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

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Mon May 8 21:05:29 UTC 2006

On 5/8/06, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> * Delete, subject is not appropriate for an encyclopedia.
> * Keep, subject _is_ appropriate for an encyclopedia.
> which is about as subjective a standard as you can get.  We can
> certainly appoint someone to judge the relative arguments and decree
> an outcome, but the question is fundamentally one of differing
> perceptions of what Wikipedia should strive to be, not one of simply
> applying existing policy.

Perhaps it should be more "subject is not appropriate for *this*
encyclopaedia *at this time*". There may come a time when Wikipedia
has 40,000,000 articles, including in depth articles on  tens of
thousands of garage bands. At such a time, it may be appropriate to
include them.

Just another thought - could we consider forcing an AfD to be a
fact-finding mission about a single question? That is, the nominator
asserts that the subject is not notable. The comments should all be
about the notability of the subject - if a cogent argument can be made
that the subject is notable, then it should be kept. Remarks about
verifiability, spelling etc would then be kept out of that discussion.


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