RationalWiki:Articles for demotion

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Some articles here are good. Like, really good. So good, you want others to know how good they are. Others were once really good, and now... not so much. If you believe an article is worthy or no longer worthy of a Silver or perhaps even Gold brainstar, you can place it on this page, where it will be promptly ignored carefully considered by the Mob.

The only rule we seem to agree upon is "Thou Shalt Use Common Sense", but in general...

  1. Add the {{Article for demotion}} (or just {{afdem}}) template to the top of the article you wish to demote
  2. Add {{RationalWiki:Articles for demotion/"ArticleName"}} to the top of this page
  3. Give the cabal enough time to recover from our hangovers come to a general consensus
  4. After the voting is more or less settled, move {{RationalWiki:Articles for demotion/"ArticleName"}} to a proper place in the vault, and add the result to the title
  5. Remove the template from the article itself. If the article has been approved for demotions, you may have the dishonors.

And don't forget to subscribe. This will allow you to see when a new article for demotion is added.

To judge whether an article is suitable for demotion, see: Article rating.

Militia movement | Result: ?[edit]

Militia movement (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to silver[edit]

  1. I added some images for context so the article doesn't present itself as a big wall of text. Overall, this one's very well done, and with a little lit of tweaking, deserves silver. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 03:57, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  2. I have performed cleanup on the page. I agree. Bongolian (talk) 07:21, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
  3. Fan of how the article goes a bit into other countries too. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 17:51, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Status quo[edit]

  1. There are huge chunks of text with no citations. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 19:13, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

WND | Result: ?[edit]

WND (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

Status quo[edit]

  1. Needs more citations, particularly sections without any. Bongolian (talk) 07:28, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

  1. Cover story nominee. Kevs Ping! 06:10, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Vagina steaming | Result: ?[edit]

Vagina steaming (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

  1. It's well-written and well-referenced. @LeftyGreenMario and CircularReasoning, would you care to vote now that LeftyGreenMario has changed the language to be more inclusive? Bongolian (talk) 19:02, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Goatspeed. Fossil evidence of my evolutionCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee what I'm planning 01:45, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Status quo[edit]

Goat[edit]

  1. Cover story nominee. Kevs Ping! 06:09, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Probably should change to inclusive language (e.g. trans men with vaginas). --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 01:42, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
  • There's two history sections, so that's a bit weird. There's a part where the practice was reported by media and got popular but there's not much information either way how the thing got popular. Is this a relatively modern practice with the antiquity veil or are there records of the thing centuries ago? Article doesn't definitely say. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 23:14, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
    @LeftyGreenMario, I combined the two history sections and clarified the history. Bongolian (talk) 03:13, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Jesus | Result: ?[edit]

Jesus (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

  1. Jesus Kevs Ping! 06:05, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. Sure. although how come it is "demotion", when it is being promoted to gold? Gale5050 (talk) 21:21, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
    It is RW tradition: RationalWiki:Community Standards#Demoting and promoting users. Bongolian (talk) 03:59, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Status quo[edit]

  1. Red links, one reference is bare http. Bongolian (talk) 06:53, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
  2. No less than three "citation needed" tags need to be addressed before this one's ready. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 19:14, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Dana Ullman | Result: ?[edit]

Dana Ullman (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

Status quo[edit]

  1. References need cleanup. Bongolian (talk) 06:57, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

  1. Cover story nominee. Kevs Ping! 06:02, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Creationism | Result: ?[edit]

Creationism (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

  1. Well-written and missional. Kevs Ping! 05:58, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Status quo[edit]

  1. Given the length of the page, there's a distinct lack of references on the page (15). WP has 200. Bongolian (talk) 07:47, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

Bryan Fischer | Result: ?[edit]

Bryan Fischer (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View discussion)

Demote to gold[edit]

Status quo[edit]

  1. Video link fail, references need cleanup. Bongolian (talk) 07:00, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Goat[edit]

  1. Cover story nominee. Kevs Ping! 05:57, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. Wow, we sure have forgotten about this whole "articles for demotion" thing, eh?-Flandres (talk) 01:51, 25 August 2021 (UTC)