# Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Enneacontakaienneagon

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The result of the debate was DELETE. dbenbenn | talk 16:07, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

### Enneacontakaienneagon and Hecatontakaitriacontakaioctagon and Heptacontakaiheptagon and Tetracontakaihexagon and Triacontakaiheptagon and Icosikaitetragon and Heptacontagon[edit]

Not notable, and not used (if mathematicians ever needed to refer to these, they'd call them a 77-gon, 99-gon and a 138-gon, etc. etc.)). -- Curps 02:32, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

See also Template:Polygons if there are any more that are not notable.

Once again, these terms are not used even by mathematicians. They just refer to N-gons, where N is whatever the number is. Probably it would make sense to delete anything where N > 10 (with some exceptions, see comments below). -- Curps 02:43, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

**Delete**, silly. Wyss 02:53, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Delete**. Stupid. --Woohookitty 02:56, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Delete**neologism dicdefs. Gazpacho 02:56, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**IANAM'**but there was one hit on Google groups for Enneacontakaienneagon The Jacobin 03:00, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)**Delete**the individual articles, but there must be an article on compound words where they can be, at least, listed for trivia's sake. There's a similar article (I forget the exact title) dealing with names for very large numbers that are never used in any practical sense. 23skidoo 03:54, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)- The article title that you are probably talking about is Names of large numbers. Georgia guy 23:19, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

**Delete**; agree with Curps except I'd preserve the dodecagon and make the rule N > 12. (Is that nitpicking?) --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 04:01, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Delete**, silly. Follow Jpgordon's suggestion of making the rule N > 12. --Idont Havaname 04:19, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)- OK N>12, but keep circle. Kappa 04:49, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
**Comment**There are a few N>12 that we'd want to keep. In particular, heptadecagon (17-gon), because Gauss showed that this can be constructed with a ruler-and-compass, and asked for one of these to be inscribed on his tombstone. "Heptadecagon" gets a reasonable number of google hits because of this. Icosagon (20-gon) also gets a reasonable number of Google hits, perhaps because it's a relatively simple word, as does hectagon (100-gon), and oddly chiliagon (1000-gon) gets a very large number. Really, it's the bizarre random-number ones (138-gon???) that are the main problem. -- Curps 06:53, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)- The article whence these names came from is Polygon — it seems someone's just created the articles for a lark. All the strange-numbered polygons should be
**deleted**and de-linked, since there's nothing encyclopaedic to say about them. Raven42 07:05, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC) - Delete. Agree with Curps. Mark
^{1}08:49, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC) **Delete all**. There's nothing here that's not already covered under Polygon, which also includes a little formula on how to construct these names. I wouldn't want an article about every single polygon up to the googolgon (1e100 sides). I linked two of these to my own user page for a lark, but I have no problems with deleting all of these articles. --Death**phoenix**14:01, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Merge**with the corresponding number pages, and update links on the polygon page to match. (*e.g.*merge on 24 (number) for Icosikaitetragon.) Note that there are multiple hits on Icosikaitetragon in google. — RJH 18:02, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Merge**these not-notable ones all to an article on such words as 23skidoo suggested, also**Merge**them to the corresponding number pages as RJHall suggested. But**Keep**the commonly used ones where N = 12, 17, 20, 100, 1000, and 1e100, and make sure the retained articles provide evidence of notability such as Gauss's construction, or approximations of a circle when trying to "square the circle". I used to play D&D but that doesn't mean I think its polyhedral dice are encyclopedic, let alone polygons. Barno 20:21, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Keep or merge**all the polygon articles into one article listing all of the polygons that have very long names. - Latitude0116 12:18, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)- IHNPAMOT. Nothing useful to merge. Redirects are pointless. Remove the hyperlinks to these articles from polygon; remove the other dangling hyperlinks from polygon, to reduce temptation; and
**Delete**. Uncle G 17:53, 2005 Feb 11 (UTC) **Merge**. ✏ OvenFresh² 00:49, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Delete**, silly constructable terms Jok2000 01:23, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)- Delete all except the ones mentioned by User:Curps, do not merge or redirect the deleted ones. This is a prank. Wile E. Heresiarch 06:57, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
**Delete**N>17, but not 20, 100, 1000 Jonathan48 09:21, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Move to Wiktionary**this is a definition article... -- EmperorBMA|話す 14:36, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)**Delete**extrapolationcruft. I'm wondering if we can formulate a policy on articles of this kind; that is, there is articles whose only content is to define a name which can be formed by a regular process from any number. Wiktionary does*not*need "definitions" of terms that are never actually used. Dpbsmith (talk) 20:52, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)- No fewer than
**4**days have gone by since the most recent vote, and no fewer than**9**days since voting began. Yet, this deletion debate has not gotten a consensus yet. What happened?? Georgia guy 16:42, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC) - Can we create a Redirect, whcih will redirect us to a merged article, for example, Polygons: 90-99? Androo123 (talk) 19:32, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

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