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Nomination withdrawn FYI, I've already withdrawn that AfD nomination. Geogene (talk) 02:33, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the message, although jokes about aliens aside, in your withdrawal statement you still claim she isn't notable and that everyone voting 'Keep' is not following the guidelines. But you never explained why she doesn't meet the significant coverage as described in WP:GNG. Anyway, I appreciate the discussion. Gap9551 (talk) 02:52, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, that. I see the references to the subject as being trivial mentions, ie, "X wrote a paper" or "we informally named the star after X" and not significant coverage of X. For example, this [1] is one sentence, providing little more information than that Boyajian exists. The secondary sources don't have any biographical content, so it's all being harvested from primary sources, and that's usually considered bad in BLPs. No matter how many thousands of sources there are talking about the star, even if they all mention the astronomer, if none of them are interested in their biography, we shouldn't be either. Geogene (talk) 03:15, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
The CNN article you give mentioned her name seven times, including two quotes and her employment, in addition to the 'Tabby's star' name. She doesn't need to be the main topic of the coverage. And we disagree about 'significant coverage' and the interpretation of the GNG, and how much biographical information is needed to write an article (guidelines are vague about that). By the way, in general, when people disagree it doesn't automatically mean that someone is wrong. Gap9551 (talk) 14:31, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
I saw that, but being interviewed in the news, and being the news, are not equivalent. In this case I see it as the former and not the latter. I'm not sure how to argue that further, but I'll grant that it might be opinion. To answer your question at project astronomy, the reason I didn't nominate the other article is that I became aware of it after it was already clear that this one would be keep or no consensus. They're too similar for me to nominate the other right after it. Geogene (talk) 20:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes I believe that's the core of the matter. She is not the main topic of the coverage, so it's about how significant the discovery is, and her contribution to it. I would think that the notability of the other astronomer is harder to defend, but still not a clear-cut case either way. Gap9551 (talk) 22:01, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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