Wikipedia talk:Every snowflake is unique

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I intend to write here an essay countering the arguments in the wp:Run-of-the-mill essay which is frequently used in wp:AfD debates. The first step probably should be to replace the many links to other policies with the main ideas in them. I welcome ideas at this early stage. Diego Moya (talk) 08:18, 26 April 2011 (UTC) (This AfD was the origin of it all).

Is there a way to link the thumbnail to a previous version of the image? Diego Moya (talk) 16:55, 25 April 2011 (UTC)


When replacing the links to policies with the main ideas in them, it would be useful to have a footnote referencing not only the policy but the exact phrase. There are going to be people who disagree strongly with this essay, and it would help everyone concerned to be able to easily find the exact wording of cited policies. Guy Macon (talk) 03:24, 26 April 2011 (UTC)


I've categorized and published this essay at the project namespace because I want it to be available to all for edition; I hope this will help it to smooth things over and ensure it's in accordance with guidelines and policies. Consensual edits are welcome. (My goal is to build an essay that deletionists would love to cite at AfDs! in a "remove bloat" way) ;-) Diego (talk) 13:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

And it surely would benefit of some copyedit, since English is not my mother language. Diego (talk) 17:28, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Relevant essays[edit]

These are links to essays that are relevant to the arguments in the essay. They can be used to expand on these arguments and their counterarguments. Diego (talk) 12:57, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

For snowflakes[edit]

WP:PRESERVE - even if the content doesn't belong in a stand-alone article, verifiable content should be merged to the most relevant article, not deleted. Diego Moya (talk) 16:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Against snowflakes[edit]

Neutral - policy advice[edit]

Content to include (Examples section)[edit]

Some examples of articles that represent the Snowflake criteria. Diego (talk) 12:57, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

"From a global perspective, this company is not notable"
"last time I checked, Wikipedia's notability guidelines didn't require the subject of an article to be notable "from a global perspective", but rather to be the subject of significant coverage in multiple reliable sources that are independent of the subject."