I personally started quite a number of stubs myself. Although they are
trivial to cite (the cities are there for example), I do not have that kind
of time. Citing a source proving weather that a city (or country) exists or
not takes fewer clicks and time than tagging the page, waiting a full 30
days, verifying that page never had sources (vandals may have intentionally
removed the source links), and actualy deleting it... If you want to go on a
delete craze, you are welcome to exercise it more productively on orphaned
fair use images and etc where the deletion is clearly warranted for legal
reasons if nothing else.
This is really "curing the patient by killing". You would be solving the
symptoms but the patient will not be benefiting from it.
Unsourced articles shouldn't be prodded. Prod is going the same road AFD
went some 2 years ago. Please do not kill this process as well.
- White Cat
On 7/18/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net> wrote:
The proposal only requires one source. It
doesn't take 30 days to find
that. I seriously doubt that if this proposal goes ahead, any article
actually passes [[WP:V]] will be deleted in it,
because all of them will
cited by someone who's watching them (at some
If it's so easy to do why can't the people pushing this proposal just
find one. Either they're too goddamn lazy to do it themselves, or they
are insisting that the original contributor do it just to be dicks.
It gets very tiresome when a gang of nitwits insists on sources that
they don't understand, just for the sake of having sources. These guys
might as well use their personal stack of comic books as references for
any random article.
There are at least two librarians posting to this list, and both have
supported cautious and informed views about handling these issues.
If those who are mad with the power of deletion took a little time to
fix these articles the encyclopedia would get better faster. The
already constructive editors would also be able to do more because they
wouldn't need to spend half of their time looking over their shoulder to
see what the immature are trying to delete next.
WikiEN-l mailing list
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, visit: