On 08/02/2008, David Goodman <dgoodmanny(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Even more amazingly, requiring
notice has been rejected repeatedly by the long-term experienced
users: "they should be using their watchlists" ;
Yes, they should. It took me a while to learn about Categories, Images
and Templates, but i grasped the Watchlist very quickly.
"if people had to
notify them, AfD deletions would go slower--they might protest more
That's bad. Let them protest. It's good to see that people care.
I had to deal with arguments and protests over deletions. These
protesters are usually not stupid at all, even though they often don't
understand our rejection of original research. But i don't mind
replying to them personally in each case: every time i do it, it makes
me understand even better why NOR is a good thing.
One thing nobody could say about WP, is that we are
newcomers. it's the usenet heritage. At most we give them a list of 30
long help pages to read, but not a single personal word.
Not all of us: I listed myself as "willing to adopt" new users. I
receive adoption requests every couple of days and stopped counting my
adoptees a long time ago. Many of them never return after their
initial request, but a few of them keep asking me questions. The
questions are all quite the same, but i always give a full personal
reply and add a link to a help or policy "for more info ... and feel
free to ask me again if you don't understand anything". I never use
copy n' paste in these conversations.
Some of my adoptees have already become good contributors...
Amir Elisha Aharoni
English - http://aharoni.wordpress.com
Hebrew - http://haharoni.wordpress.com
"We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace." - T. Moore