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

John Lee johnleemk at gawab.com
Sat Feb 11 13:51:43 UTC 2006

Philip Welch wrote:

>>> That's impossible--PROD can't handle contested deletions, only
>>> uncontested.
>> Any particular reason why?
> All you need to stop PROD is one person to remove the tag. In a  
> dispute, people would edit war over the PROD tag until finally  
> settling down and having a consensus-finding discussion—i.e.,  
> engaging in the AfD process.
> This is why PROD is only a partial replacement. That said, we can  
> reform AfD so that we don't launch headfirst into the voting (yes.  
> VOTING)  process and actually discuss our concerns first, with the  
> help of an impartial admin-facilitator whose job is to carry out the  
> ultimate decision. This sounds laborious but if PROD can handle most  
> of the load we can spare the resources.
In other words, ala Discussions for Adminship (DFA)? Hell, yeah. Right 
now I often end up relisting debates because an article was 
substantially rewritten and so the bulk of the "votes" to delete/keep 
lack proper rationales.

John Lee

More information about the WikiEN-l mailing list