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

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 16:42:58 UTC 2006

And prod or PWD isn't representative of the Wikipedia community either. It
just happens to involve people who know it was tagged and have the energy to
stay involved and ward off edit warriors.


On 2/11/06, Ryan Delaney <ryan.delaney at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ryan
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