, and that article is not funny. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:17, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Blasphemy! This is the most important category on the wiki, next you'll be trying to delete the holy Goat. Christopher (talk) 14:59, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
    Is this some other tired in-joke I'm not aware of? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:19, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 16:23, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Rework it. Barrel! (Combo!) 16:39, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

RationalWiki:Twitterers | Result: Deleted[edit]

RationalWiki:Twitterers (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. What's the point? Christopher (talk) 19:10, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
    Self-promotion, you twit ;) --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:18, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 09:51, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. The type of list article which just adds editorial overhead to maintain, fast grows to ridiculous proportions if popular, and conversely falls out of date quickly if not continually managed. I would support simply mothballing the page instead of deleting if there's a historical value to the article, however. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:11, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. --JorisEnter (talk) 18:27, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Essay:If I CALL my OPPONENTS smug I'm automatically RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! | Result: Moved to the Forum space[edit]

Essay:If I CALL my OPPONENTS smug I'm automatically RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. This is a ridiculous abuse of the essay space. This is clearly not an essay and should be moved to the forum instead. Cosmikdebris (talk) 17:03, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
    If you want it moved to forumspace you should probably change your vote to merge/redirect not delete. Christopher (talk) 17:41, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Just move it to the forum namespace and merge the talk page content. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:13, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Move to the forum. Christopher (talk) 17:41, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Can we at least remove the caps and excessive exclamation marks? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:34, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

That was courtesy of User:Christopher moving this essay to mock the creator. The original title was fine for a forumspace name. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:05, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
WTF, Christopher? C'mon, if you think the article has problems, just let the page speak for itself. Facepalm.png --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Fun:Division | Result: Delete[edit]

Fun:Division (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Not funny. Christopher (talk) 17:23, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:11, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Arithmetic is witchcraft. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 13:52, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Another turd left over from the bad old days. Spud (talk) 07:41, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

If we're going to delete those articles, should we also delete Category:Stuff too hard for Ed Poor? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:21, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Done.~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:27, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Fun:Addition | Result: Delete[edit]

Fun:Addition (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Just isn't funny. Christopher (talk) 17:21, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. ~ FluffyRatTomato t 12:11, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Arabic numerals are the work of the devil. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 13:54, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. A relic from our Conservapedia-baiting past. How many of our visitors even know who Ed Poor is anymore? Spud (talk) 07:39, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

This article screams for a joke about gifts and that Republicans don't like altruism including "handouts" to the needy. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:13, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

David Peters | Result: Suppressed[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. This page has been a stub since 2012. Only one page (Dinosaur) links here. And the living person themself has written a rebuttal that's longer than the page itself on the page. Fuzzy "Cat" Potato, Jr. (talk/stalk) 13:30, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. No sources so it could be completely made up. Per Fuzzy. Christopher (talk) 14:57, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:13, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Problematic article and probably harmful article that can possibly damage the reputation of Peters, evidenced by its talk page. Not what we want. Any further attempts should have more care taken to it per policy. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:17, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

  • It's been nuked. Could someone who isn't a complete nerf herder (read: like myself) go ahead and do the archiving? I'm on my phone, honest! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:25, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Playing the Race Card | Result: ?Merge With Forumbiodiversity[edit]

Playing the Race Card (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

#I know notability is stupid and all that, but are they notable? The only citations are links to the website itself. Christopher (talk) 21:19, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

I would say that the phrase is not restricted to the websites cited in the article. If the stub is widened and generalized it can stand alone by itself. --Lurio (talk) 22:13, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. With the Forumbiodiversity article. RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:39, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agree: merge. It's worth a mention on the FBD page at least. Bongolian (talk) 23:19, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Unless it has its own set of information that helps it distinguish itself from Forumbiodiversity, then it's pretty tied to Forumbiodiversity, and it works fine to have it be a section in that article. In the future, if it gets a major expansion, then it's worth looking at it again. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:33, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. The above people seem to know what they're talking about.Spud (talk) 05:38, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Keep forgetting to change my vote (it automatically puts your vote in delete). Christopher (talk) 15:10, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Fun:This be a red link, arr!! | Result: SNOWdelete[edit]

Fun:This be a red link, arr!! (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)

