If people refused to AfD anything they didn't know
anything about (who
can really say they know anything about my local garage band?), we would
be deleting a lot less crap, if less good articles. It's all a question
of trading off false positives for false negatives. I have rarely seen
It used to be that way. It was always considered better to keep a
crappy article than to delete a good one. The deletion policy used to
read "In case of doubt *don't delete*"
an ignorance-based debate that didn't end up
getting closed as a keep,
or being overturned by DRV.
So you admit the existance of ignorance-based debates on AFD? :)
Sounds like a good reason to get rid of the whole thing. The ignorance
is time-consuming, even for those who do not wish to get involved in
the ignorance debates.