As silly as it is to cling to process over content when we're writing
an encyclopedia, I can see their fear that VfU could become AfD take
2. I don't really want another AfD, but the whole "it's only about
process" mantra reeks of a beauracratic culture.
On 9/30/05, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 9/30/05, Tony Sidaway <f.crdfa(a)gmail.com>
On 9/30/05, David Gerard
> Sounds very like an obsessive deletionist
who's more concerned with
> process than product. AFD seems to encourage that sort of thing.
Have you tried visiting Votes for undeletion
lately? I did so recently and
argued for undeletion of an article. I was asked if I was addressing the
content or the process. Why the content, of course, I said. I was then
told that this wasn't what VFU was for. Sure enough, the phrase in the
undeletion policy that refers to Wikipedia being a better place with an
article than without was nowhere to be seen on the page. I updated the
instructions *directly* from the undeletion policy. This was reverted
several times. Some people claimed that policy had been changed. I pointed
out, by reference to the actual policy, that it hadn't. Whereupon a
proposal to change policy was made--to exclude any reference undeletion
based ona judgement that the content was good for wikipedia.
At that point I decided it was time to leave people who wanted to play
silly buggers to get on with it.
That's really breathtakingly stupid behaviour. I suppose I'm going to
have to look and find who these morons are.
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