Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nicholas Nixo

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The result was Delete. Michig (talk) 06:09, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Nicholas NixoEdit

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This is, quite frankly, a complete and total mess. I'm not sure if it counts as a G3 or G11, but it's close to both. What I do know is that this article was previously deleted as Nicholas Efthimiou, which was an article that was different enough for this not to technically qualify under G4 either. Basically, it's an article on a non-notable footballer and businessman who fails GNG and NFOOTY, and there seems to be some kind of spam campaign being run to promote him, off and on. I can only assume it was created under "Nicholas Nixo" in an attempt to evade detection - but unfortunately for the OP, that failed. It's worth noting that the sources in the article are pretty much all either hopelessly unreliable, primary, flat-out don't work, or make no mention of this person. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 00:30, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete: Go Tarheels and all that, but this player does not establish notability, and the article is about a person with a different name than that which the article bears. Pretty clearly an effort at evasion at least, esp. given some of the links. Hithladaeus (talk) 00:33, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - looking at the history, I'm concerned enough about three of the accounts that I have filed this SPI. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 00:39, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of South Africa-related deletion discussions. lavender|(formerly HMSSolent)|lambast 01:16, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Football-related deletion discussions. lavender|(formerly HMSSolent)|lambast 01:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Note: This discussion has been included in WikiProject Football's list of association football-related deletions. • Gene93k (talk) 19:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Sportspeople-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 19:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Delete. I had thoughts about this, and honestly I agree with the above reasoning. This player isn't notable after all and there are little to no third party reliable sources here to establish any significance. The title was also obscure at first, which is why I changed it. Tinton5 (talk) 23:09, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Perhaps ironically, I came across the original Efthimiou article in a similar way. I cleaned up some fluff, and realized that there was no real notability there. In fact, had one of the sockfarm (they've all been blocked now) not vandalized the previous AfD, I'd never have spotted the two promotional articles they'd made! Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 23:31, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
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