On 2/11/06, SJ <2.718281828(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Mistakes happen via AFD all the time; results should not be immutable;
and the system is very far from perfect. That said, it is better than
a random process
I agree. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should do deletion
There is no good reason to treat deletion
differently than any other edit.
Any process which involves dozens of people over the course of a week
should naturally be treated differently, and reversed more slowly,
than a single edit by a single user. This applies equally to AfD
results and to FPC/FAC selections.
I'm sorry, I think you misunderstand me. I mean that deletion itself should
be done like any other edit, and not through any process like AFD. Since
this PROD deletion system is closer to the simplicity that I consider ideal,
I endorse it. But I think it could be improved even further.
There's definitely room for a wiki-style 'deletion'; this would not
match many of the current uses of what we call deletion. Perhaps we
could use a "make invisible" button that lets anyone make an article
* Not cached or spidered by web-bots
* Only showing up in WP searches if the user explicitly asks to match
* When you go to the page, in place of the standard "there is no
article with this title" text, show a "There was an article under this
title which was removed by <user> on <date>
(''<reason>'') [link to
* Invisibility is likewise reversible.
This would not be a substitute for deletion in all cases. SJ