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Woody Guthrie | Result: Deleted[edit]

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  1. This article doesn't appear to be the least bit missional, and indeed appears to be generally encyclopedic. It provides no original research either, it's just a very poor alternative to his TOW article. The type of article we don't write here. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:17, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Article currently has zero missionality, and is unlikely to acquire such.--JorisEnter (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  3. Yep. FuzzyCatPotato of the Contented Cabinets (talk/stalk) 17:25, 22 June 2016 (UTC)


  1. Woody is a hero of the progressive movement. Deleting him would be an insult to all true progressives. Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 15:39, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
    I'm not questioning that; I'm questioning the missionality of the article on him. And it's just a short encyclopedic entry - precisely the ones we do not do. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:42, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Huge troublemaker against the forces of bullshit, so relevant. Article could do with improvement of course. In its present state I wouldn't object to moving it to funspace, though I do think there's missional stuff to add - David Gerard (talk) 15:44, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
    I would also argue that, unless the article actually becomes "rationalwikified" and starts covering him as a "huge troublemaker against the forces of bullshit" in the way that we cover relevant people, it may be necessary to move the article to funspace. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:54, 17 June 2016 (UTC)



  • If the guy is genuinely missional it might be kept, but the current article has close to zero missionality (other than perhaps the McCartyist bit).--JorisEnter (talk) 17:31, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
    Yep... and even that portion is just an unsourced mention. Besides, countless unmissional figures were blacklisted too. The missionality of the current article is truly 0. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 17:39, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Interesting story about Guthrie and "big copyright". Carpetsmoker (talk) 17:15, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I wrote this back in the Bronze Age when RW was still an anti-Conservapedia site. It was to show them that there could be such a thing as a left-wing Christian (Guthrie being one I happened to know something about). I doubt that anybody at CP ever read it, let alone got its point. So, as a stick to hit CP with, it probably failed, and certainly doesn't serve that purpose now. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 08:02, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
    Does that count as a vote for deletion?--JorisEnter (talk) 08:25, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
    • If you think it does. I just meant that its original purpose no longer applies. I'll leave it to others to decide if we still need it. I'd vote keep, but only on sentimental grounds. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 08:31, 14 July 2016 (UTC)