Delete[edit]

  1. Not funny. (Redlink now redirects to Help:Red links instead of the "Fun" page.) ~ FluffyRatTomato t 10:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 13:31, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. is this really worth discussing? Nuke it! Spud (talk) 14:50, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Christopher (talk) 17:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Seconding SNOWDelete Hertzy (talk) 17:53, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  6. Nuke from orbit.--JorisEnter (talk) 18:51, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

April 2017[edit]

Birther | Result: Redirect to Obama citizenship denial[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

Keep[edit]

Merge/redirect[edit]

  1. Merge with Obama citizenship denial. Christopher (talk) 20:35, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. There is a tremendous amount of overlap between the two. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 20:51, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. This should've been marked as a Duplicate, not for Deletion. That being said — do not delete, but do merge with Obama citizenship denial. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:54, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
    What's the point of duplicate article nomination if we already have a "Merge/redirect" option in afd? Christopher (talk) 21:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
    It's not just a local rule. On Wikis generally, there's a functional difference between (1) Discussing if there's overlapping content in two separate articles, fully or in part, neither of which are being considered for deletion, and (2) Arguing that the entirety of some article ought to be deleted from the site, with the ability to vote "Merge/redirect" meaning "Yes, we should delete the article, but certain content in it should perhaps appear elsewhere on the site". Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:22, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Just do the merge - David Gerard (talk) 09:47, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Per Christopher. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:58, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. yupStickySock (talk) 04:16, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  7. Merging's not going to be easy, but looks like the best thing to do here. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:04, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Independent Institute | Result: Keep[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. Five year-old stub.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 05:13, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Clearly missional, and informative, if not at length. Being short is not a reason for deletion - David Gerard (talk) 07:25, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. In some cases I think an article being really short is a reason for deletion. However, I see no reason to delete this. It's clearly missional. Christopher (talk) 07:57, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Short articles aren't bad. Unlike other stubs I supported to delete (such as créationnisme, which has only one sentence), this one has enough content to qualify as an article. At this point, expansion is much preferred to deletion. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:10, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Expand, don't remove. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:02, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Merge/redirect[edit]

Goat[edit]

Steven Goldberg | Result: Keep[edit]

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

Delete[edit]

  1. 100-word stub by long-gone user; hasn't been touched in a year. Merge the book titles to patriarchy. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 21:40, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. (((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 05:13, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Nothing of any value. Christopher (talk) 15:53, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. -ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 06:32, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. I don't see why deleting it is the best choice. There's Goldberg's official site, where he summarizes his theory. We can expand the page based on it. And I am not long gone. - Student (talk) 23:48, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
    If the page is deleted, don't worry, it can always be restored. But next time, there has to be more effort even for a stub. However, if there is an expansion before the consensus is reached, then we don't have to delete the page. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:15, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    If we keep it, I can write an outline of his theories. It was my intention when I first created this page, but I didn't have much time and I ended up forgetting about that. - Student (talk) 05:43, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Ok. I have adjusted some issues in the article and added some more content to it. Does it still have to be deleted? - Student (talk) 06:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Better now! I think we can hold off deleting this. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:30, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Page is better. Switching from delete to keep. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:30, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. -RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep in present condition - David Gerard (talk) 20:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Small but useful article.. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:01, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

Fun:List of Illuminati plots | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. It just isn't funny. Christopher (talk) 19:19, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Agreed. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Shit sucks.—CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 20:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. From orbit. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 23:19, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Easier to just say everything at this point. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:33, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

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Alger Hiss | Result: Keep[edit]

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  1. A poorly written and poorly sourced page that's hard to read on a subject that few other pages link to. At best, the good bits can go to Joseph McCarthy. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 00:08, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. €h33s3βurg3rF@€3 (talkstalk) 07:44, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

