Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AIM virus

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Aim virus 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 DELETE

Apparently a hoax; original author has requested it be deleted. This seems to be the way to go about it... Shimgray 03:20, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete -- Chris 73 Talk 03:35, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete, hoax, and not a notable one at that. - Vague Rant 10:49, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete or keep as a redirect to Computer virus and explain there that this is a term for viruses that spread via or somehow associate with AOL Instant Messanger. "AIM Virus" would be a more prevalent spelling though. jni 15:03, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Computer virus a la Jni's suggestion. Although there is no there there, as Stein said, I can indeed see naive users searching for the term. (By the way, I can't figure out how it shows a clown, but you hear "a middle aged man" laughing. The victims of this virus had very good ears to identify an age by laughter.) Geogre 15:35, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, rename (capitalize) and redirect to a hoax virus page (is there such a page?). You may want to update the AIM and computer virus pages and inform people that the AIM virus of Oct 2004 is really a hoax. I don't know much about it. People who knows more about AIM may want to do it. Delete is a bad option. The next people cheated by it may create the same page again. -- Toytoy 01:11, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Indrian 17:15, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)
  • delete non-notable hoax. -- Cyrius| 23:39, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

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