[WikiEN-l] Speedy deletions

Mark Wagner carnildo at gmail.com
Mon May 22 17:12:51 UTC 2006

On 5/21/06, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I do everything I can to keep image copyright-related questions away
from anything resembling an open poll, because such polls frequently
generate a result that contravenes copyright law, Wikipedia site
policy, or both.


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