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

Mark Gallagher m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au
Fri May 5 10:30:27 UTC 2006

G'day Phil B,

> Please provide links to AfD discussions which contain reasonable arguments
> like those suggested which are not then countered by piled-on "nn, delete"
> entries; even better would be a "nn, delete" replaced with a "keep" as a
> result of listening to reason. I would like to sooth my tortured soul with a
> bit of good-natured discussion...

I've already provided a link: 

Joffa Smith's article is nominated for deletion because his full name 
doesn't get many Google hits.  We see a bunch of regrettable pile-on "nn 
d"-type comments, plus a weird (and bloody stupid) "delete, self-nom" 
(!).  Then we get some experts appearing, one of which is an anon but 
who obviously knows what he's talking about, and they say "but he won 
the Nobel Prize, Anthony!"

To this day I don't know the numerical tally.  There's no reason why I 
shouldn't, it's a short discussion and it would be easy enough to count 
the bold words.  If feeling adventurous, I could even write a script to 
do it.  But *it doesn't matter*, so I've never got 'round to it.  I 
suspect, however, that if we had a silly vote-counting sod attempt to 
close it, they may well be tempted to close it as a "delete" because of 
some irrelevant magic number (50%, 60%, 66%, 67%, 70%, 90%, whatever). 
Fortunately, our admins are *not*, in the main, silly vote-counting 
sods, and the Use Common Sense movement hasn't yet been wiped out.

Mark Gallagher
"What?  I can't hear you, I've got a banana on my head!"
- Danger Mouse

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