[WikiEN-l] deletionism in popular culture

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 09:56:37 UTC 2009

Steve Bennett wrote:
> On 10/3/09, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Actually, there is one in there that strikes me as valid: the shield-mate
>> one. I know I've read about the idea before in multiple contexts, and
>> there's the obvious historical example of the Sacred Band. I don't know if
>> it's *correct*, and it looks like no one has ventured into academia for some
>> sources so deletion is likely, but that's far from a clear case.
> Ok, here's a hypothetical. Let's say out of any twenty given AfD's
> that close as "delete", it turns out we get one "wrong". Is that
> acceptable? Deletion is hardly the end of the world in itself...

How about I raise you one and say we might have got
*two* wrong out of 20?

Personally I am on the fence about the article about
replicas of the White House. Most likely the decision
to delete is valid, but it is very certainly a threshold


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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