is not even in the same ballpark as the airline example.
In fact, comparing them at all is quite frankly moronic.
The .org was bought *after* the creation of the Wikipedia url, and it's
maintained by a devoted Wikipedian who didn't want others subverting a url
that applied to their self-categorization. It's not even group that does
anything as a unit, it's actually a joke about taking a picure of yourself
wearing a bathrobe.
On Jan 29, 2008 4:15 PM, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 30/01/2008, Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com>
I don't think there is a problem, but if you
do MfD is the way to go.
Personally, I don't see that a pass is being given to admins to
violate policy because they are admins. It looks to me like it is a
group of longtime and active contributors who are using some IAR
leeway to have a little fun. The leeway is extended to them because
I'm pretty sure pissing them off and having them leave would do a
whole lot more damage than allowing a few subpages (using up how much
space and bandwidth again?) to continue to exist. The issue of the
domain name is a red herring - it has no practical effect on Wikipedia
at all. It doesn't draw in outside users, it doesn't cost Wikimedia
anything, it doesn't allow them any access they wouldn't otherwise
have. Its basically the same as a tinyurl address or favorites link.
If they leave because a userspace page, which was not promoting
collaboration on wikipedia articles, was deleted then they were *not
valuable* to the encyclopedia. Its not like the encylopedia would be
practically affected by a deletion of a social networking user page.
It could however be affected if others figure out that admins aren't
consistent and chuck a fuss because their Userspace pages were deleted
for the same reason that page was kept in a shortened discussion.
When it becomes a focal point for their activity,
a distraction for
other users or a source of disruption I will of course join you in
voting delete in an MfD.
Too soon for another MfD, you would just get the creators of the page
voting Keep again and possibly pulling in loyalty votes as such. Maybe
once discussion had died down here it would be reasonable to try
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