[WikiEN-l] Speedy deletions

Peter Ansell ansell.peter at gmail.com
Sun May 21 07:57:04 UTC 2006

On 5/21/06, Tony Sidaway <f.crdfa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not really.  For some reason fair use deletion are pretty
> controversial and I doubt very much whether we'd delete many of them
> if we relied on straw polls.  So we have a speedy for them because,
> basically, there are a lot of people on Wikipedia who are willing to
> pack a straw poll but not willing to do the thinking necessary to make
> a reasonable decision.

I may be naive, but I think it is going over the top to generalise
straw polls as unreasonable just because they come up with different
decisions to what you expect.

> Absolutely.  What we *mustn't* do is delete good articles.  Crappy
> articles we can live without and we should be happily deleting them.

Is that crappy in how they look, or in their encyclopedic value.


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