On 5/3/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia(a)philwelch.net> wrote:
The explication I read at [[Cruft]] and at the Jargon
for "cruft" fit well within what I understood the meaning of "cruft"
to be on Wikipedia.
contexts, it's extraneous
content not suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia.
Well, the actual usage is as a pejorative-type suffix; what you are
smuggling there into 'extraneous'.
That's not what I'm smuggling there, that's what the word means, and
that's what I and many others have always understood it to mean. The
fact that large numbers of people don't know that only reiterates my
point that we should educate Wikipedians about the jargon.
"Listcruft" is cruft in the form of a list. "Fancruft" is cruft of
interest only to fans of the topic in question.
I still don't understand the point of the term. If all "cruft" means
is something not suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia, isn't it
Does "delete, bandcruft" really mean the same as "delete, deletable
article about a band"? Why not just say "delete"?