[WikiEN-l] Cruft

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Wed May 3 07:54:47 UTC 2006

Jesse W wrote:
> On May 3, 2006, at 12:18 AM, Pete Bartlett wrote:
>>>> We're not hunting down newbies and forcing them to participate in
>>>> deletion discussions.
>>> Yes, we are, every time we nominate one of their articles.
>> I know we already put {{afd}} tags on pages, but I think it should be
>> mandatory to alert article creators on their talk page that an afd
>> has been started on their article.
> Er. [[WP:OWN]]?  Images are an exception, as nearly all images are the 
> work of one or two people at most.  Articles are not.  Articles can, 
> and often are, watched.  Wikipedians ought to pay attention to their 
> watchlists if they wish to express opinions about their contributions.

More often than not, people who have made major contributions to an
aritcle will have some knowledge on the subject, and their input will be

>> It is amazing how often AfD debates
>> do not benefit from the opinion of the original creator.
> It is not amazing.  Most people do not feel the need to continue to 
> respond to questions about their contributions to Wikipedia after they 
> have contributed them.  This is unsurprising.
> I throughly oppose a requirement to notify people who have expressed 
> (through not using their watchlists) a desire not to continue 
> discussing their contributions.

How many articles are on your watchlist? Do /you/ check every edit that
appears on your watchlist?

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