Talk:Don Knotts

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Do we really need this page? I mean, I respect Don Knotts as a comedian/actor, but he only appears once in the entire website. --Jangles5150 20:39, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I think having a real-life actor-person show up in a toon even once is notable enough to have them have their own page. --DorianGray

But until he shows up at least once more, i think it is unnessary to have a page for him. Jimmy Page's ZoSo symbol shown up on Main Page 9, but we dont have a page for him. --Jangles5150 20:44, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

But it's not like that's an actual person, with a speaking part. Anyway, this whole wiki is about one-time jokes. --DorianGray

We don't even see Knotts, though, just a silloutte. And he only says one word, and it's in an easter egg. --Jangles5150 20:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

That doesn't make it any less notable. --DorianGray
It's an easter egg that I could never find, until I found this website, but I can see what your getting at. --Jangles5150 20:50, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
From Real-World References at the highschool page: "Don Knotts, who passed away shortly after this email was released, was an actor best known for playing Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. He also twice guest-starred in the New Scooby-Doo Movies cartoons." That pretty much explains it. We don't really need this page. -Brightstar Shiner 20:54, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, we do need this article. This is an actual CHARACTER that APPEARS. It would be insane to delete this. Insane! It doesn't matter if he only appears once. In that case, we'll just have to delete Teen Girl Squad Minor Characters as well. TheYellowDart(t/c) 21:59, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
There's really NO NEED TO YELL. Anyways, he does appear, and he even speaks. It's worth keeping him. Loafing 22:09, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
There simply is no argument to delete that would not also mean we delete a lot of other character articles. Our 'policy' has always been that characters get a page. This is consistent with that. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:29, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
DELETE--Mycroft Holmes 22:31, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Why? It's pointless to delete it. NO I'M NOT YELLING! TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:38, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Um, yes, you are. Oh, and I say keep. Heimstern Läufer 22:40, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
IMHO, the RWR is more than suffcient. --Mycroft Holmes 22:40, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
okay, I'll whisper now Hey Mycroft, I can't understand your abbreviations. Could you explain? TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:42, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
IMHO = In my honest opinion; RWR = Real-World References. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:43, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Everyone seems to be yelling here (and shooting down every delete proposal I ever make). Since he speaks and is animated into the article, not just referenced, he can stay by my count. -Brightstar Shiner 01:43, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, if Mr. Knotts has a page after only being refrenced one time, i think Led Zeppelin should have a page. I'm not just saying that because their the best, because they have come up at least two times on the website. --Jangles5150 20:29, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

What I want you to understand is that there's a difference between something that is seen (a character or an item, for example) and something that is mentioned or referenced (a running gag, or an inside joke). While something seen is generally notable enough to have an article even after one appearance, it's been our custom to not create articles about things mentioned or referenced unless they have meen mentioned at least 3 times - at that point, there's a definite argument that TBC are including it as a running gag, for example. As Knotts was a character in a toon, he merits an article; as Led Zeppelin has never been seen, and has only been referenced or mentioned twice, it fails to make the grade - so far. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:24, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Anytime a character's complete filmography is just one thing, he really has no need for his own page. Honestly, what's the point? If someone searches for Don Knotts, highschool will come up, and if someone is reading the article for highschool, there's a RWR that says pretty much everything this page does. Plus it has a link to his Wikipedia article, which is where someone really should go if they want to know more about Don Knotts. All this page does is repeat the RWR.--Antisexy 05:02, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
That same logic would mean the sillouetted image of the Wright brother behind Strong Sad and the Diapersmith would have to be a character and get his own page. He's a real live person, and he has about as much screen time as Don Knotts does.--Antisexy 05:06, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
But we're never told which Wright Brother he is, so, technically, he's just an unnamed character. But, then again, why shouldn't the Wright Brother have a page? trlkly 07:02, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
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