On 2/3/06, Nick Boalch <n.g.boalch(a)durham.ac.uk> wrote:
John Lee wrote:
administrator, on his cognizance or at the request of a user, should be
able to evaluate a deleted article, and if he thinks it was deleted by
mistake he can clean it up, and if he thinks necessary he can take it
through AfD. Having a forum for the purpose just creates a focal point
for all the bad faith in the wiki in one oozing cesspit.
I've been pushing Tony to put forth a real replacement for DRV for a
long time, and I'm glad he did. This is a solution I'd like to see
implemented. I think admins can be trusted with this.
I agree, for what it's worth. I'd like to see this tried out, at least.
I don't think it is workable while some administrators will delete
such articles again. It needs more discussion. I've been thinking
about it. Possibly having the articles moved out of article space
into project space, with a soft redirect from an appropriate template,
would answer some concerns.
I would really like to have the articles editable while temporarily
undeleted, but this may not be possible. Every editor being able to
see them would be a start, though.
But I'm still concerned that some particularly entrenched,
process-committed administrators will torpedo any such initiative, in
any case. They need to be talked round. I'm just the ideas man;
somebody else needs to take the ball and run with it, if it's such a