Talk:Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens[edit]

Single specific person from history. Purely encyclopaedic content. Not a path we want to go down while we remain a dictionary. Equinox 09:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Keep per my replies from Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Categorizing people. Both "Dickens" and "Charles Dickens" have clearly widespread use as pen names of Charles John Huffam Dickens. --Daniel. 10:25, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete, but keep the Charles Dickens definition within Dickens. SemperBlotto 10:33, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete this entry. DCDuring TALK 10:36, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete, but keep the Charles Dickens definition within Dickens. (Echoing SemperBlotto.) --Dan Polansky 11:32, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Keep given "<person> is the Charles Dickens of" is attestable in Google books. See also #Mickey Mantle. --Dan Polansky 08:46, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Delete per WT:NOT. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:51, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
I know this goes against the grain, but I would keep with the right citations. DAVilla 18:25, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete. WT:CFI says "Wiktionary articles are about the words. Articles about the specific places and people belong in Wikipedia. For example: Wiktionary will give the etymologies, pronunciations, alternative spellings, and eponymous meanings, of the names Darlington, Hastings, David, Houdini, and Britney. But articles on the specific towns (Darlington, Hastings), statue (David), escapologist (Houdini), and pop singer (Britney) are Wikipedia's job." This prohibits an entry on the Britney Spears (note that we have only the sense "female who resembles the image projected by w:Britney Spears, typified by a superficial, faux-innocent sexuality"), and prohibits an entry on Britney Spears at Britney. By the same token, I interpret it as prohibiting Charles Dickens. It probably prohibits "Charles Dickens" as a sense of Dickens as well, but use of "Dickens" to mean "Dickensian" might pass. — Beobach 20:09, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete.​—msh210 (talk) 20:13, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete per WT:NOT. Inaccurate, too, missing the sense "Any of a number of other men with the given name Charles and the surname Dickens".--Makaokalani 15:53, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Is it attestable? --Daniel. 16:38, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Deleted.​—msh210 (talk) 20:48, 18 February 2011 (UTC)