Talk:Secret Garden Party

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This article should be kept. The Secret Garden Party is an important UK festival. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:00, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

I disagree. This looks a lot like advertising to me. Note that the article says "We" a lot, seems to be written by the organisers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:16, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, this is just a group of friends with an inflated sense of the importance of their own fun and games. There's absolutely no way this merits an article. It has no cultural significance and should definitely be deleted. Palefire (talk) 11:14, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Strongly disagree. Winning Radio 1's "Best British Festival" isn't just something your average street fair manages. It's a festival drawing something like 10,000 people by now. Although I do agree the tone of the article isn't exactly encyclopedic. Will sort that in the next couple of days. noisy jinx huh? 20:38, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

I like the last paragraph that mentions the abandoned tent, I was there when that tent got hijacked and it was an amazing feeling of anarchy that the festival seemed to represent.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

It may sound nice but I seriously doubt the tent was **magically** restored or that "Few people, few places and even fewer countries have this powerful freedom"... this is an encyclopedia... not a fairytale and things should be kept serious, this is not a oscar wilde story you know? Also there's no real references or citations for most of the article, just anecdotes without a source, and most of the basic information is incomplete (like the name of the place the festival takes place in, or where is it located, pictures and such) and even the award list has no reference related to it. The article sounds more like it was copied from a brochure, than a serious wiki article... I call for it to be deleted or a new article be created in it's place because most of the information here is pretty useless... an article cannot exist with just 4 references, specially when 2 and 3 are the exact same link... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:55, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Is the "Forthcoming events" section not just advertising? Giving details of the Box Office is marketing isn't it?Informed Owl (talk) 09:24, 8 July 2010 (UTC)Informed Owl

I've removed lots of unsourced material and added a couple of reliable sources to the article. There are plenty of sources to establish notability and improve the article. Cordless Larry (talk) 15:41, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Notability was not the issue. The issue was the fact that the article read like an advert. You have deleted that content. The question now of course is whether the subject of this article is of sufficient notability to warrant inclusion on Wikipedia. The Google link you post only takes that argument so far. Informed Owl (talk) 12:13, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Informed Owl.
The article had the {{Notability}} tag on it, so someone thought notability was an issue, but you're right that the main problem was that it read like an advert. What do you mean by your statement that the Google link "only takes that argument so far"? WP:GNG states that a topic is notable if it "has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject". The link clearly establishes that, as do the references in the article as it now stands. Cordless Larry (talk) 12:57, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Time for a drastic rewrite or deletion?[edit]

As is stands, this article is nothing more than a list of the acts who have appeared at this festival each year. While it has moved away from the obvious self publicity of its early drafts, the aticle needs either a drastic rewrite or deletion. WP:SOAP Informed Owl (talk) 14:23, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Informed Owl

The recent vandalism where someone claiming to have been a visitor at an event complained about it perhaps shows the dangers of pages which are in effect publicity for a commercial enterprise!Informed Owl (talk) 10:16, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Informed Owl

Time to delete?[edit]

Having deleted blatant advertising (a link to the box office), I still wonder what purpose this article serves. It is little more than a list of people who have attended an annual event. Informed Owl (talk) 08:30, 28 July 2013 (UTC)Informed Owl

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