On 7/14/07, Ben Yates <ben.louis.yates(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I don't want to delete them, but a lot of them get
deleted. Like -- a
lot. If I go back through my blog archives and click on the "list of"
entries, a fair portion have already been deleted. And that sample
contains only those lists that I thought were awesome.
You can see a sample of recent list deletions using the deletion
sorting list called "Lists"
Which type of lists have you seen disappear? Recently there has been
a lot of "Lists of songs about ...." deletions. Personally I have no
love for lists about songs, but it seems like a lot of effort is being
flushed down the tube.
It would be
nice if it was a convention to transwiki them rather than delete them
-- at least then there's the potential to still view them (and maybe
move them back someday if the political winds change).
Somewhat offtopic -- it would be cool if, in a few years, wikipedia
was the tip of a churning iceberg of content: which is to say, it
would nice if there was a multitiered system whereby very little gets
deleted outright, and most stuff gets moved elsewhere. This type of
system would fuel much greater public participation (decrease
friction, if you want to get overly abstract).
I recently saw a discussion that was suggesting setting up an
where any wikimedia content could be transwiki'ed
to; that wikia site would then work out what to do with the incoming
articles. Sadly, I cant recall where I saw this; maybe I was only