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 delete. Rossami(talk) 01:37, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
Pretty obvious linkspamming. There is already a link to the phonebooksoftheworld.com website on the Telephone directory article. An individual article on this website? Advertising, pure and simple. I bet the person writing the article is also the person behind the phonebooksetc.website. Worthy of deletion? Over to you. Jez 18:16, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Delete - Same user creates a second article called "Brigitte von Boch" about a woman who's problem is trying to call people in other countries. The solution? Phonebook of the World.
Section headers from the deleted "Brigitte von Boch" infomercial: "1 a simple housewife, 2 her problem, 3 the Internet Boom, 4 the invention, 5 Website" - Tεxτurε 18:21, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Delete as spam, advert, non-notable. phonebookoftheworld.com has an Alexa rank of 76,865. Andrew Lenahan - Starblind 18:40, May 4, 2005 (UTC)
Delete advertising CDC(talk) 22:25, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Do not delete Brigitte Von Boch's story is how the site Phonebook of the World.com came into existence. The Phonebook of the World is an extensive site offering many resources with not only links to specific country internet phoneboooks but also with pertinent data/information about most listed countries (population, GNP, etc) as well as clocks that show the local time in a given country. NetScott 16:46, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
Alexa rank is variable but never better than 30,000 and has spent most of the last few months not even making the chart. I was unable to verify any of the claims made in this article except that the website exists. Unless there is a whole lot more evidence presented, I'm afraid I also must argue to delete. Rossami(talk) 23:55, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
(Same anon) Please keep This is the first time I'm writing an article in Wikipedia. I modified
the article to make it more clearer. It is a true story about a Lady that has helped many people every day to find phonenumbers.
Delete, not notable, advert. Megan1967 02:41, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
If Deleted, A Phonebook of the World entry will surely re-appear. (Anon)
That kind of threat is not going to help your cause. - Tεxτurε 16:17, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
(Invalid anon vote) keep looked at the Phonebook of the World and I think is is useful, I just found a number of a friend in Brazil. Olivia (same anon again)
Delete advert and set a watch for recreation. Gazpacho 05:30, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
No threat: From Wikipedia's own deletion policy (paraphrased) , "If an article is repeatedly re-created .... this should be seen as evidence for the need for an article.".... Where's the threat?? Why is there a problem with Wikipedia having a reference regarding Phonebook of the World? The site's been around for over five years... it's well established now and is becoming more and more recognized. NetScott 16:46, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
That doesn't mean that one person's stubbornness should determine what's encyclopedic and what isn't. The point of that statement is that if multiple authors recreate a page, there may be demand for it.
Not to give this user too much credibility but if someone recreates "Bill Clinton is gay" every day should we have an article called that? (Such vandalism happens all the time. Advert recreations follow the same pattern.) - Tεxτurε 15:23, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
*Keep. RicK K 17:29, 9 May 2005 (UTC) Imposter. RickK 17:47, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
Delete: Non-notable. —Brent Dax 09:45, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
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