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See the main article on this topic: Missional fallacy
  1. . Periodically, they still carry on about this fellow in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. There's something worth admiring about that kind of obscure historical memory in this day and age. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 00:59, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
    True -- but our article isn't a good account of events. And given that we're not an encyclopedia, it might be impossible to change that. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 01:32, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Keep - missional and no reason to delete - David Gerard (talk) 09:45, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Keep, on condition of re-write. I'm not sure what the "gay-bahing lunacy" part is about. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:25, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Keep. Missional enough. Bongolian (talk) 07:15, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Rewrite comes first, not delete. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:32, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I dunno. Is it missional? Maybe? RoninMacbeth (talk) 00:14, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. It's not clear to me that the article in question is unmissional, nor poorly written (admittedly at a glance). Seeing as how it's currently 4AM where I live — could anything be done to inform me better, which wouldn't involve me actually having to read through the whole article myself? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:07, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Proxima Centauri | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. How is this missional? Christopher (talk) 16:32, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Created by User:Proxima Centauri, who was our worst writer until Plutoniumboss came along. Delete with fire - David Gerard (talk) 09:46, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Wow, this is like me creating an article on Super Mario or something. Silly, but if the mob wants to preserve it and change it to userspace, then I'm okay with that too. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:37, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Userfy. Proxima is a terrible writer, so let's dump her crap on her own doorstep. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 11:50, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. With some sort of UFOlogy article, to talk about how far aliens might have to travel to visit earth, and difficulties associated with that. RoninMacbeth (talk) 06:04, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Créationnisme | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. The entire contents of this article translates as "Creationism is the belief that God created the universe through divine intervention." Whilst not every stub should be deleted I don't think this is very informative Christopher (talk) 09:57, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. French or not, it's just one sentence. Ecraser. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:49, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Je pense que nous avons RationalWiki français, n'est-ce pas? Pourquoi nous devons avoir cet article? Oui, je parle un peu de français. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:00, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
    Mais je ne parle pas bien, evidemment. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:03, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
    No, we do not have a separate French RationalWiki. The only language that gets its own site is Russian. This here RationalWiki is currently the only one for English and every other language. There are other French articles here, some of which are quite good. Spud (talk) 05:09, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Delete. If there was interest by any Francophones, it could have been expanded by now. Bongolian (talk) 03:16, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Less than a line, so this can probably go.--JorisEnter (talk) 09:50, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Expandez! 85.234.65.51 (talk) (Roue de bicyclette) 11:08, 14 April 2017 (UTC) (you'll never believe this, but my captcha for this is "roast beef"!)
    In an ideal world I'd agree but how many active editors actually speak French? Christopher (talk) 12:06, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Keep it, it's missional!(troll face)—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 05:30, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

Acanthostega gunnari | Result: Merged[edit]

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  1. Unless a suitable page for merging can be suggested, I think this could be expanded instead using information from the external links. Bongolian (talk) 07:04, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Merge with a suitable article.-DiamondDisc1|1csiDdnomaiD (talk) 06:35, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
    Surely you need to be suggesting one - David Gerard (talk) 14:43, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
    List of transitional forms, perhaps? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:26, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Textbook case of "merge what can be kept and throw out the rest". Merge into List of transitional forms. We are not an encyclopedia. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:14, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. Yes, that's the right thing to do. Spud (talk) 16:09, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  4. Merge into List of transitional forms. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 18:39, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  5. Same as everyone else. Christopher (talk) 18:42, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Might fit nicely as an example organism in Transitional fossil. FYI, it's already listed in List of transitional forms. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:28, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

RationalWiki:BoN | Result: Merged[edit]

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Doesn't need its own page, redirect to RW:DYS#B. Christopher (talk) 11:44, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

so just do it instead of having a whole process about it. It's a project page, not mainspace, and you're not deleting anything. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 11:46, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/RationalWiki talk:Articles for deletion/RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Goat | Result: Goat[edit]

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  1. This is getting too meta. Christopher (talk) 19:46, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Dr. Strangelove - Wing Attack Plan R.png Cosmikdebris (talk) 20:06, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

  1. I say we keep this shitshow rolling! (imagine this in a sarcastic tone) The living oxymoron (talk) 19:50, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. *sneaks off to play Morrowind* Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. RBP is clearly an N'wah Onychoprion (talk) 20:25, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

RationalWiki talk:Articles for deletion/RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Goat | Result: Goat[edit]

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  1. The entire content is just the Reverend bleating, adds nothing of value to the wiki. Christopher (talk) 17:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  1. [13]CheeseburgerPlate (talkstalk) 18:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

