Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mark Appleyard

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Mark Appleyard[edit]

  • del. Vanity. Mikkalai 19:38, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep. A Google search seems to indicate this guy is notable enough to warrant a page. TigerShark 21:21, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Yep, I noticed this. The overwhelming majority from sites that sell skateboards. Let's join the promotion for free, why not? Mikkalai 23:51, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep Please do some research before nominating articles for deletion. He appears to be one of the leading global figures in his field. Philip 00:16, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Why don't you update the article with his achievements, then? I freely admit that I didn't dig deep, and my opinion may be wrong, but my impression that most of 14,800 google hits (which boil down to 656, with google ghosts eliminated) is one huge scateboard ad. If you think that this number warrants wikiarticle, fine with me, but not this kind of article. Mikkalai 00:59, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      • This page could certainly use some work with perhaps less emphasis on the guy's sponsors and more about him and his achievements. It doesn't seem to simply be a promotion tool for the skateboard companies because most of the links are dead. Needs work at some point, but I still feel that this is not a deletion candidate right now. If no further work is done on the article then a deletion in the future may be appropriate. TigerShark 01:11, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Delete. The article tells us the man's occupation, date of birth, home, height, and weight (It's almost the classic Vanity article.) and fails to tell us any reason that he is notable. Wikipedia is an encylopaedia, not a database of the ages, physical proportions, and occupations of all of the people in the world. Uncle G 02:56, 2005 Jan 12 (UTC)
  • Delete, not notable. Megan1967 03:57, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Delete, individual skateboard endorsement contracts are not inherently encyclopedic, article provides no evidence of significant accomplishment as a skateboarder. Wyss 07:17, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep and Cleanup. Skateboarder of the Year for 2003 according to Thrasher magazine. 1. Significant skateboarder and notable enough for wikipedia. Will try to cleanup article over weekend. Capitalistroadster 10:21, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • mild keep, reword to be less about his sponsors and more about him though. Thryduulf 13:23, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep, needs cleanup. Rhymeless (Er...let's shimmy) 03:23, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Does anybody wonder why I don't hold any grudges against, say, Steve Caballero skateboard guy? Mikkalai
  • Keep it. Agree that this does need some cleanup. —RaD Man (talk) 23:22, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep. VfD is not cleanup. GRider\talk 23:41, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • You guys are funny. Did you happen to look into the article? It is perfectly clean! (And void). Mikkalai 00:41, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)