Talk:AIDS (computer virus)

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AIDS (computer virus)[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article AIDS (computer virus), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of AIDS (computer virus). Superm401 - Talk 11:00, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry if you've just moved this in, but either way I think it needs to be deleted now and I try to warn authors of possible deletions. Superm401 - Talk 11:00, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing the deletion notice to my attention. While I appreciate you going out of your way to give me a heads up, I'd suggest against removing AIDS (computer virus) and other virus articles. Please keep in mind many viruses are listed in the various lists of computer viruses, and most do not have articles. While virus articles, such as AIDS, tend to not be information rich, I think they're fun to read, give a glimpse into how even the not-so-notable viruses used to work, and pique curiosity.
I would encourage proactive individuals, such as yourself, to expand these virus articles, and possibly join the Malware WikiProject. To my knowledge, the virus articles have no leading authorship, so our list of viruses grows without much content, indicating that while many are interested in virus articles, no one yet knows an efficient way to bring volumes of virus-related content into Wikipedia.
At least, by keeping articles such as AIDS, we provide something of a template for others to use when a new virus article is merited. The AIDS article is also small, and so I feel it is not much a burden on Wikipedia. In the future, please make an argument as to why you'd like to delete an article, but again, thanks for bringing this up with me. I hope you remove the deletion template from AIDS.
A-Day (c)(t) 01:44, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
As I noted, my reason was notability. However, the prod has been contested by someone else, and I will not take this to AFD. Superm401 - Talk 18:15, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Not only do I think your response is lax (discussion should go on the AIDS talk page, not mine), but you also forgot to remove your notability template from the AIDS article. By your talk page, it looks like you've made a habit of meddling with articles you shouldn't. Please take responsibility for your mistakes and correct them. I expect better from an admin. A-Day (c)(t) 03:26, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
The template strikes me as odd, anyway. Last time I read Wikipedia policy pages what mattered was NPOV, verifiability and no original research; this article satisfies those criteria. I don't see how Wikipedia gets improved by slapping "not notable!" and "please no trivia!" stickers on every other article. squell\talk 19:53, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Yet another deletion template[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article AIDS (computer virus), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of AIDS (computer virus). Dchall1 (talk) 17:00, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Per the AIDS and AIDS II articles, the AIDS family was the first known family of viruses to use the corresponding file technique to propagate infection. This is worthy of notice. Please remove your deletion template. A-Day (c)(t) 06:56, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Proposed Merge request[edit]

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that the AIDS II (computer virus) article be merged into the AIDS (computer virus) article.

I believe that the AIDS II (computer virus) article could easily be merged into the AIDS (computer virus) article, as this is a variant of the same virus.

Although the AIDS virus is now obsolete, I believe it should still be included in Wikipedia as it make interesting reading and the article is well researched. I do not believe however that it should occupy two separate articles.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Many thanks

Sirkus (talk) 13:43, 13 August 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for your interest, but McAfee lists them as separate, so we should defer to the existing research. They're separate. Referencing existing research on their relationship's welcome. You may wish to have the pages link to one another if such a link is clear in existing research. A-Day (c)(t) 11:57, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Foo[edit]

It should be said what the role of foo.exe/foo.bat on a DOS system was! The link goes to Foo => Foobar what in no way describes any such DOS system file!

Stamcose (talk) 10:36, 9 January 2013 (UTC)