Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Perry

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Michael Perry was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was keep

Michael Perry[edit]

There have been several incarnations of this article with variable contents, including pure nonsense generated by troll Haydes. However, present version seems to be about a completely different person than what the previous votes (below) were given for. Therefore I believe this is not a speedy candidate and am listing it here for a new round of voting. jni 15:20, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete. Non-notable person. jni 15:20, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. The company he founded seems quite significant. Perry also sold a domain name,, for $475,000 [1]. Wikiquote has a page about him [2]. (Edited by two registered users and a number of IPs — could be vanity to some extent.) — David Remahl 15:35, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and send to cleanup. Seems notable as David Remahl said. But it needs serious expansion. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 16:25, Nov 28, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete - just some guy with a computer business. -- Cyrius| 18:23, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. So is Bill Gates. Dr Zen 00:55, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: I urge people to read the articles before voting. Some people don't. There is nothing here except a guy who won an award from a magazine in 1991 and attracts gibberish authors/vandals. Nothing in the article sets this person apart from 20,000 people. Geogre 03:28, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Perhaps an actual article would reduce the vandal problem. — David Remahl 09:32, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. The article could use some serious refactoring and expansion but the subject appears noteworthy enough. —[[User:Radman1|RaD Man (talk)]] 06:10, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Neutral, but I would point out that on the basis of what's here, I bet at least 100 Wikipedia contributors could be made to sound at least this important. -- Jmabel | Talk 02:45, Nov 30, 2004 (UTC)
    • 100 out of 140 000 (last I checked). So he's in the top 1/10th percentile, at least. Numbers to which Wikipedia aspires: As of 2003, there are about six billion human beings, each with their own life story. Billions more have lived and died in the past, although most of their lives are lost to history.David Remahl 09:32, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Not notable. --Improv 07:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Marginal keep. What are the comments below? --[[User:GRider|GRider\talk]] 19:33, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. I'm just not seeing notability. He had a company that doesn't even have a wikiarticle? - Lifefeed 21:14, Dec 1, 2004 (UTC)

Old October 2004 discussion[edit]

Listed it as speedy delete but that was reverted so I'm putting it up here. Smells much like a vanity page / tissue of lies; I'm guessing that "one of the Internet's most visited websites" would have at least one Google hit?

Edit: I'm also guessing that the writer of this article and the writer of the MC article below are cooperating? Ziggurat 04:07, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete vanity/unnotable Wolfman 04:33, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete vanity jni 08:24, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete vanity, patently false claims, not notable. Average Earthman 09:00, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete for reasons above --Ianb 10:08, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete for above reasons. —tregoweth 16:04, Oct 5, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Vanity. Gwalla | Talk 19:32, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete for reasons above — Bill 22:47, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Note that the Perryopolis, Pennsylvania article is a repeated anon vandal target. More of the same. RickK 23:30, Oct 5, 2004 (UTC)

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