This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. 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 or MERGE. dbenbenn | talk 07:10, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
The votes were 4 merge, 3 keep in place, 0 delete.
A lot of work has gone into the production of this list (which would more acurately be titled Medical schools in Europe and Russia or Medical schools of rank in Europe and Russia (I don't know what this rank is, but I've never had any connection to a Medical school). I have started the wikifcation of it, and after the best part of an hour I've done the sections pertaining to Italy, Russia and France. It still looks and feels like a directory rather than an encyclopedia article. It is linked only from Medical schools in europe - a redirect page. If these are all notable institutions they perhaps we should have an article on each of them (some may already have articles), but only a very few entries on this long (32kb + wikification) list have any information beyond name, street address and (mostly) a url.
Basically this boils down to: Is this encyclopedic? Thryduulf 02:45, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
There are many such lists on Wikipedia. However, could this one be a copyright violation? Martg76 04:26, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Keep, point somewhere, merge, but don't delete - David Gerard 23:57, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Keep, if not merge with List of medical schools and add redirect. Pity if it does goes. A lot of work has gone into that list. Megan1967 00:04, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Keep, because it is a very useful and extensive compilation list which is definitely Wikipedia, because it gives a different vision of encyclopedic articles. It should be kept separate, as it happens with the list of medical schools in the USA and a separate reference should be included in the List of Medical Schools article. Renato Sabbatini
Keep and allow for continued organic growth. GRider\talk 17:43, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
For merging, and may be breaking up the List of medical schools into sub-articles by continent for easy of using it. When should we start taking any action on the article (whatever it will be) anyway? - Master Of Ninja 21:18, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)
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