Template talk:Delete/why

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Discussion moved from User talk:Green Dragon#Template Delete. --Green Dragon 13:04, 11 January 2011 (MST)

I finished my first-brush pass at candidates for deletion category. All-in-all I deleted or removed the deletion tag from over 200 articles! I skipped the campaign settings for now because they have so many sub pages, but that will be my next project.

One thing I noticed when clearing out all those pages was that a lot of them had talk pages by new users asking why we wanted to delete their page. In many cases, I'm guessing that it turned users away from the wiki, because they are trying to learn all these new things then all of the sudden somebody threatens to take it all away. I don't think the use of the deletion template is fully explained anywhere, so I created this to help new users understand that we aren't delete-hungry monsters. If you approve, I can add a link to it within the deletion template.

Another thing I saw is pages that had enough information to be completed, they just weren't completed yet. They aren't usable as is, but I don't think it's right to delete them since there's enough there that someone else could finish it with a little gruntwork. I've started a discussion (so far it's just me) about a possible solution here. (While you're there, I had some ideas on the discussion just above it as well.) JazzMan 05:08, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

I think it's good to give users some answers to potential problems they may encounter with deletion. I think it's good you added it. Also, I responded on the discussions. --Green Dragon 13:04, 11 January 2011 (MST)
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