On 5/8/06, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
* Delete, subject is not appropriate for an
* Keep, subject _is_ appropriate for an encyclopedia.
which is about as subjective a standard as you can get. We can
certainly appoint someone to judge the relative arguments and decree
an outcome, but the question is fundamentally one of differing
perceptions of what Wikipedia should strive to be, not one of simply
applying existing policy.
Perhaps it should be more "subject is not appropriate for *this*
encyclopaedia *at this time*". There may come a time when Wikipedia
has 40,000,000 articles, including in depth articles on tens of
thousands of garage bands. At such a time, it may be appropriate to
Just another thought - could we consider forcing an AfD to be a
fact-finding mission about a single question? That is, the nominator
asserts that the subject is not notable. The comments should all be
about the notability of the subject - if a cogent argument can be made
that the subject is notable, then it should be kept. Remarks about
verifiability, spelling etc would then be kept out of that discussion.