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Re: Norms around Deleting Articles

From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:30:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPwaZpVr+FUnN7xMOs-91S88b3qfmLFY82Gi6c+tC99ng9bb0g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I just updated http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Flags/Deletion_Candidatewith
this guideline.

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> wrote:

> Thanks Alex! This is a very reasonable approach.
> +Scott
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> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>wrote:
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>> We've got a nascent procedure for deleting articles, documented at
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Flags/Deletion_Candidate . It
>> defines how you mark an article for deletion, but doesn't say much about
>> what's supposed to happen after that.
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>> Right now we're in the early stages of defining the site, so we all might
>> have different ideas on what should be deleted and what should not.
>> (Incidentally, we may *never *solve this; a debate has been raging on
>> Wikipedia forever between the deletionists and the inclusionists.)  We're a
>> community that prefers norms over rules (
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Pillars), but I think we should
>> make sure our norms are aligned.
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>> Here's my current expectation:
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>> If the page is not clearly spam and there's a primary author of the page
>> (for example, it was created recently by someone) at least *some *effort
>> should be made to involve that person in the deletion discussion before
>> deleting. Failing that, at least getting a quick sanity check "SGTM" from
>> someone on IRC is reasonable before deleting. If the discussion gets more
>> involved, it should move to e-mail.
>>
>> Does that match with what others think?
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>> --Alex
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