[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

BJörn Lindqvist bjourne at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 00:32:14 UTC 2006

> If people refused to AfD anything they didn't know anything about (who
> can really say they know anything about my local garage band?), we would
> be deleting a lot less crap, if less good articles. It's all a question
> of trading off false positives for false negatives. I have rarely seen

It used to be that way. It was always considered better to keep a
crappy article than to delete a good one. The deletion policy used to
read "In case of doubt *don't delete*"

> an ignorance-based debate that didn't end up getting closed as a keep,
> or being overturned by DRV.

So you admit the existance of ignorance-based debates on AFD? :)
Sounds like a good reason to get rid of the whole thing. The ignorance
is time-consuming, even for those who do not wish to get involved in
the ignorance debates.

mvh Björn

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