On 9/30/05, Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Which is something I'm not entirely averse to, as
a system. It might be
better than this, where a few people who sit in AFD all day have power
over what lives and dies, and their decisions are regarded as final. At
least if an admin speedies an article, another admin can restore it. But
here, if 20 people vote to delete because of "roadcruft", that decision
is legitimated in the eyes of the community. This is why I'm in favor of
something like pure wiki deletion, or admin-only pure wiki deletion.
Deletion should never have this air of finality that AFD gives to it.
Admin-only unilateral deletion is something I am in favour of. All it
needs is a time delay (say, twelve hours) where anyone can see the
information. VFU needs to be about content, not just process. This
removes AfD and removes the unfair amount of power AfD regulars have.
I doubt it'll happen, because it would smell of cabalism. But that
shouldn't be our main concern.