Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Front groups

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Front groups 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 merge and redirect to front organization.

Another apparently lost/orphaned VfD nom, as I can't find a record of a voting page, and not on VfD main page or "old". Tagged November 1. Procedural/weak delete--term possibly encyclopedic, but this article doesn't seem to be a good start--too narrow, and uses other terms for it's topic, etc.. Niteowlneils 20:22, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • I was going to try to rewrite these, but after struggling with a lead paragraph, I think the topic is far too broad for an encyclopedia article. Delete, unless somebody proves me wrong. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 20:45, Nov 25, 2004 (UTC)
  • I don't think the topic is too broad, and it deserves an article. I added a valid definition, and did a little expansion. Obviously, it still needs to be grown a little more, but this is one for cleenup and expansion, not deletion. Keep. --L33tminion | (talk) 21:58, Nov 25, 2004 (UTC)
  • Certainly deserves an article; title should be Front group (singular), this should redirect. -- Jmabel | Talk 22:30, Nov 25, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: This is complicated. The concept certainly has a wide play, but any discussion will have to take place in the context of another topic. The only way to be NPOV about it and to be complete at the same time would be to be extremely short, to not get into examples at all. Thus, it might only be "front groups have been used in business, political advocacy, religious policy, and in diplomacy" and drop it right there. Let the article on Cuba talk about Radio Marti. Let the article on nuclear disarmament talk about the USSR-fronted protest groups in Europe and the US. What that would mean, though, is that we'd simply make it into a dictdef. The hows and whys of individual front groups should be discussed with the nuances only possible in in situ contexts, as it were. Geogre 22:33, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I've tried broadening this a little to give some indication of where it could go. I'd appreciated if people would have a look-in again. -- Jmabel | Talk 23:45, Nov 25, 2004 (UTC)
  • Redirect to front organization, which is where front group already points, and merge what is useful. Andrewa 00:08, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Yes, absolutely. Merge and redirect. We can end up just strengthening an existing article. -- Jmabel | Talk 02:33, Nov 26, 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect. Gazpacho 01:51, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Merged and redirected. Retain redirect from front groups to front organization. -Sean Curtin 03:33, Nov 26, 2004 (UTC)

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