[WikiEN-l] My favorite Wikipedia article ever

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Jul 7 23:59:54 UTC 2007

Bryan Derksen wrote:

>K P wrote:
>>Here's an article about a crash that didn't happen, to two planes on
>>two different runways, although apparently one is in the take-off line
>>of the other, where there were no injuries or damages to either
>>aircraft that didn't crash into each other, with speculation about a
>>controller error, and no NTSB report yet issued.
>>I love Wikipedia, Britannica eat your hear out.
>One of my old favorites is up for deletion right now, for the fourth
>time, and looks likely to go the way of the dodo this time around.
><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimus_Prime_%28person%29>. Just in time
>for the release of the new Transformers movie, too.
>It was heavily referenced, non-controversial, and a fun little piece of
>trivia. I really don't understand why some editors feel the need to get
>rid of such stuff. There are days that Wikipedia makes me depressed.
I've added my vote.  Perhaps too each previous "keep" decision should 
automatically add two keep votes to a nomination; each "no consensus" 
should add one.

Perhaps we should also ban the use of that great weasel word "obviously" 
from all deletion nomination statements.


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