[WikiEN-l] More AfD toxicity

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 17:02:54 UTC 2006

On 2/14/06, Sean Barrett <sean at epoptic.org> wrote:
> > 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 believe you're blurring an important distinction: a stub that does
not demonstrate that its subject matter could be an interesting and
useful article, and an article that is simply not yet interesting and
useful. If I create a stub that says "Magic power is a recently
discovered scientific breakthrough which has been proven to produce
100 times as much energy from a given amount of matter than nuclear
power" it is in the latter category, not the first.

The first category should be wiped, but do you think the second are as
well? There's a policy somewhere about that says that unfinished
articles are to be cherished... [[wikipedia:editing policy]] ?


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