Talk:Guy Harris

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Reworded some of this as there wasn't much punctuation M J Duly 16:27, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Basically just PR puffery. No proper references, lots of weasel words etc. Unless proper evidence of notability can be found, this should be deleted. AndyTheGrump (talk) 18:15, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Whilst editing another page, I discovered this one was proposed for deletion. It seems someone was attempting a little aggressive housekeeping of UK radio presenters, some more deserving of the chop than others. Mr Harris can legitimately be described as a radio presenter of note. Working in major markets at stations such as Magic AM, Real Radio, Key 103, etc., is testament to that. Of late, judging by the amount of times I hear him on TV and radio around the UK, and the calibre of the brands he's working with, he seems to have developed a successful commercial voiceover career. Admittedly, this page could do with a bit of attention. I'll try to contribute something useful. --Trimoline (talk) 19:42, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
  • The only problem is that you have to show that he's notable by providing reliable sources. That's largely absent as far as he goes, which is frustrating when you consider that he has contributed voices to some decently well known games. Although I will caution that notability is not inherited by him voicing the commercials for notable products or being a VA in notable games. It simply makes it more likely that he might receive coverage, although that's not always a guarantee, especially when you have someone who is predominantly a VA or radio performer. I'll warn you, don't be surprised if this comes up for AfD. Having a lot of contributions to something can sometimes make an actor or entertainer pass WP:NACTOR, but the key thing here is to prove it with some sort of sourcing other than a primary one. It's fairly hard to show notability for the "non-mainstream" acting jobs (aka, the more visible acting professions such as film actor) and I'll also warn you that the award on this page isn't one that would keep the article on that basis alone. Most awards aren't notable or major enough to keep based on the one award. I always state that less than 1% of the awards out there for anything (films, books, etc) are so notable that they'd keep on that basis alone, and the Vox Awards aren't in that 1%. They might be something that could be argued as contributing towards notability, but they're fairly limited and you'd have to show that this award has been noticed by someone other than the people nominated for it. This might sound harsh, but that's sort of the nature of the beast here. There are a lot of awards that sound good, but aren't considered to be notable per Wikipedia's guidelines to where they'd even contribute towards notability. I'll give you some time to dig up sources, so I won't nominate this for AfD right away, although I can't guarantee that others won't. Since you appear to be new here, I highly recommend reading over WP:RS and WP:NACTOR to see what is considered to be a reliable source and what is needed to pass notability guidelines. Be aware that primary sources don't give notability regardless of what they say in them and that blogs and press releases do not give notability either, regardless of who prints them. I would also recommend going through WP:ACTOR, as they'd be able to help you look for sources and tell you if what you've found is usable. The Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard is good as well.Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 20:40, 17 December 2012 (UTC)