On 10/1/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
One thing to remember is that deletions can be undone. Deleting an
article is really no big deal.
Okay. Given that line, I cannot resist the following. (so sue me, some
straight lines really need to be punched on)
Please (pretty please, with cherry on top) go on the record saying
that undeletion is no big deal. I dare you, I double dare you.
Glossing on... (you may want to disregard the following, the point is
all above, what follows is just driving it into the ground; pounding a
dead horse, choose your
metaphor for explicating things plain as pikestaffs)
Just because one *can* do something (or in this case _undo_) it does
not mean that doing that is easy/costless/(or likely to happen in any
significant majority of cases).
Undeleting articles does happen, but it does not make deleting
articles a trivial act. "Big deal" really needs to be deprecated
around wikipedia, as a term in general. Because it gives out the
appearances that wikipedia is still a Ben&Jerry operation, when
clearly it is not. (And yes, I could go on and on on this subject, but
I think the point is made.)
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]