Delirium stated for the record:
I think it's a combination of things,
including lingering resentment
over WP:OFFICE. If it had been a less prominent admin who deleted it
out of process, it would probably have been summarily restored and never
come up on the mailing list.
Careful, Mark. When I made that last point, I was curtly informed that
I was "laughably" wrong.
Well, it's certainly the reason _I_ got involved as much as I have.
In other Fleshlight news, I see the article's moved from DRV to AfD
again and has been stubbed.