  1. Goat. -- Goat (Bleat)
    I agree with this sentiment (also, you didn't timestamp your "vote") Christopher (talk) 18:28, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Baaaah. :( -- Goat (Bleat) 02:29, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Goat | Result: Goat[edit]

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  1. Troll Christopher (talk) 16:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, deleting good ol' goat is going too far, a topic on moving it the funspace is a better discussion though.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 16:14, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. I second this. The living oxymoron (talk) 16:16, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. function deleteGoat(f) { deleteGoat(f+1); } --Cosmikdebris (talk) 20:01, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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Goat[edit]

  1. I'm starting to regret nominating RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Goat for deletion, should I or should I not?
Christopher (talk) 16:24, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Goat | Result: For goat's sake no![edit]

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

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  1. How is this to do with "Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement; Documenting the full range of crank ideas; Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism; Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media."? RationalPerson (talk) 14:18, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. The goat is our sacred cow! Spud (talk) 14:20, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Even us hardasses have to have a bit of humour. The living oxymoron (talk) 14:21, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. For the love of goat no! Christopher (talk) 14:25, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Oh for goat's sake...--JorisEnter (talk) 14:28, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Goat goat goat goat, goat? Goat. Meh (You) 14:39, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. We must gave goat. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 20:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  7. Love the goat. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:26, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. I do agree that the article isn't missional. This page should be moved to the funspace considering goat is basically a meme on RationalWiki.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 15:36, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    HERESY Christopher (talk) 18:15, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

  1. I vote for the goat. Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 15:39, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Your vote is admirable.—HamburgerPlate (talkstalk) 15:47, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Patriarch | Result: Redirect to patriarchy[edit]

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  1. Nobody will come to RationalWiki for the definition of Patriarch. Speedy delete, no need to merge. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 19:44, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
    I presume you'd want a redirect to patriarchy? In which case I thought it should still go in Merge/Redirect? (Or is that just if you think there's anything of value to merge?) Christopher (talk) 20:02, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Merge with patriarchy. Christopher (talk) 17:09, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Aside from a very similar terminology to "patriarch", this article doesn't seem very missional. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:22, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Merge anything of supposed value into patriarchy, blank the rest and turn patriarch into a redirect to patriarchy. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 19:58, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Merge per above - David Gerard (talk) 16:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. SNOW merge to Patriarchy. 85.234.65.51 (talk) 14:54, 8 April 2017 (UTC) (Sophie)
    What does SNOW mean? ThisWikipedia's W.svg? Christopher (talk) 15:04, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
    Yes! Spud (talk) 04:59, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. (((CheeseburgerFace))) (talkstalk) 14:55, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  7. It's all been said. Spud (talk) 04:59, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

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Fun:Psychoceramic | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Stub since 2009, contains one joke. Christopher (talk) 19:22, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Utterly pointless. Spud (talk) 07:50, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Per all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:51, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Looks like the article was created in order to crack the joke. No. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:02, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

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Advertising Standards Authority | Result: nom withdrawn[edit]

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#Could possibly be notable but probably not, a stub. Christopher (talk) 15:40, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. We don't have "notability", we have "missionality", and the ASA turns out to be a fantastically effective tool for skeptics, particularly in the UK - David Gerard (talk) 15:46, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
    Sorry, I meant missionality. But I think that if it just remains a stub there isn't really much point, I would delete it and put it on the to do list. Christopher (talk) 15:50, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
    ... it looks useful and informative to me - David Gerard (talk) 16:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Before rallying the mob to delete, try rallying it to expand. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:40, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Per Reverend Black Percy. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:54, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Per me being an idiot and wanting to nominate every stub I come across for deletion. Christopher (talk) 17:07, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

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Fun:Goddammit | Result: Delete[edit]

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  1. Stub for nearly a decade, put it out of its misery Christopher (talk) 12:56, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. 127.0.0.1 (talkstalk) 14:48, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Could've been much funnier, but as it stands, I have a straight face. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:53, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Waste of space. Spud (talk) 12:58, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Yet another unfunny fun page. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:00, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

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Florentin Smarandache | Result: Deleted[edit]

Florentin Smarandache (edit|talk|history|protect|