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Johnson County, Kansas H D

Score: 3
Elapsed Time: 948 hours
Delete (4)
  1. Symbol delete vote Delete. Continual focus on non-celebrity individuals. Spıke ¬ 10:31 12-Aug-14
  2. Symbol delete vote Delete. Pretty big for an article about a small county. Regardless, it still isn't that funny. ConCass2 (talk) 14:32, August 24, 2014 (UTC)
  3. Symbol delete vote Delete. Small town Kansas Kruft. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:58, August 27, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Symbol delete vote Delete. A very large amount of text that is also dull. (User talk:Moonhead42) 6:13, September 3rd, 2014
Keep (1)
  1. Symbol keep vote Keep. Its too personal, but all it needs is minor editing. Rocketsled (talk) 19:38, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
  • I cleaned up the red-links (some created in anticipation of writing a personal story arc on neighboring counties), the vanity, and the anti-cop rants; but it still has nothing more profound to say than racial minorities, indebtedness, and rude drivers. Classic "towncruft" that, in the case of England, we went on a drive to snuff out earlier in the year. Spıke ¬ 15:01 24-Aug-14
  • There's some funny stuff, and some stuff that didn't register with me. I'm not sure which way to go. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 00:41 30 Aug 2014
  • Note that this is different from a lot of the "town-cruft" we see, in that JC is actually kind of upscale; hence the bit about every household having at least three cars, and the "Let's make this too extreme to be plausible" bit about it being the preeminent city in several hemispheres. This is not a small town in Kansas, it's a rich suburb of the capital of Kansas. FWIW (WINM). Snarglefoop (talk) 22:33, September 20, 2014 (UTC)

Slackware H Archive

Score: 5 • voting closed
Elapsed Time: 503 hours
Delete (5)
  1. Symbol delete vote Delete. Might be funny to someone who understands the topic, but somehow I doubt it. Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 23:47, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Symbol delete vote Delete. Ugh! UNIX described in the form of biblical commandments. That, before the listcruft begins. Spıke ¬ 23:55 30-Aug-14
  3. Symbol delete vote He invented what we call today, "water" -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 17:31 31 Aug 2014
  4. Symbol delete vote Delete. Sub-biblical opening kills the interest very early on.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:42, September 2, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Nuke It was almost nostalgic reading that cruft. Like the old days when most of the site was like that.--Nikau (talk) 20:01, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
Keep (0)

No keep votes.

  • And on 17 July 2007 an IP made a single edit, which was to spam an ad for Slackware into the article in a new section titled 'usage'. It sticks out like a sore thumb if you read that far. Apparently nobody noticed (maybe nobody's ever read that far in the article), since the section is still there, still just as serious and non-funny as it was the day it was plopped into the article. Snarglefoop (talk) 19:32, September 16, 2014 (UTC)
    I just read it, it isn't clear to me it's an ad, nor that it's unfunny, nor why it is funny if it is meant to be funny. A fifth Delete vote and no one has to answer this question. But you are free to try to improve an article while it is being voted on. Spıke ¬ 19:51 16-Sep-14
    Eh hmmm.... I just re-read it, and I think I was wrong -- that section is 'way too over the top to be a serious ad for Slackware. Microsoft uses it internally, and the Debian project uses it for their servers -- yeah right. And out here in the real world, the shuttle uses used IBM software, and IBM has its own version of Unix. So, I guess the author of that section took me in, at least. (And I'm still undecided on whether the article is salvageable which is why I voted neither yay nor nay.) Snarglefoop (talk) 20:03, September 16, 2014 (UTC)

🔒 English language H T D Oldvfd Archive

Score: 0 • voting closed
Elapsed Time: 66 hours
Delete (2)
  1. There is a largely rewritten version here, which I would like to replace the current article with. I think it's different enough that it has to go through VFD. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 03:55 18 Sep 2014
  2. Symbol delete vote Delete or replace It gets off to a bad start and gets worse. The rewrite looks a lot better, IMHO. Snarglefoop (talk) 20:06, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote Delete. Articles which mention Barrack Obama in the first sentence when he is clearly not relevant do not deserve to be saved. Also, I prefer the rewritten one. ConCass2 (talk) 06:40, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
Keep (2)
  1. Symbol keep vote Keep. Replacement is still dependent on lists and chavs. Its improvements can be edited in, and Obama can be edited out. Please mince words in the new Intro. Spıke ¬ 12:58 18-Sep-14
  2. Symbol keep vote Rewrite. I've just given it more thought. Why rewrite it in your user space when you can easily just rewrite the current article? ConCass2 (talk) 16:24, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
    Because I thought rewrites had to be approved at VFD. Am I mistaken? My version is pretty different, and I'm making it more different per Spike's comment above. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 16:29 18 Sep 2014
    Wholesale replacements of articles should be brought here, in fairness to the original authors. I thought your rewrite paralleled the original and could be achieved by edits. (Do it gradually just in case anyone cares.) Spıke ¬ 17:01 18-Sep-14
    Oh, ok. So should I start rewriting the article now, wait till this vote is closed, or... I'm confused. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 19:05 18 Sep 2014
    With a fairly simple Python script and one edit every day or two, you should be able to replace, say, every 10th character in the old article with the corresponding character from the new version, and then, a day or two later, replace another slice of 10% of the article, and so forth, proceeding until the whole article is replaced over the course of a couple weeks. That way you're never replacing more than 10% of the text at a time, and there's never a need to take it to VFD. (Of course, anyone who tries to read it when you're about halfway through this process may have some heavy going, but whatever -- maybe you should stick a note on it to the effect that you're working it over while you're doing this, just to prevent, eu, you know, surprises...) Snarglefoop (talk) 20:05, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • I've cut out two of the three lists and the entire section on chavs, and minced the intro somewhat. See what you think now? -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 16:45 18 Sep 2014
  • Symbol comment vote Comment. I can't figure out how to vote sensibly on this one, and I think I messed up the delete count. There's no apparent place to put a "Go ahead and replace it" vote. Snarglefoop (talk) 20:09, September 18, 2014 (UTC)

