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Delete. -JCarriker 23:39, Oct 8, 2004 (UTC) After reviewing points below and doing some of my own research, I have decided to change my vote to Keep. -JCarriker 23:12, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)
Weak keep. Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition has an Amazon.com sales rank of 1,085, pretty impressive even when you consider that Amazon sales are biassed toward computer and Internet books. The article is way too promotional and needs to be severely toned down. BTW did he actually contribute to the design of CSS? [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith(talk)]] 01:58, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Delete, he's not famous enough. Wyllium 03:12, 2004 Oct 9 (UTC)
Keep. He's famous enough for me and he's a published author. Just because he's not very widely trumpeted doesn't mean somebody wouldn't want to know about him. KEeeep. Cookiecaper 03:34, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Keep. Notable in his field of expertise. --Viriditas 06:36, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Certainly notable in his field. Keep. —Rory☺ 16:37, Oct 9, 2004 (UTC)
Weak Keep. Just north of the notability border. --Improv 19:15, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Notable enough, keep —siroχo 20:39, Oct 9, 2004 (UTC)
Keep; notable enough. Posiduck 02:10, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Keep. This person's obviously notable — just look at the bibliography, for a start. Please research the topic a bit before voting to delete a well written article. Factitious 02:14, Oct 11, 2004 (UTC)
I don't think that last comment is fair. Listing something on VfD is calling for a public hearing to find out whether a page should be deleted, and hopefully bring in people who know more about the topic than the person posting the listing. Eric Meyer is not a household word. The article when listed on VfD  did look like vanity and/or promotion and was certainly up for discussion. It took about a day before people who really knew who Meyer is weighed in. Up to that it was just vague remarks based on what was actually in the article. Something doesn't have to be proved deletable beyond a reasonable doubt before it is listed on VfD. The purpose of VfD is to find out whether something should be deleted. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith(talk)]] 10:43, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)
That's a good point, and I take back my comment above. The article as it was then does look pretty questionable, and I agree that there was justification for listing it on VfD. Acegikmo1, I apologize for wrongly criticizing you about this. If I'd done some research myself on the history of the page, I would have realized that it wasn't obviously notable before. Factitious 15:38, Oct 11, 2004 (UTC)
K The very fact that his name turns up repeatedly on the W3C website outside of the mailing lists  should be enough. Chris 00:47, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)
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While he has many "fans" (myself included), the title "...internet legend..." which appears with other official titles seems a little much. JosephSzymborski (talk) 20:33, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Eric Meyer be renamed and moved to Eric A. Meyer
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The result of the move request was: The result of the move request was: page moved. —Akrabbimtalk 16:21, 11 October 2013 (UTC) —Akrabbimtalk 16:21, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
The request to rename this article to Eric A. Meyer has been carried out.
Support per my previous comment: "The article contents and page view stats don't indicate that there is a primary topic."Tassedethe (talk) 23:47, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Is he frequently referred to with his initial? If not, Eric Meyer (web designer) would be a better title. Despite the usual principle of WP:NATURAL, WP:MIDDLES says "Adding middle names, or their abbreviations, merely for disambiguation purposes (if that format of the name is not commonly used to refer to the person) is not advised." --BDD (talk) 18:49, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
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"His daughter Rebecca Alison Meyer died on June 7th, 2014 on her 6th birthday, less than a year after her diagnosis of grade 3 (anaplastic) astrocytoma, a brain tumor." - Unfortunately, Wikipedia can never be a proper encyclopedia, because instances like this so frequently happen. I rely on Wikipedia as a great source of information on trivial matters, but it fails for most scholarly issues. I am not trying to minimize anything about the death of Eric Mayer's daughter. But it does not belong in an encyclopedia. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)