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[edit] Nails?

They're just nails. Nothing special. Besides, how would we mention them in inside references? A nail appears in this toon? free 20:31, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

This is the sort of article which would have been deleted quickly in accordance with HRWiki:Spoons in the past. However, a discussion is currently (or rather, used to be) taking place on its talk page over whether this project page actually describes a useful guideline. Instead, we should use the inclusion guidelines, which says that very generic items (such as nails) need "at least five to ten appearances and must be of at least moderate importance to the toon (i.e. not just in the background and never mentioned) in half of its appearances." Apart from "munch" and maybe Strong Mad's record, nails are used in pretty ordinary ways on the website. I'm not precisely sure what our currently policy is, but the way I see it, articles on this wiki need to be either interesting or useful to the project, and I'm not sure if documenting every appearance of boring old nails is either of those. Delete.The Chort 12:58, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't think constantly talking throughout a toon about galvanized nails or nailing a single piece of macaroni to a paper towel tube could be considered ordinary at all. Heimstern Läufer 13:13, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm with Heimstern Läufer. Talking through an entire toon about galvanized nails, or anything like that isn't plain or ordinary at all. I'd say it's worth keeping here. Not only that, but there could be alot more future sightings referring to nails. Keep. That'sBupkis! 13:27, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
All of the uses are fairly interesting in that regard. — Defender1031*Talk 17:11, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Of course, as you have all shown, the term "interesting" can be subjective, which is why we probably needed to discuss HRWiki:Spoons in the first place. If we can find a couple more appearances of nails that also happen to be "interesting", then maybe I'll change my mind. – The Chort 17:22, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I am the one who created this page.I read the inclusion guidelines and this page seems fine.It follows them completely.The Chort is right.If you guys want to get rid of pages just because their boring,then why not delete Boxes or Cheese or anything boring.This is a running gag and it has 7 appearances.There is no reason to delete this page,and I'm not saying this just because I created the page.Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 19:24, 04 September 2009 (UTC)
According to the inclusion guidelines, Cool Keep. Espemon333 02:19, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Okay, the reason I originally wanted this page to be deleted was not because it hadn't appeared enough. The reason I wanted to delete this page is because it's a sp—a very common item that is not used in any odd or unique way. But let's look at the appearances. Out of the 7, the only ones that are possibly unique would be the one in Meet Marshie or record book, and possibly death metal or No Hands on Deck!. So that's 3 or 4, which would normally be enough to keep, but I'm not sure. In response to Wasd98: Cardboard Boxes? That could probably be deleted, but I think cheese is used strangely enough to keep. This article falls somewhere in between the two. free 16:32, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Wasd98 and Free both give good points. We shouldn't delete an article just because someone finds it "boring" or "not interesting" because one person's boredom is another person's interest. Instead, we should judge articles on their usefulness and content. As you've probably worked out by now, I've changed my mind. I'm not sure who would find an article on Nails useful, but I could have said the same for Boxes, Cheese or any of the other "item" articles we have on this wiki. However, I do feel that this article now has substantial content of Nails being used in unusual ways, so I don't mind if this article is kept or not. – The Chort 13:30, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
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