2009/8/11 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>: > 2009/8/11 geni <geni...@gmail.com>: >> 2009/8/10 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>: >>> Hi all, >>> >>> Anyone interested in the below? As I understand it, they want to >>> cover the range of philosophies on Wikipedia - they already have >>> people involved with an inclusionist or middle-ist point of view, but >>> no-one from a deletionist viewpoint. >> >> Could be tricky. Classic deletionism is largely a spent force to the >> point where the deletion/inclusion argument isn't anywhere near the >> conflict it used to be. What do they need from those who take part? >> Heh I would still tend to identify as a deletionist but for somewhat >> different reasons than classic deletionism. > > That's what I was thinking - there are very few people that actually > fall neatly into one of those categories. If they portray Wikipedia as > having a deletion/inclusion divide it will be rather misleading. We've > pretty much reached a consensus on what it means to be notable, it's > just how to apply that to individual cases that gives us material for > our much loved dramas.
>From my (archaic? ;-)) relatively inclusionist PoV (the specific 'camp' with which I most closely identified/y was "eventualism"), I consider the prevailing attitude on enwiki to be rather more deletionist than it was in the "early days" ('02-'04); the 2005-6 period was considerably more deleitionist still, certainly, and we've relented from that to an extent, but mostly in the form of subject beach-heads combined with draconian rules for the unwary (the CSAs in particular); I feel that the enwiki community at large is slowly drifting further towards the inclusionist mentality, but at the same time, away from the eventualist PoV, which the CSAs undermines. A proper consideration of this multi-dimensionality could be interesting for community members, but (a) difficult to put across, and (b) not necessarily as interesting, to outsiders. J. -- James D. Forrester jdforres...@wikimedia.org | jdforres...@gmail.com [[Wikipedia:User:Jdforrester|James F.]] _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org