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

Steve Block steve.block at myrealbox.com
Sat May 6 21:09:48 UTC 2006

Phil Boswell wrote:
> geni wrote:
>> On 5/4/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
>>> THEN, some admin comes along and says, gee, the vote is 27-3 to delete,
>>> but frankly, this bridge guy knows what he is talking about, so I am
>>> going to close it with a keep.
>> Not going to happen. There is no way you are going to get 27 people
>> who care enough to  vote delete. With they way AFD is currently set up
>> any significant minority can have the articles they want kept kept in
>> most cases.
>> So all of those "nn, delete" pile-ons are simply a figment of my
>> imagination?
>>> So, what's our bridge guy to do?  Well, one thing he can do is go around
>>> to all the other bridgipedians (great word, huh?) and point it out to
>>> them.    Vote stacking?  Maybe, but don't we prefer that these bridge
>>> people come in and have a say?
>> He could contact the other people who voted on the AFD. Most of them
>> will be prepared to listen to reason.
> You are obviously aware of AfD discussions which have simply escaped my
> notice.
> 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...

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