[WikiEN-l] Corporate vanity policy enforcement

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 23:50:11 UTC 2006

On 10/1/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> 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
> voting procedure.

This would be why we have prod.

> One thing to remember is that deletions can be undone.  Deleting an
> article is really no big deal.

If you are not an admin it is.

> 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>."

Cold and impersonal.

If admins are going to operate outside the system it hardly seems
acceptable to comunicate to those they effect as if they were part of
such a sytem. No statements about personalised deletions should be
personalised in term.


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