[WikiEN-l] Bill Knapp's slaughter

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 01:59:36 UTC 2006

On 10/27/06, Gregory Kohs <thekohser at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Or, is everyone on such a red-alert for spam
> (even of companies that are now bankrupt and out of operation), that this
> will be the standard procedure?

Because of the way recentchanges and special:newpages work most
tagging is necessarily concentrated on the most recent additions.

Perhaps someday we will have more powerful workflow automation which
allows us to tell if a change has been audited other than by means of
how recent it is... but until then.

And besides, quick action often gives the contributor a chance to
respond and provide the missing and needed information.  Had we not
noticed the page for another day it's quite possible that the original
contributor would be logged off, not to notice the proposed deletion
or the talk page notice for weeks, and by then the page would already
have been deleted.

You call this adversarial, but to me it just appears to be prudence.

And seriously, a bankrupt and out of business company?  Is it such a
tall order to ask people to assert notability?

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