Talk:edge protector

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RFD discussion: October 2021–February 2022[edit]

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Probably SOP. Roger the Rodger (talk) 20:04, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keep as specific to "boxes, crates, bundles, and other packages". Not used for a soldier who guards a border, or anything for clothing, stationery, etc. Equinox 20:08, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delete But it's not specific. The KidCo Foam Edge Protector protects kids from tabletops, bookcases with foam. Bed, Bath and Beyond has a decent variety of similar products come up for "edge protector". AliMed's edge protectors protect your wrist from the desk. Trimlok's edge guard / "plastic edge protector" protects the edges of doors and the like. In 1904, Patent 786,066 was for an Edge-Protector that protected the edges of clothing, specifically pantaloons. Patent 893,320 was for an edge protector that protected the edges of concrete curbs from wagon wheels and pedestrians. Skirts, garments in general, knives, and finally for now, climbing ropes and wounds (and like the commercial pages and unlike the other hits, the last two are 21st century.)
A specific audience would understand an "edge protector" to be exactly the definition we give, but a doctor would probably assume it's for wounds, and a climber for ropes, and I think it's clear it's used for a wide variety of things that either protect edges or protect from edges.--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:02, 6 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Keep. The sense given is correct, if there are other senses they can be added. DonnanZ (talk) 18:54, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delete. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 19:19, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • One interesting thing that habitual "delete" voters are probably not aware of is that there is no article in Wikipedia, but this entry is shown under the heading "Results from sister projects", with a link to Wiktionary, which is a good idea as long as this entry is kept. DonnanZ (talk) 21:19, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • So? Wikipedia is more than capable of adding an article if they need one. Are the "keep" voters aware that they can add other senses if they feel this entry needs to mention every device described as an edge protector independently?--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:59, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikipedia may think it's dictionary material... I think "Results from sister projects" is generated automatically, however. DonnanZ (talk) 10:01, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, the sidebar "sister projects" is an automatic search feature. Equinox 18:01, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Keep, refers to a specific or various specific things. None Shall Revert (talk) 09:29, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment I strongly feel that this is something people are likely to encounter and want to look up, even though it may have various meanings in different contexts. None Shall Revert (talk) 06:52, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delete per Prosfilaes. PUC – 12:35, 21 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Keep. AG202 (talk) 00:54, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFD-kept by no consensus. AG202 (talk) 07:23, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]