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This template was proposed at WT:BIO#How to fix the Additional criteria section, and designed by Balloonman. —gorgan_almighty (talk) 12:18, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Clarity for AfD usage?[edit]


While the wording in this template establishes that a notability essay may be used for AfD discussion purposes, it doesn't address whether or not they should be used as a/the reason for the AfD nomination. Since these are two very different aspects of the AfD process, is this something that might be more explicitly addressed? I'd always assumed that AfD nominations needed to be based on things of global-wide consensus, and that notability essays were only to be used for the actual discussion (hence the current wording) but I suppose I've never actually known one way or the other. Buddy23Lee (talk) 20:37, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

This was resolved some time ago. It's now explicit that these essays do not provide rationales that automatically qualify as valid deletion arguments.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  09:03, 11 January 2016 (UTC)