This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. 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. -- AllyUnion(talk) 06:23, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Have a notion that this article is about a person who is not notable, based on low number of Google hits when this person (actually an alias) and his supposed real name are searched together. Also consider the story itself--doesn't sound kosher. I had edited the article as part of a series of systematic NPOV edits, but that doesn't constitute an endorsement. — Stevie is the man!Talk | Contrib 04:09, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Delete, just under the bar of notability. Megan1967 09:21, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Smells like hoax and/or vanity. deleteRadiant! 09:24, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)
Comment. Richard Simonton + hollywood googles [] to some 30 hits. This guy seems to have been particularly interested, amongst other things, in steamboats. I found three webpages ([], [] and []) indicating a hollywood businessman called Richard Simonton used to go by the name Doug Malloy (one page has even photos) and was involved with piercing. Note that 2 of these pages are actually from a "body modification" website. The third claims to reproduce an article originally published in the LA Magazine. I'm still not completely convinced this is not hoax. Even if it is not, I tend to be conservative about notability, and he does seem below the bar to me. I'll wait further discussion to express my vote. vlad_mv 04:29, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Comment People involved with body modification do tend to have personality quirks that are hard to forgive, however in talking about the surge of popularity of body piercing in modern times the influence of Doug Malloy was pivotal. It is deeply regrettable that distortions and outright lies can be traced to people integral to the evolution of the industry, if that is reason enough to ignore their positive influence then there is nothing left to say about the people who created the modern body piercing movement. Rafti Institute
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