Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of actors who were police officers (0th nomination)

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List of actors who were police officers was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. 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 to keep the article.

Nonsense list. RickK 00:46, Nov 10, 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete. Too stupid a list even for Wikipedia. Wyllium 00:50, 2004 Nov 10 (UTC)
  • Now, now. At least it isn't one of those stupid porn star, you know what, I won't tempt the trolls. Delete it. PMC 00:56, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Now that you mention it, I remember a bio-documentary where they said famed porn star Ron Jeremy was a police academy dropout. Anyways, DELETE --ExplorerCDT 02:26, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Time for List of pornstars who have been in policeschool and have later been dubbed "Hedgehog". Wyllium 02:29, 2004 Nov 10 (UTC)
    • Don't even say that, Wyllium. Some fool will fall to temptation, and it'll be all your fault for suggesting it. PMC 03:42, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! I just put brackets around it thereby making it into a redlink! DevilPBSmith 14:08, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
        • You truly are the Devil, Mr. Smith. PMC 01:12, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, what reason is there to delete this. - SimonP 02:50, Nov 10, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: Unsearchable list with a small population and which does not organize information in a helpful manner. Geogre 04:51, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Not useful. Too random. Also the title of the page is somewhat ambiguous. (Does it mean they actually used to be police officers or that they played police officers?) Eric119 06:29, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. What Geogre said. If someone actually were to make a substantial start on a reasonably comprehensive table of "former occupations of actors" or "actors by former occupation," and there were enough interest to sustain development and growth of that page, I'd accept it as a reasonable piece of Wikitrivia. But a list of actors who were police officers is meaningless, and certainly I don't want to see many separate lists of that kind. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 14:05, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. The permutations of this kind of list are endless. If you want garbage, cat/dev/random. --Improv 18:58, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Might be useful/interesting for some people. Thue | talk 20:41, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Not enough here to make it worth keeping, and the title just sounds too random and too specific; police officer and actor are two largely unrelated professions. -- 19:07, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Weak keep; neutrality that would rather err on the side of inclusion. Since it's probably going down anyway, though, I've created a "Notable former police officers" section at police, at least to preserve the (relatively-situated) information that the well-known Dennis Farina and the seemingly notable John Savident were police officers. Law schools certainly love to boast legal training is prime preparation for all sorts of fields.. where else besides policing have former coppers found fame? The subject is real enough. Anyway, and conversely, I'm not convinced any of the other actors listed will ever be anything more than a redline (John Butler being an unrelated disambiguation). Samaritan 09:13, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Pointless list. We could have endless permutations of these: List of guitarists who were shoe salesmen, List of golfers who were tap dancers... none of them would be worthwhile. Samaritan had the right idea naming the couple notable examples on the police page. -R. fiend 17:32, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, this list is noteworthy and of interest to some. GRider 21:58, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Vague title and somewhat random list. --Falsifian 00:55, 2004 Nov 15 (UTC)
  • STRONGLY DELETE. Totally useless and irrelevent list *goes off and start writing List of actors who were Firemen and saved a ginger pussy cat from a rather high oak tree. Forgotmytea 11:27, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. I agree with R. Fiend on this point. --L33tminion | (talk) 21:24, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and expand. Verifiable and factually accurate -- [[User:OldakQuill|Oldak Quill]] 23:53, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Seems OK as far as lists go. anthony 警告 02:24, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. This can be replaced with proper use of categories. First catagories actors as such and do the same with police officers. Then if you want this very specific information cross referece them using some DB lookup tools. This one case of an "AND" relationship that creates unlimited amouts quantities of lists. Fireman and actor, police and fireman, pornstar and actor...endless...Ht1848 16:40, 2004 Nov 24 (UTC)
    • Categories suck. You can't include not-yet created articles. You can't put any information next to the link. You have to link using the exact title. You can't combine categories the way you suggest without doing so manually. You can't view everyone in the category and subcategories. This can't be replaced with proper use of categories until categories are significantly fixed. I thought this was going to happen eventually, but I've seen no improvement since categories were created, so I don't have such high hopes any more. anthony 警告 01:51, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Random pairing of occupations. Niteowlneils 00:42, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

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