I didn't think I would have to do this, but I must go all out...just this once.
In Defense of Le Loyon and Bunnyman -
If my sources don't fail me, human beings are part of zoology because humans are animals. And if I remember correctly cryptozoology is the study of creatures (animals) not accepted by science to exist, but have evidence in favor including anecdotes and footage.
ScareTheater, who has over 500,000 subscribers has a playlist called "Cryptids", and in one of them is Cryptids - Le Loyon. So Le Loyon and Bunnyman must stay. And melon head too
Ghosts are cryptids too, just from a different point of view -
Paranormal Cryptozoology is a thing, perhaps not an official term, but it has been used by big name researchers/TV shows like MonsterQuest. And, accaording to Eberharts' Classification Rule #9 - Seemingly paranormal or supernatural entities with some animal-like characteristics (e.g. Mothman, black dogs, or some fairies from folklore)
cryptozoology isn't an exact science, whether something is a cryptid or ghost or alien or just folktales is subjective, as an encyclopedia our job is to document everything. Creepypasta like slenderman are universally agreed to not belong in this wiki
And that's because stuff like Slenderman and other creepypasta's are completely made up. If Slenderman was an actual urban legend (With actual history, sightings, and mythology to back it up); instead of some story made up on SomethingAwful Forums that later gained popularity, as well as (fake) "mythology" and (fake) "sightings" to back it up; then we'd have it here.
DalySkywalker why do you need to Deleted Ghost?, Ghosts are Cryptids (Animals) and spirits, but slenderman people are thinking Slenderman is a Cryptid, but no Slenderman is not a Cryptid, but Humans can’t see Ghost how come Animals can see ghosts, my theory is Ghost are Cryptids (Animals) and a Spirit too, but people Report Ghosts sightings in the worldwide and YouTube too and News, Ghosts are Cryptids (Animals) and a Spirits, last time someone told me If someone died or your pet died they become a Ghost that’s my theory is for now.
An Slenderman is not a Cryptid, Slenderman is a Creepypasta.
All right guys let's decide whether Fisherman should be deleted, if not then somebody remove the candidate for deletion template. I just want to kickstart the discussion for "candidates for deletion", if its succesful we can move on to another article
Bunnyman should not be deleted as it is mentioned in prominent cryptozoological sources (L. B. Taylor Jr.'s Monsters of Virginia as well as Monsters of Maryland), as well as many other accounts which describe it as a humanoid "creature" rather than just a person in a costume. Ley Leon, although like a hoax, has been described as being a "creature" or entity from sources. And due to the alleged suicide note, it is unlikely the supposed hoaxer intended it to be a ghost, although suggested it was paranormal or not human.
Many cryptids are humanoids (e.i., aliens, harry humanoids, etc.), so deleting these pages would create a dangerous precedent. I would likewise avoid deleting these pages.
Well, Top Ten Former Cryptids has been historically the main former cryptids page as well as one of the most popular articles on this wiki. Frankly, Top Ten Former Cryptids is pretty well-written when compared to most other aricles on this wiki. The former cryptids listed are usually consided the most notible anyway, which is what the top ten implies.
Afif Brika wrote: as you can see from the amount of pages, i've already deleted around 10-20 articles and tons of categories. But some of the deletion candidates need discussion. Now discuss this Sykesville Monster
also le loyon, bunnyman, and others were agreed not to be deleted, so yeah, remove the template please
I mean, locations have had pages as well as corresponding categories, such as Monsters of Indonesia, Monsters of Pinatubo; etc. There are over 40 location pages on this wiki for cases when a few particular locations are so notable to cryptozzology they merit there own page instead of just a brief description. Plus Sakhalin Island was a former featured article, so it should not be deleted.
Ah, thanks, I hadn't noticed these files were in other categories.
If you look through the categories themselves, you'll see that images and articles are mixed together (if you're using Dynamic Categories, which I believe is now the automatic way of displaying articles). That really isn't good for navigation, and DalySkywalker and myself were going to change it a while ago, but never got around to it.