Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Arif Khan

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Non-notable. Former Taliban warlord. Full story here. Four years after his assassination, "Arif Khan" + Peshawar gets only 241 hits. There is a story here, but a non-notable one. SWAdair | Talk 00:42, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • Er... neutral, for the moment. I did just want to comment, however, that the most powerful figure in Taliban-controlled northern Afghanistan sounds pretty notable, but I don't know enough about it to help improve this 1 sentence article. func(talk) 01:11, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: List on Requested Articles, as this was a very notable figure whose assassination was the immediate precursor to the 9/11 attacks and whose assassination was probably al Qaeda's payment for Taliban upcoming military support. This, however, is not an article and could be speedy deleted for not even establishing clearly what it is. Geogre 02:36, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. The current version doens't give any usefull information unless you know who he is in advance. Keep current version. Thue | talk 15:26, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Sounds notable, at least in theory, so belongs as a stub. Article could be improved a lot though. --Improv 17:56, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Notable figure in recent history. The current article is pretty bad, but that just means it needs some TLC. Gwalla | Talk 20:46, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Inadequacy of the current version doesn't mean there shouldn't be an article about him. Lacrimosus 23:29, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Agree with Geogre - if not improved by the end of the VfD period, delete this article and add to List of Requested Articles. The current article is worse than useless, it actively makes Wikipedia look bad in its inadequacy. Average Earthman 12:56, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment: Well, I did a quick rewrite so it's at least a slightly more informative stub. Does it look all right? -FZ 18:02, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Historically notable and relevant, and currently linked to List_of_Taliban_leaders. One thing I'm confused about, is whether he's alive or dead. The list linked above reports that he's "at large" and various western media reports claim he's alive and the US is hunting him down. I can't help but notice that this wanted man was reported killed in Pakistan on April 5, 2000 by The Times of India, and Reuters on April 24, 2000. Now, I know the name "Arif Khan" is probably popular in that area, but the Arif Khan that this page refers to was murdered four years ago. Perhaps both pages should reflect that change. I've noticed that the media reports tend to say, "fighters loyal to Arif Khan", not Khan himself. --Viriditas 03:13, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep: notable, potential for expansion. Wile E. Heresiarch 14:15, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep: notable, relevant, potential for expansion. We do not delete stubs, we expand them. Kim Bruning 17:43, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)