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Sum (Unix)[edit]

A {{prod}} template has been added to the article Sum (Unix), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Spazure 04:31, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

As much as I despise impersonal template boxes and the like standardized language, I reshaped the article in question to make it less objectionable. As a side note, there are numerous UNIX utilities already described in Wikipedia and I feel one should not have to argue in defense of including yet another one. While agreeing I have not done the greatest job at making the original Sum (Unix) appealing to the eye, the article was clearly marked as stub and thus inviting others to expand rather than mark for deletion and thus discourage contributions. Please do not take this personally, but as an observation, template boxes on top of each other serve only as ballast and not as an open invitation to improve. Thanks and regards. --Unconcerned 15:56, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

I thought you should be informed that Sum (Unix) has been re-listed on AfD to "generate a more thorough discussion". I thought I should inform you in case you wanted to add any further comments. —gorgan_almighty 14:03, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. There isn't much more I can do at this point. A few more stubs I initiated got speedy deleted awhile ago from similar reasons. Looks like Unix pages have to have a certain proportion of broken links to nonexistent util pages or else... --Unconcerned 05:00, 20 July 2007 (UTC)