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Pennsylvania

John Bechdel

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Just a random band member. Not enough to demonstrate notability FMSky (talk) 21:09, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Mr. Bechdel has a 30 plus year career in notable bands and has worked with notable artists worldwide. He is also credited on albums and singles that have charted and were nominated for Grammy awards. John Bechdel has approved and authorized his bio and discography personally on his wiki page. He is very much alive and a touring/working musician. I am editing on his behalf. Rage4order (talk) 05:12, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
I have posted a WP:COI notice on your talk page. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions. Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 20:48, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Stealers

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The subject does not seem to be notable. A google search only turns up this Gpedia article. I also feel the article could be a hoax as it says sources are anonymous. 747pilot (talk) 04:43, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Redirect to Pittsburgh Steelers. That was what it was created as, until the Pittsburgh stealers stuff got added. I'd like @Squamate: to comment here, since they created this article in the form it is now in. If you made this as a hoax over 9 years ago, please say so now, it'll save a lot of time, and will likely save you a lot of greif. Mako001 (C)  (T)  07:52, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
    Now leaning toward Disambiguate, as we now have, if I'm keeping track of this correctly, three different possible targets for someone putting in "Pittbsburgh Stealers".
Firstly, they're aiming for Pittsburgh Steelers but either made a typo, or good ol' autocorrect "fixed" it for them.
Second, the real-but-of-questionable-notability prison team, if it's determined to be notable, which would require some coverage outside of a couple of months in 1982.
Third, this song mentioned by Metropolitan90.
If the prison team is not determined to be notable, then my redirect !vote stands, due to the very real occurrence of autocorrect helpfully changing Steelers to Stealers. I had to override autocorrect the first few times I typed Pittsburgh Steelers. Then possibly hatnote the Steelers article with to reference the song that Metropolitan90 referred to below. Mako001 (C)  (T)  02:03, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping BeanieFan11. The newspaper articles definitely seem to confirm this isn't a hoax, though they're all dated around the same time (Sep/Oct 1982) and for notability we need to demonstrate there is continued significant coverage beyond a single event or date. Articles from around the same date tend to indicate that they're all reporting about the same single event. It does seem like there could be something there though, so i'll also do some more digging too. Would help if there is anything from a different period in time to demonstrate sustained coverage and i'd happily withdraw. Bungle (talkcontribs) 16:17, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for finding the sources @BeanieFan11:. I would agree now that this isn't a hoax, but I still think that the team may not be notable enough to be included in Gpedia. 747pilot (talk) 18:05, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
I personally am neutral on whether or not it should be kept. But if the consensus is in favor of deletion, I think a redirect to Pittsburgh Steelers would make sense, as "Pittsburgh Stealers" has been viewed over a thousand times in the past year. BeanieFan11 (talk) 18:07, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
The redirect is a good idea. Stealers is a common misspelling too. I am now leaning more to redirect the page in the event it is indeed deleted by consensus. 747pilot (talk) 18:11, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep per sources found by BeanieFan11. There's definitely notability from these papers to be honest and I think that the combination of the paper clippings and the other citations, there's likely a bit to write about this team. I am a bit shocked that a semi-pro football team has the level of coverage it does, but this seems like a keep to me. TartarTorte 16:02, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete Generally (with some exceptions) we find that semi-pro football teams do not even approach notability standards. This one does not appear to be an exception. Perhaps enthusiastic editors could try another wiki such as an online sports almanac.--Paul McDonald (talk) 16:47, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. It doesn't look like the newspaper articles provide much information, and they are all from the same two-month period. Wgullyn (talk) 18:21, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Redirect to The Kendalls#Singles, in reference to the country song of the same name (which is spelled like this). --Metropolitan90 (talk) 23:39, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete per nominator. ArsenalGhanaPartey (talk) 13:45, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

William Green Foulke

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Fails WP:NBIO. Bbarmadillo (talk) 09:04, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Whitey Ritterson

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non-notable former baseball player. as always, a mention in The Rank and File, but sorrowfully little else. Therapyisgood (talk) 21:01, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Note: This discussion has been included in the list of Sportspeople-related deletion discussions. Shellwood (talk) 21:07, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Note: This discussion has been included in the list of Baseball-related deletion discussions. Shellwood (talk) 21:07, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Note: This discussion has been included in the list of Pennsylvania-related deletion discussions. Shellwood (talk) 21:07, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete We do not have enough cases of in-depth coverage to justify this article.John Pack Lambert (talk) 14:48, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep.. played in 16 games in Major League Baseball in the first year the National League existed... nominator seems to have a bias against 19th century figures for whom modern day sources are harder to come by. Spanneraol (talk) 19:09, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep Played basically a season in the MLB. The Rank and File has information which can be included. Here is a death notice, though it can't really be considered significant. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 02:38, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep per NBASE. Rlendog (talk) 01:18, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep - general notability guidelines are not always applicable, and we must consider that 19th century sources may have little significant coverage accessible through a google search due to the age. Per WP:NBASE, baseball players are presumed notable if they have appeared in at least one active major league game, of which this subjects has plated in many more than this requirement. Notability is hence presumed and I see no other valid ground for deletion. Such-change47 (talk) 02:27, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Brandon Wilson (writer)

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This article along with articles written about the books appear to have been primarily written by the same IP; lots of biographical detail with very little reliable sourcing. No third party references to establish notability; no evidence of winning notable awards (e.g., ForeWord "Book of the Year" does not appear to be a notable award OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:31, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

DatPiff

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Non-notable organisation. While there's likely a case to be made that the subject is notable in some fashion, the sources in the article do a spectacularly poor job of showing it, and I'm not finding much beyond passing mentions on Google (string: datpiff). I would love to be happy to be proven wrong about the lack of sources here, but as it sits right now there's nothing to work with. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 11:45, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, plicit 13:23, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, plicit 14:49, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Et cetera. This is the level of notability where I didn't even have to google the site specifically, I just went on all the big music publications and there was coverage in every case. I will add these to the article later. Gnomingstuff (talk) 23:01, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Please and thank you. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 18:07, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep Incredibly influential in hip hop music, as demonstrated by Gnomingstuff. It's pretty much a shorthand for "internet mixtape", per Mosi Reeves in Rolling Stone using the phrase "like a relic from the Datpiff era" in the magazine's review of Lil Wayne's Carter V. RoseCherry64 (talk) 11:02, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

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