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List of activists[edit]

The scope of this title is far too large for a single article. And it's only got one entry in it. --Ianb 17:00, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)

and how do you define an activist anyway? --Ianb 20:58, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
The way our activism article defines it. "Involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. This action is in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial argument." Straightforward and objective, if you ask me. • Benc • 18:27, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Double dog dare delete: Everyone in politics is an activist, so the list would be, oh, a few million big? Geogre 17:05, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete.Geni 17:49, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Too general for an easily maintainable list. Spatch 20:46, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Out of scope. This is a bad rocket design. Ground at once! It will take the whole continent of North America with it. ---Rednblu 23:45, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Much too broad. OK as a category for those activists on whom we have articles. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 00:23, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Del Indeed suitable for Category:Activists, but not for list, and when the only bio listed on it is fleshed out, it will move down into subcategories of that cat. --Jerzy(t) 01:14, 2004 Sep 17 (UTC)
  • In the interest of equal time I demand List of Couch Potatoes or List of Lazy Asses be written forthwith (by someone else, naturally). If not, delete. Fire Star 06:22, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. This would be useful as a general "list of lists" page, linking to lists of activists in relevant areas. Send to Cleanup. Please, no more of the kill-the-index-phenomenon. Ambi 08:09, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Move/redirect, and cleanup. I second Ambi's vote. This list would be more appropriate at Lists of activists by issue, which would link to other lists (e.g. List of gun rights activists) containing both pro, con, and third-party-opinion activists. (← you can't do this as efficiently with categories, which is why we need a "List of" articles for the time being.) • Benc • 18:24, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. I do not mind lists, but this one consists of one name only and is hardly of any use. If anyone is interested in Lists of activists by issue, please dcreate them. Andris 18:29, Sep 17, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete - Does not live up to its potential. I could see angles where it could be an encyclopedic article but this doesn't. - Tεxτurε 19:05, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Yet another open-ended, non-encyclopedic list. When will the madness end? --Improv 16:27, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Move/redirect, and cleanup I second Ambi's and Benc's vote. Fpahl 18:10, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete An article with this topic's particluar combination of large breadth of scope and "political presence" is just begging to be a POV/edit war. I predict that if it ever becomes a real article, it will be a moderator's nightmare. ClockworkTroll 06:15, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete - too broad of a topic. Nadavspi 20:29, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

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