Wikipedia:Before they were notable

A selection of historical Articles for deletion debates and speedy deletion logs, that in retrospect seem amusing:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    17:23, 5 August 2017 deleted page Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)
  • ASAP Rocky
    13:30, 25 September 2011 deleted page ASAP Rocky (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion: copyvio)
    20:45, 11 November 2011 deleted page ASAP Rocky (A7: Article about a band, singer, musician, or musical ensemble, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject)
    05:13, 13 November 2011 deleted page ASAP Rocky (A7: No explanation of the subject's significance (real person, animal, organization, or web content): G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement of http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_bio/artist_1746327)
  • Bitcoin
    10:42, 30 July 2010 deleted page Bitcoin (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bitcoin). Lack of significant third-party coverage to confer notability.
    Nomination statement "No notable third-party coverage."
  • iPhone
    04:11, 6 December 2006 deleted page IPhone (still rumored, improper undelete)
    06:34, 27 October 2006 deleted page IPhone (per CSD G4, please take this to deletion review)
    22:28, 17 October 2006 deleted page IPhone (content was: '{{db-repost}}{{future product}}iPhone is going to be a mobile phone and a mp3 combined. The Apple Inc. product, is going to be rel...')
    22:41, 18 August 2006 deleted page IPhone (a1)
    23:09, 13 August 2006 deleted page IPhone (CSD:G4 content was: '{{db-repost}}==External links==*Apple - The company that makes iMacs, iPods and hopefully the iPhone.*[http://www.everything...')
    11:01, 11 August 2006 deleted page IPhone (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/IPhone)
  • Justin Bieber
    14:52, 22 April 2008 deleted page Justin Bieber (Speedy deleted per (CSD A7), was an article about a real person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content that didn't assert the importance or significance of its subject.)
  • Kid Cudi
    12:47, 14 August 2008 deleted page Kid Cudi (A7 (bio): Doesn't indicate importance or significance of a real person)
    05:10, 24 September 2008 deleted page Kid Cudi (A7 (bio): Doesn't indicate importance or significance of a real person)
  • Lady Gaga
    17:33, 6 May 2008 deleted page Lady Gaga (A7 (bio): Real person; doesn't indicate importance/significance)
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mark Zuckerberg
    The result of the debate was merge into Facebook (website). 15:51, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Meghan Markle
    Nomination statement "Non-notable."
    The result was delete. No consensus to redirect/merge. 17:52, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Minecraft
    22:18, 17 May 2010 deleted page Minecraft (A7: No explanation of the subject's significance (real person, animal, organization, or web content): Article about a web site, blog, web forum, webcomic, podcast, browser game, or similar web content, which does not indicate the importance )
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Peter Scholze
    The result was delete. 6 May 2011
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/PewDiePie
    The result was delete. 27 July 2012
  • Spotify
    Speedily deleted 4 times in 2007-8 (all for A7)
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eric Trump (2nd nomination)
    (An example of Wikipedians being right, but the world going crazy?)
  • Twitter
    14:04, 27 February 2007 deleted page Twitter (spam)
    22:36, 18 February 2007 deleted page Twitter (CSD A7)
  • WhatsApp
    15:35, 15 December 2010 deleted page WhatsApp (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)
  • Windows 7
    13:20, 6 August 2005 deleted page Windows 7 (Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Windows 7)
  • Windows 8
    02:17, 12 February 2008 deleted page Windows 8 (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Windows 8)
  • Windows 10
    20:57, 6 August 2011 deleted page Windows 10 (Editing experiment)
    17:02, 15 June 2011 deleted page Windows 10 (A3: Article that has no meaningful, substantive content)
    20:24, 17 January 2011 deleted page Windows 10 (A3: Article that has no meaningful, substantive content)
    13:49, 21 December 2010 deleted page Windows 10 (G1: Patent nonsense, meaningless, or incomprehensible)
    11:30, 16 December 2010 deleted page Windows 10 (G3: Blatant hoax)
    15:16, 20 November 2010 deleted page Windows 10 (G7: One author who has requested deletion or blanked the page)
    04:02, 13 April 2010 deleted page Windows 10 (DNE)
  • PlayStation 4
    05:29, 18 June 2008 deleted page PlayStation 4 (A1: Not enough context to identify subject)
    05:28, 18 June 2008 deleted page PlayStation 4 (A1: Not enough context to identify subject)
    11:36, 24 May 2008 deleted page PlayStation 4 (G10: Pure attack page or negative unsourced BLP)
    20:28, 14 November deleted page PlayStation 4 (content was: '{{db-reason}}PlayStation 4 is coming out in 2010.')
    17:50, 7 November 2007 deleted page PlayStation 4 (G4: repost of deleted content (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/PlayStation 4))
    23:01, 17 April 2007 deleted page PlayStation 4 (content was: '{{deletedpage}}')
    20:26, 4 December 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (content was: '{{db-repost}}The PlayStation 4 will be Sony's eigth generation era video game console, fourth in the Pl...')
    10:18, 4 December 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (Deleting protected deleted page (it has been nearly a month now))
    01:39, 5 November 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (CSD G4)
    16:52, 27 October 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (content was: '{{db-empty}}The Playstation 4 will be Sony's eighth generation game console. It will be the successor to the Playstation 3.')
    15:25, 27 October 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (G4)
    23:15, 13 October 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (Wikipedia is not a crystal ball.)
    21:47, 5 October 2006 deleted page PlayStation 4 (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/PlayStation 4)
  • PlayStation 5
    16:31, 26 October 2017 deleted page PlayStation 5 (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)
    21:09, 9 July 2017 deleted page PlayStation 5 (G7: One author who has requested deletion or blanked the page – If you wish to retrieve it, please see WP:REFUND)
    19:06, 20 April 2017 deleted page PlayStation 5 (G5: Created by a banned or blocked user in violation of ban or block)
    15:01, 3 August 2016 deleted page PlayStation 5 (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria G2, G3)
    04:39, 13 September 2008 deleted page PlayStation 5 (Speedy deleted, vandalism)
    04:38, 13 September 2008 deleted page PlayStation 5 (Speedy deleted, article provides no context)
    04:36, 13 September 2008 deleted page PlayStation 5 (A1: Not enough context to identify subject)
  • Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nicki Minaj
    The result was Delete, consensus is that the article fails the notability guidelines. 12 July 2008