[WikiEN-l] Schools again

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:39:48 UTC 2007

On 7/10/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Jul 2007 20:10:03 -0700, "George Herbert"
> <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> >As one of the inclusionists willing to compromise on this issue, I
> >object to that.  There were plenty enough people in the middle for a
> >compromise to work.  The rhetoric from the extremist-seeming
> >deletionists sunk the various compromise attempts time and time again.
> Sorry, but that's not how I remember it.  The lengthy debate over
> [[WP:SCHOOLS]] was torpedoed mainly by a small number of people who
> flatly refused to consider anything other than "all schools are
> inherently notable".  No merge was acceptable, no deletion was
> acceptable, however atrocious the article, they stated as an article
> of faith that every school merited an article.
> I don't recall a *single* deletionist raising any argument that was as
> dogmatic as those raised by the few militant inclusionists.

Well, ok, but I don't remember anyone who was more than briefly active
in the debates and who was to my left on the issue, and I proposed the
merge-with-communities middle ground repeatedly in several of the many
debates we've had on the topic.

I never had any problems on my left.  It was entirely with people
insisting that they had the right to out and out delete stuff rather
than letting us merge appropriately.

"schools are inherently notable" is a belief I hold.  It is NOT
equivalent to "...and every school should have its own independent
article", which I do not hold.  There are a few people who believe
that; they were a fringe minority in the debates.

Want to make a run at another attempt at putting up a policy, since we
all seem to have a happy middle ground here?

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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