Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/USS Jebediah

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A vehicle from a single episode from The Simpsons. Geogre 12:41, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • According to the history, this thing had a vfd message added to it earlier this year; The User Contrib page of the person who first nominated it for VFD in Jan says that the discussion is in the May 2004 VFD archive, but I haven't been able to find it. At any rate, Delete for the same reason as Inanimate Carbon Rod. - RedWordSmith 18:12, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • (Not a vote). The previous discussion can be seen here (the next edit removed the listing). - 19:08, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC) Lee (talk)
  • Do we have an article on the episode it appeared in? Merge and redirect if so. No vote otherwise. Postdlf 19:18, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Hardly notable even in the context of The Simpsons. Only linked to by two description-less lists, neither of which really need even the small amount of additional information that this article provides. Triskaideka 19:24, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. The problem is that non-knowledgeable people hear these references to navy ships, and think they're real; so how do you inform them that they're not? Now when this last came up, list of fictional ships was just getting started; it would be plausible to redirect and move the content there. Of course, that's made more difficult by trying to have this article deleted, instead of simply making the redir in the first place. Stan 21:27, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. If this encyclopedia can hold articles vessels from Star Trek and Star Wars, it can find room for one from The Simpsons.
  • Merge and redirect to list of fictional ships. -Sean Curtin 01:45, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Subtrivial. Wile E. Heresiarch 02:03, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect to List of fictional ships#Television, as it's listed there already. Maybe add a brief sentence about it there. It really doesn't deserve an article to itself, but this will help anyone who for whatever reason feels the need to look it up. -R. fiend 04:03, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. If you stick it in the list of fictional ships then a search of Wikipedia would find it. We don't need articles for every single object to appear in a TV show. Average Earthman 09:38, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • Not necessarily a good assumption. I've found recently that Wikipedia searches are often really bad at finding things, and sometimes come up with articles that seems completely random. Redirects are safer, when they can be managed. -R. fiend 15:36, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge and delete. DJ Clayworth 15:12, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • Note: merge and delete is not a valid option. - 15:17, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC) Lee (talk)
    • I don't see why not. Take any useful information from this article; put it in The Simpsons; then delete this article. valid option says: "other (some other action) such as". 'such as' means that other actions are allowed. DJ Clayworth 16:03, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge & redirect -FZ 15:59, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • rename to "USS_Jebediah (Simpsons)" and change all pages pointing to it to the new page Patcat88 01:17, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • Why? What other USS Jebediah are you trying to disambiguate it from?
      • The point is to let people know that this ship isnt real, and incase there will be a real USS jebediah (probably not), it will have its own page. Also the ship maybe used again in a future episode. Any information that is acurate should be kept in wikipedia, because if wikipedia is deleting thigns just because they dont seem significant enough, I might as well pull out my 20 parts long commercial encyclopedia since wikipedia looses its advantage of having information that you cant find in a paper encyclopedia.
        • Wikipedia ceases to be an encyclopedia once it starts accepting entries on things that are insignificant. Besides, the USS Jebediah will still be in Wikipedia, just not as a separate article. You can even find it the same way you would if it were a separate article. Triskaideka 14:59, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)