[WikiEN-l] Corporate vanity policy enforcement
jwales at wikia.com
Sun Oct 1 17:22:20 UTC 2006
David Mestel wrote:
> I don't think that "implied discretion" is a good idea long-term -
> it's better to codify it in policy so that everything is consistent
> and in the open. Apart from anything else, it's kind of inadvertantly
> biting the newbies when stuff happens for reasons which aren't
This is an eloquent expression of ongoing problems with process creep.
Not everything needs to be codified in a strict policy involving a 5 day
One thing to remember is that deletions can be undone. Deleting an
article is really no big deal.
As far as not biting the newbies, well, of course I agree. A kind and
loving template which says "Thanks so much for your submission to
Wikipedia, but it was deleted. Before submitting again, please read
<this>, <that>, and <the other> policy, and if you have questions,
please raise them at <an appropriate page>."
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