[WikiEN-l] [[WP:PROD]] - a lightweight deletion process

Ryan Delaney ryan.delaney at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 08:22:38 UTC 2006

On 2/11/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax at gmail.com> wrote:

> Who /is/ representative of Wikipedia consensus on deletion?

No one -- which is why I object so strongly to the idea that deletion should
be treated differently from other edits; or that deletion should be regarded
as "final" because of an AFD, as if "the community" has decided that an
article should be deleted. That is a farce. An AFD means that the people who
happened to be looking at AFD at the time thought the article should be
deleted. Those people can and do make mistakes, which is why those mistakes
should be easily reversible.

No edit on Wikipedia, including deletion, should be regarded as final or as
having a mandate from some immutable process. There is no good reason to
treat deletion differently than any other edit.


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