[WikiEN-l] deletionism in popular culture

Ryan Delaney ryan.delaney at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 16:19:37 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 8:46 AM, David Goodman <dgoodmanny at gmail.com> wrote:

> Come join the talk at deletion review if you think its so easy to
> restore articles. People cant even se ethem to work on  without asking
> an administrator. (though there are some, including myself, who will
> always userify for a good faith editor).
> I think it's more likely that of the 20, not 1, but 10 could be
> rescued--and some have already been, in some cases by merging. Of the
> contested afds, I think that's probably the proportion. since we keep
> fewer than half of the contested ones, we are losing the potential for
> 50 articles a day, 18,000 a year.
> I do not consider that trivial. The deletion of improvable articles
> because the small number of participants at AfD  who are interested
> and willing to rescue them is one of the reasons for people losing the
> interest in Wikipedia. Who after all actually wants to come to
> articles for deletion, but those who want to delete articles.
> David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DGG
I agree. Pure Wiki Deletion is the only permanent solution.

- causa sui

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