Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Light switch

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Light switch 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 KEEP

non-encyclopedic. My summary would be: a light switch is a switch used to turn on and off a light. Trivial, sub-stub, not expandable (newbie test?). Also, dictionary definition. (Has only one link other than dead end pages.) RJFJR 17:25, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Keep Non-expandable? I can't see why Japanese toilets could be expanded and this one can't. Grue 18:00, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete, inaccurate stub. Let someone else try another time. Wyss 18:23, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: DCEdwards1966 21:34, Dec 19, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: It doesn't do any harm to delete it, does it? If somebody somehow has something encyclopedic to say on "light switches", deleting this doesn't stop them from writing the article. --BM 21:58, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep This can easily be expanded. --Ld 22:13, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep some expansion has already taken place. Hopefully someone will add an illustration of the contacts etc. Kappa 22:34, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and request cleanup/expansion. More expandibility: Novelty light switch plates are a notable aspect of American kitsch folk art; the article could introduce this. Besides standard switches, it could explain how dimmers work, and light switches where you tug a string. Samaritan 23:22, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and, hopefully, expand. Dan100 00:01, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. I remember reading an interesting "How Things Work" article when I was a child about light switches; this is easily within the bounds of encyclopedic knowledge. --LostLeviathan 00:08, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, looks like a good start to me. Shane King 00:13, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and expand. --Dbenbenn 01:50, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Poor article with reasonable potential for expansion. Lots of room for historical discussion. How toggle switches work... how mercury switches were popular because of their silent operation but are now considered dangerous because of the mercury in them... home light switch styles. In the USA light switches are on in the upward position and off in the downward position, but in England in the late 1950s the reverse was true; what's the case today? How many companies manufacture light switches? It seems as if Levitan has a huge share of the market... [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 03:09, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • keep Yuckfoo 04:52, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Perfectly valid article. Lots to say on sparking, master/subordinate switches, dimmers, safety cutoff switches etc. [[User:GeorgeStepanek|GeorgeStepanek\talk ]] 06:27, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Light switches turn me on. I mean, no. —[[User:Radman1|RaD Man (talk)]] 08:26, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment: is anyone willing to do a article on Toilet Paper?? seriously, no toilet papar article?! Fledgeling 05:41, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. --Melaen 14:58, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment/question: is the standard procedure for this material to be copied to the article's talk page at the end of the vote? Because there are some good comments here for improving the article that I'd hate to be lost.RJFJR 03:35, Dec 23, 2004 (UTC)
This page will be archived in place; the comments here will remain available. Dbenbenn 04:25, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep - David Gerard 23:04, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep - I have examples of light switches of several styles and vintages in my flat. I know nothing about how they came to be, but I expect someone does.Philip 03:17, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)

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