|WikiProject Cats||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|A fact from Buurtpoes Bledder appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 15 September 2013 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
Remove this article
Why on earth, to put it mildly, does this article exist? And what extraordinary person, to put it mildly, put a reference to it, or allowed it to be put, on the Main Page?
This article is wholly out of place in Wikipedia English. It is so uninteresting that there isn't even a corresponding article in Wikipedia Dutch; the subject matter is mildly funny but only to some students and the odd barman in the Leiden area of the Netherlands. Daily paper De Telegraaf and tv channel SBS 6, mentioned on the Main Page, are known for their non-news. This whole exercise may be a Leiden students' prank; in that case, well, ha ha. But enough please. Trying to mess up (to put it mildly again) Wikipedia, is for teenagers, not for you, who are all, notoriously, nearing 30.
Why the American English? British English too complicated?
But, again, and most importantly: Wikipedia editors, how did this entry get onto the Home Page? Wikipedia Pollution Security - if there exists such a thing and it should - needs tightening. Surely Wikipedia is not going for the YouTube loveable animals trick?
All in all, I propose to remove this article. An item in Dutch Wikipedia - but much shorter please! - couldn't do much damage, I suppose. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Collideascope (talk • contribs) 22:44, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
- DYK articles are selected from new pages that meet certain baseline quality standards. This article clearly meets those standards. There are never grounds for deleting referenced material from an article in order to make it shorter; really, the only time you can do that is when you spin off parts of a massive article into sub-articles. And as this cat, strangely enough, has received coverage from numerous reliable sources, it obviously meets the notability requirements. I'd suggest you familiarize yourself with our well established set of protocols for determining whether an article stays or goes before you tell us you don't think an article should exist. This is not a paper encyclopedia. We don't cut minimally important articles to meet arbitrary length limits. Whether an article stays or goes is determined by whether enough secondary sources exist with which to write a respectable tertiary treatment of the subject. Thanatosimii (talk) 22:59, 15 September 2013 (UTC)