WTF Computer Software Industries H Archive

Score: 5 • voting closed
Elapsed Time: 54 hours
Delete (5)
  1. Symbol delete vote Delete. The company doesn't exist, no one will look up the article, and the comedy strategy is to enumerate the dumb company's dumb products and use a lot of LOL. Spıke ¬ 16:04 18-Sep-14
  2. I feel like there was a point here, but I can't tell what it is. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 18:59 18 Sep 2014
  3. Symbol delete vote Delete. What that guy up there said. And it's not funny, and it doesn't have much grammar (despite ye Black Adder's efforts to add some). It's also got one line of German in it, and if my weak German is any guide, that's ungrammatical, too. Snarglefoop (talk) 19:04, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Symbol delete vote Delete. If the company doesn't exist and people won't search it, maybe linking to it would draw an audience to the page... Except that not a single link to this page exists beyond this very VFD ballot and some talk page. ConCass2 (talk) 19:26, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Symbol delete vote Delete. Seems to only have one joke and that is the title. Otherwise? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:20, September 18, 2014 (UTC)
Keep (0)

No keep votes.


HowTo:Play chess H D

Score: 4
Elapsed Time: 26 hours
Delete (4)
  1. Symbol delete vote Delete. Nothing worth saving. Just a load of old ranty pants in my view. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:38, September 19, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Symbol delete vote Delete. Written in 2008 by DangerousMan, this ramble leads with Jew-bashing, bickering quote-cruft and the trite "nobody knows." The only work has been in correcting the coding and appending the bit about shoving the pieces up one's ass. Spıke ¬ 13:44 19-Sep-14
  3. Symbol delete vote Delete. It's pretty bad. Snarglefoop (talk) 14:17, September 19, 2014 (UTC)
  4. The beginning and middle are taken up by a somewhat random ramble about the history of chess; the last two paragraphs, all the article has to say about actually playing chess, are about as bad. Adding Chuck Norris did not improve matters. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 19:57 19 Sep 2014
Keep (0)

No keep votes.

  • Symbol comment vote Hmmm Actually there's one bit which might be salvageable, which is the idea that the black and white pieces represent characters in a race riot (OK it doesn't exactly say that in the article but it hints at it). Tie that in with the (real) origin of chess somewhere sometime in India, and with the invasion of India by some (presumed) white tribe or other at the end of the Bronze Age and there might be a hook to hang something on. Maybe throw in some obscure references to the caste system as India's apartheid, and voila, an article with jokes that only an anthropologist would get. Oh, well, whatever.... Snarglefoop (talk) 14:17, September 19, 2014 (UTC)
    Yes, there's some merit there but it seems like the sort of thing that should be given centre stage in Chess and perhaps just a side mention in HowTo:Play chess. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 19:57 19 Sep 2014
  • Llwy placed {{VFD}} tag; clock is reset. Spıke ¬ 20:15 19-Sep-14

Conservative Reform Alliance Party H D

Score: 3
Elapsed Time: 3 hours
Delete (3)
  1. Symbol delete vote Delete. An article no one is going to look up, on a party that doesn't exist. The humor strategy, see, is that the initials are C.R.A.P. After pointing this out, the article descends into listcruft. Spıke ¬ 19:08 20-Sep-14
  2. A bunch of random stuff about anuses. Doesn't go anywhere useful. -– Llwy-ar-lawr (talkcontribs) 19:38 20 Sep 2014
  3. Symbol delete vote Delete. Bleagh. Why do people think making something so stupidly impossible that nobody could believe it for a second is funny? Like setting a Canadian political party in the second century BC. Somewhat akin to writing an article on Chuck Norris's tenure as Prime Minister of Canada (except CN as PM is actually possible, at least in principle). Snarglefoop (talk) 22:21, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
Keep (0)

No keep votes.

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