RuneScape:Requests for deletion/Blastfruance

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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. The result was Keep.

Blastfruance[edit source]

Failed speedy deletion nomination. Reason was: Useless redirect: fruance isn't even a word. A page was created here for vandalism and did not have any legitimacy to begin with; deny recognition.

Speedy deletion declined by User:Crow653: Furnace to Fruance is fine as a redirect since it's fairly easy to accidentally swap letters when typing, it's already been created so there's no benefit to removing it and a potential benefit to keeping it

Delete - As nominator. The occurrenece of such typo is so unlikely anyway. 23:14, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Oppose – While not a misspelling common enough to go out of your way to make a redirect for, there's no reason to retroactively delete it. --laagone talk 23:16, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Oppose on the principle that deleting typo redirects is almost always a complete waste of time. They don't hurt anyone, and either deleting them, or requesting speedy deletion, or making RfDs for them, only uses up more space, for no possible benefit other than the exceedingly rare case where we'd need to change the redirect due to a page move (which seems basically impossible in this particular case).

Despite this particular redirect being clearly on the lower end of plausible usage, it's already made. Search-based redirects are almost never actively harmful (and WP:DENY is not relevant for a host of reasons). This RfD is just not a good use of anyone's time - just leave them alone. ʞooɔ 23:20, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

It does clutter Special:AllPages. This RfD is just not a good use of anyone's time While I may agree, I believe Rfd is the best venue this wiki has for these due to lack of redirect categorization and an off-wiki practice to nominate all failed speedy deletions to discussions. 23:40, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
rnq8eF1.png -Towelcat (talk) 23:41, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

balskth funarce - Keep -Towelcat (talk) 23:41, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - Unless there is going to be a massive undertaking of finding and flagging every redirect that should be deleted where "it isn't a valid word" and an "unlikely" misspelling, which would not get support anyway, deleting this is not inline with current standards regarding redirects. Beyond that redirects are cheap. I just don't see the point in doing it for any of them unless it is something that passes consensus passed on it overall. Choppe|T 00:29, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

You've deleted AFRO today... and there's Afro. 01:28, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes, prior to the fork redirects were made in all-capital letters for each page. After the fork, these are no longer useful and serve absolutely no purpose (the redirect doesn't need to exist for it a link to AFRO through search to resolve. There was consensus that they should be deleted, but no one should really go out of their way to deal with the problem because it is extremely minor. I occassionally view page properties for other reasons and see that one of these redirects exists and delete it. Choppe|T 01:40, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
There was consensus that they should be deleted There is no such page in the Rfd archives to show consensus, from the outside it seems like a speedy deletion as an useless redirect (which this nomination was also about). Sarcastically at this rate Rfd is underutilized or an Rfd be created to... delete RS:RFD. 01:51, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
Firstly, this deletion I did is unnecessary. It is never going to be used because the wiki automatically finds the Afro page. In the wiki search, type ADAMANT 2H SWORD, it shows that it redirect links to Adamant 2h sword. Now do the same for AFRO. Even though AFRO redirect is deleted, it still links to the page, therefore the redirect is useless. The consensus was not reached in an Rfd or forum, it was reached in Discord. Redirects that do not automatically solve this are not necessarily 'unnecessary' which is why Rfd are required for things that are not all capital redirects.Choppe|T 02:23, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Keep - In the unlikely event someone does end up on this page, it would be less disruptive to leave it as a redirect than to get a message that says "this page was deleted". Riblet15 (talk) 01:58, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Closure - Page will not be deleted. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 15:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. No further edits should be made to this page.