[WikiEN-l] More AfD toxicity

Justin Cormack justin at specialbusservice.com
Tue Feb 14 15:14:27 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 06:44 -0800, Sean Barrett wrote:
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> Gareth Hughes stated for the record:
> > And the moral of the story is: don't press that 'Save page' button
> > until your article looks like it's going somewhere good.
> As noted earlier in this thread, that is exactly the moral I've learned.
>  Wikipedia has no tolerance for works in progress.
> I'm thinking of putting together another Web site where people will have
> a chance to collaborate in a friendly environment on incrementally
> improving articles.  We might submit finished articles to the Wikipedia
> Editorial Board for their professional, well-credentialed approval.
> Then again, we might adopt an incompatible license....

Wikipedia is a work in progress, and has great tolerance.

If new articles dont look bad they wont get deleted.

If they do, rewrite them so they make sense to other people.

Its not personal.

I entirely agree that this particular article did not establish
notability, and that people should not look at the edit history
of the people who write articles to establish that.

And its now been on AfD for quite a while and still doesnt establish
notability. Forget 9 minutes, its 4 days later and the article is
still pretty much the same, but with more references. It should 
go to wiktionary - it is not encyclopedic in any way at all.

Trolling about a friendly environment is just trolling.


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