[WikiEN-l] [Fwd: Re: Deletion of large pages]

Philippe Beaudette philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 05:58:47 UTC 2008

WP:IAR is - at least in my opinion - an emergency action.  If there's time 
to collaborate and get other opinions, then IAR needs to be invoked 
carefully.  Deleting the main page (to see if it can be done!) was a 
horribly hasty action to take.  Shouldna' happened.  Discipline of some type 
is in order.

I'm not sure if I could advocate a "forever" de-sysop for it, but I'm sure 
thinking long and hard about it.

Who in their right mind thinks "hey!  I wonder if I can delete the main 
page?" and then TRIES it without asking around a bit?

Even with the very best of intentions, this is the type of ill-reasoned 
action that scares the hell out of me.


From: "Tim Starling" <tstarling at wikimedia.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 11:31 PM
To: <wikien-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] [Fwd: Re: Deletion of large pages]

> NavouWiki wrote:
>> Garbage.
>> Desysop east for improving the encyclopedia by technically precluding the
>> deletion of the main page?  The proposal is garbage.
> Desysop East718 for out-of-process deletion of the main page and
> destruction of the page history.
> -- Tim Starling
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