Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Robichaux

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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the article's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was delete. to avoid problems, after deleting I will create and protect a redirect to John Robichaux DGG ( talk ) 04:08, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Jack Robichaux[edit]

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All signs suggest this fabricated with my searches finding nothing but mirrors and no connection at all with the book. What's more is this sparsely edited article has existed since July 2005 when it was started by an IP from Los Angeles who also made a few edits to Theta Xi and not only are the majority of editors IPs, there hasn't even been much change since 2005 which is another serious sign. Yet another interesting tidbit is that the article has never gotten Lousiana attention and is orphaned from any other articles. Pinging taggers Calamondin12 and Renata3 (also notifying past tagger Jesse V.). SwisterTwister talk 18:16, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete. This appears to be a hoax. In light of the article's claims, it's worrisome that this would have been able to evade scrutiny for so long. There is an authentic and prominent New Orleans jazz musician from this time period, John Robichaux, who has been listed as Jack Robichaux at least once in serious sources; this Harvard Magazine story describes the real Robichaux as "trained in the classical European conservatory style" and a contemporary of Buddy Bolden. But there is absolutely no evidence of the allegations mentioned in the article. The name "Robichaux" appears nowhere in Waldrep & Nieman's Local matters: Race, crime, and justice in the nineteenth-century South, so this is clearly a false reference. The article has also been extensively vandalized over the years. It's possible that the hoax originated as some sort of fraternity prank. Whatever the origin, it needs to go. At 10-plus years, this would be the longest-lived hoax on Wikipedia known so far. Calamondin12 (talk) 18:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of People-related deletion discussions. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:46, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Louisiana-related deletion discussions. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:46, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Delete -Nothing found on this person at all, and certainly nothing on the crimes he is alleged to have committed. ABF99 (talk) 04:51, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Delete as no reliable info found. Renata (talk) 22:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Without a doubt, SPEEDY DELETE. Zero reliable info, and appears that it is the longest lived hoax on Wikipedia. Racer-Ωmegα 08:18, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Crime-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 04:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
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