[WikiEN-l] Bill Knapp's slaughter

Chris Picone ccool2ax at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 14:35:09 UTC 2006

Hey, i didn't know lack of notability was valid CSD.

On 10/27/06, Gregory Kohs <thekohser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am interested to see what the expert community thinks about this scenario:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bill_Knapp%27s_Restaurant&diff=83975735&oldid=83975411
> Relatively new user "Ipthief" (about 20 seemingly clueful edits between July
> 17 and October 25) decided that there ought to be an article in Wikipedia
> about the Bill Knapp's restaurant chain (now closed, but a verifiable
> "institution" in Michigan for decades -- and 900+ Google hits).  So, Ipthief
> set out at 2:36 PM, writing the first forms of a stubby article.
> Two minutes later, user "Diez2" lands on the page, throws up a {{db-bio}} on
> the page.  In the next moment, Diez2 informs Ipthief's Talk page of the
> advice, "If you can indicate why Bill Knapp's Restaurant is really notable,
> you can contest the tagging."
> Is it too much to expect someone to either (a) wait a little longer than 2
> minutes before calling for a speedy delete, or (b) look up something on
> Google to get some gauge of notability . . . before making such an
> adversarial, deletionist move?  Or, is everyone on such a red-alert for spam
> (even of companies that are now bankrupt and out of operation), that this
> will be the standard procedure?
> --
> Gregory Kohs
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