[WikiEN-l] More AfD toxicity

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 23:34:00 UTC 2006

On 2/10/06, Stan Shebs <shebs at apple.com> wrote:
> Steve Bennett wrote:
> >Hi,
> >  What I see wrong in this process is that the original author
> >couldn't/wasn't willing to "save" the article.  This seems like the
> >right order of events in these situations:
> >
> >Author writes hacky article
> >RC patrol tags it as crap
> >Author sees it tagged, sighs with indignation, removes tag, keeps
> working.
> >
> Current process doesn't allow for that however - once afd tag is
> added, it's supposed to stay on until all the randoms get a chance
> to vote on the article in its unfinished state. Even if you fix up
> the article, most people don't go back and update their votes.
> Even worse, if the vote is to delete, people will point to that as
> a reason not to re-create a completed article later.
> Stan

1. AFDs don't have to keep running if the nominator retracts their
nomination and if you can get keep votes from all the other participants.
2. The speedy rule is "substantially similar content. Once AFDed for being
unfinished, doesn't mean no article should ever be there.


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