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The list of notable practitioners contains Mark Birnbaum. I'm questioning his notability. There was previously a wiki article about him but it was deleted at 02:15, 19 January 2010 (UTC) because "Subject is non-notable by wikipedia standards". I suggest removing him from this list as well. Please comment.
I also noticed that Scott Joplin was dropped from the list during revision 349724410 without any explanation. I agree with this drop because Scott Joplin was a ragtime pianist. Ragtime preceded stride and there is a separate article of ragtime which this article refers to. J-p-fm (talk) 13:08, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
I already removed dead wikilink to deleted Mark Birnbaum page but still left his name in the article until further comments. J-p-fm (talk) 13:22, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Let's keep this list to notables with wikipedia bios. Also, let's keep this with a differentiation as to the formative era and the current era. It was improper to include people born in the 1960s or 1980s in the list with original practictioners who were already professional during the 1930s.Dogru144 (talk) 17:35, 15 July 2013 (UTC)