Wikipedia:Up and coming next big thing

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With all due respect to the creators of new articles, there is probably no more useless argument for retention of an article than, "He's up-and-coming; They're gonna get bigger; If you delete her now, you'll have to create a new article when she becomes more famous; It's a rising concept/meme/ideology; They show enormous potential; This could revolutionize the field." (except the lame "I made this vanity page for my girlfriend's birthday; just leave it up until then").

All of these are really just different ways of saying, "I tacitly admit this subject is not yet notable; but I believe it will become notable." It's also a rather blatant violation of our underlying policy that Wikipedia is not a crystal ball.

Sometimes this argument will be made by the subject of the article; sometimes, by other parties with conflicts of interest; sometimes, merely by an eager fan.

After all, if it turns out that you are right, and the article's subject really is the Next Big Thing, writing the article again when it gets its big break is really no big deal. We'll have more to say about it by then, anyway; and Wikipedia is not under any kind of deadline.