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 ambiguous.
The number of conditional comments makes this one very hard to count. I can say that a clear majority voted to delete this article. Several people argued that the article should be converted into a disambiguation page. Unfortunately, I could not convince myself that any of the suggested meanings were significant enough for encyclopedia articles. Disambiguation pages should be a navigational aid between articles we already have (or clearly want), not mere lists of every possible use of a name or phrase. The possible exception for significance is the John Lee Hooker song but, in that case, I believe that a redlink will be more likely to result in a quality article than a disambiguation page with no content. In any case, the current page history would be of no help to writing the desired article.
4 people clearly voted to "merge" this article (one of those discounted as a probable troll). Looking at the content of the List of Super Mario characters article, I can not convince myself that the content of this article fits or would be accepted for a merge.
I am going to exercise my discretion and call this one as a "delete". Rossami(talk) 19:52, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Delete. Not much more that could be said anyway, 8-bit characters didn't have a ton of personality. We don't want precident to say that every villain unique only in design and movement pattern gets their own page. Gibberish as it stands anyway. --InShaneee 04:02, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Delete, gamescruft. Megan1967 05:48, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Delete. If anything, "Boom Boom" is the John Lee Hooker song, covered by the Animals, Springsteen, and others. -- 23 Mar 2005
Merge any non-erroneous content to List of Super Mario characters or delete, no redirect in either case. The title should be saved for the JLH song, or made into a disamig if some Boom Boom more significant than a minor vid-game character gets an article made. Barno 15:44, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
We could keep this. Because Boom Boom is a character you have to beat unless you bypass him with a whistle when you play SMB3. --TheSamurai 22:51, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Weak argument for disambig... "Boom Boom" is also a (terminally minor) character in the Marvel comic series (in particular Secret Wars II). One could also make argument for a redirect to the Swedish chef. But this is a disambig between several very minor concepts, so I'm not convinved this is a good idea. Radiant_* 10:30, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)
Announcement: a new vote-casting page for Wikipedia has been made. If anybody makes requests to disambiguate or something like that, click here from now on. --TheSamurai 19:24, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Delete as nonnotable gamecruft. If it's important enough to mention the article about the game itself will mention it, it does not need its own. And there is no such thing as a vote for disambiguation, you can't just suddenly make your own policy up out of thin air to try to protect an article up for deletion. DreamGuy 23:28, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)
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