On 2/10/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia(a)philwelch.net> wrote:
That's impossible--PROD can't handle contested deletions, only
Any particular reason why?
All you need to stop PROD is one person to remove the tag. In a
dispute, people would edit war over the PROD tag until finally
settling down and having a consensus-finding discussion—i.e.,
engaging in the AfD process.
You are aware that bald reversion is not allowed and that rules like
[[WP:3RR]] -- or any admin with sense -- will stop it, right? Do you know
that this is exactly the same kind of canned non-objection that an
uninitiated person makes against the very idea of an encyclopedia that
anyone can edit?
This is why PROD is only a partial replacement. That said, we can
reform AfD so that we don't launch headfirst into
the voting (yes.
VOTING) process and actually discuss our concerns first, with the
help of an impartial admin-facilitator whose job is to carry out the
ultimate decision. This sounds laborious but if PROD can handle most
of the load we can spare the resources.
I'm willing to listen to any ideas about reforming AFD, but I tend to think
that the whole idea of AFD is like putting a round peg in a square hole, and
that it is probably a better idea to just scrap the whole thing rather than
waste time fixing something that is fundamentally broken.