This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was KEEP. dbenbenn | talk 01:34, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Delete, article does not establish notability. Megan1967 02:07, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Keep but it needs a thorough cleanup. Wyss 12:15, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Keep. Need to do more than list for VfD as "Fails to establish notoriety" without doing a bit of research. Yes, the article is appallingly written, but that is no reason for VfD. Reddiar is clearly a caste or sub-caste (listed as caste on Caste Information, which links here-- sorry, should be Caste). As such it warrants an entry. Hopefully someone will eventual write a worthy article. HowardB 16:33, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Well, Google mainly turns up that it's an oft-used last name (of the prime minster of Madras, among others). I didn't see that substantiating the article. Since it's also a caste, it should be kept instead. Radiant! 18:26, Feb 14, 2005 (UTC)
Keep. It's a real caste in Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh. By the way, many people in India have their caste as their last name (Reddiar, Chettiar, Iyer, Yadav, Iyengar...). It's somewhat analogous to early English surnames that derived from professions, like Smith, Baker and Carpenter. (Caste is fundamentally just a record of what profession your ancestors indulged in). That aside, the article really needs to be rewritten by someone who knows Tamilcastes well. I don't know the subject well enough. -- Brhaspati 00:54, 2005 Feb 16 (UTC)
Keep. The writing quality is crap, but the topic certainly merits a rewrite. QuartierLatin1968 19:20, 23 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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