[WikiEN-l] Google indexes quickly!

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Mon May 15 07:19:16 UTC 2006

Steve Bennett wrote:
> On 5/15/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia at philwelch.net> wrote:
>> Vanity isn't, but non-notable biography is, as is patent nonsense. If
>> John Q. Highschoolstudent writes a vanity page, it'll say (in general
>> terms) one of the following:
>> 1. John Q. Highschoolstudent is on the track team and plays a mean
>> game of Halo.
>> 2. John Q. Highschoolstudent won the NBA Slam Dunk Competition in 2006.
>> 1 is non-notable bio, 2 is patent nonsense. Those two CSD's alone are
>> the vanity fork--almost all vanity articles will fall within at least
>> one of tehm.
> What is:
> 3. John Q. Highschoolstudent is a brilliant basketballer and has made
> numerous appearences on TV.
> Presume that we can't find any google references to back this up.
> Presume (debatable) for the sake of argument that if the claim is
> true, this is notable enough. Do we classify it as unverifiable? Do we
> call it hoax? Is it still vanity, whatever that means?

"Appeared on TV" is verifiable, so it's not patent nonsense. However,
provided it's not a hoax, [[WP:HOLE]] applies.

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