[WikiEN-l] We need a policy against vote-stacking

Molu loom91 at yahoo.com
Fri May 5 07:44:27 UTC 2006

Hell, no! That's an extremely bad idea in a long history of bad ideas. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia *written by a community*. You can't ignore the community component, or there would be no Wikipedia. It's because the community take the decisions around here that Nupedia is long dead and gone while Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in the world. Transferring the power of making deletion decisions to a small committee that's not even elected will be another bad blow to "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit". AfDCom probably won't be a good idea even if they were elected.

    On Thu, 04 May 2006 18:14:27 -0400, Ben McIlwain wrote:

  "The AfdCom members would be
appointed, NOT elected. I don't even want to think of how messy a
voting situation would be ... many, many votes would be based on
members' past decisions on specific subject area Afds rather than an
actual objective analysis of the merit of that person."

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