[WikiEN-l] My favorite Wikipedia article ever

John Lee johnleemk at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 10:07:41 UTC 2007

On 7/8/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> 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.

1. AfD is not a vote;
2. Admins who count votes should not be closing AfDs.
3. An objective vote count is rarely an accurate gauge of whether an article
ought to be kept or deleted; admins should be taking into account other
factors like AfDs when they gauge the consensus of the debate.


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