QUOTE(Silver seren @ Mon 2nd May 2011, 1:47am)
Ugh, stupid IP addresses keep putting stupid stuff in the article and the talk page. Nothing new there, but there's way more than i've ever seen.
It appears the article was protected from exactly that
shortly before you posted this.
I dunno, I guess if someone's death is a Really Big Hairy Deal like this one is, then they might as well have a separate article, though it does seem a little... inelegant,
such that it could conceivably be interpreted as a clearly US/UK-dominated group of "internet people" just gloating.
Not that anyone is likely to care...
Still, if you look at other examples, they're either not much help or somewhat contradictory. For instance, Death of a Salesman (T-H-L-K-D)
is a highly extensive article, but Salesman
is nothing but a redirect. Likewise, The Death of Ivan Ilyich (T-H-L-K-D)
is also extensive, whereas Ivan Ilyich
is actually a redirect to the very same article.
I suppose a better comparison might be made to the Death of John Lennon (T-H-L-K-D)
, which is about half as long as the article on Lennon himself... except John Lennon wasn't the leader of a massive international terrorist network. Luigi Galleani (T-H-L-K-D)
was the leader of such a network, but there's no separate article on his death - but that's probably because he died of a heart attack. Andreas Baader (T-H-L-K-D)
was an international terrorist, but he wasn't really the leader of a massive network... but he committed suicide in prison to avoid execution, so that's probably not too encyclopedic. If he'd committed suicide in prison to avoid watching Doctor Who
reruns, then maybe...
Anyway, I guess it really doesn't matter in the end.