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 (after it was rewritten). Deathphoenix 17:50, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
Delete, Vanity and Spam The article is only one sentence on topic of non-notable author of "Surrealist Subversions", another article that was already Voted for Deletion off Wikipedia. Ron Sakolsky is a professor and author in the small independent press. Recommend a user page for this man. Google brings up around 963 hits.Classicjupiter2 20:01, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
Delete, not notable, vanity. Megan1967 03:29, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
Keep as claims made in posting are patently false. Ron Sakolsky cannot be the "author" of Surrealist Subversions (an article only posted on VfD in the first place because of the "surrealism deletion account" Classicjupiter2's well-documented anti-surrealist vendetta), as it was an anthology. Talk about a shoddy standard of research! --Daniel C. Boyer 19:33, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
Strong Keep: I have rewritten this article, including references, citations and links. Sakorsky is highly notable and influential in the field of Pirate Radio, is a published author and anthologist of several texts on music, pirate radio, and surrealism, and is a regular contributor to popular magazines within these fields. The stub may have been very minimal but 965 hits would indicate a certain importance within his fields of expertise. --Takver 08:02, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Comment: after doing some further research, I believe this listing for deletion is vexatious and trivial and has been done to pursue a personal agenda and debate between Classicjupiter2 and Daniel C. Boyer over entries on surrealism. This is not a debate over whether Sakolsky is an expert in Surrealism, but whether he is at all notable or influential in any area for inclusion in Wikipedia. I note that Classicjupiter2 stated above that Ron Sakolsky was a "non-notable author of "Surrealist Subversions"", yet failed to mention that in their opinion Ron "is a pirate radio expert", which surely should be enough for his inclusion in wikipedia, which my update to the article now details. See Daniel C Boyers talk page where Classicjupiter2 stated on 21:26, 18 Mar 2005 in detail her opinions on Ron Sakolsky. --Takver 04:02, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
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