Welcome to WikiProject Deletion sorting. Some
Wikipedians have formed a
project to create a workable system for Deletion sorting, which has evolved into a complementary way of organizing deletion discussions (e.g. they are organized into topical lists in addition to their normal organization by date alone).
Do not recruit meatpuppets. It is considered highly inappropriate to advertise Wikipedia articles to your friends, family members, or communities of people who agree with you for the purpose of coming to Wikipedia and supporting your side of a debate. If you feel that a debate is ignoring your voice, then the appropriate action is to
seek comments and involvement from other Wikipedians, or pursue
dispute resolution. These are well-tested processes, designed to avoid the problem of exchanging bias in one direction for bias in another.
This project involves
transcluding AFD discussions in category specific pages, that makes it easier for people find a topic they have knowledge and interest in. In the past, and still in most cases presently, these discussions are organized solely by date. At one time this level of structure was adequate, because there were sufficiently few deletions that a person could review most of them on a daily basis while still contributing as a Wikipedian. However,
Articles for deletion has grown far beyond human scale, with a throughput now approaching 1,000 pages per week and rising quickly. This has the effect of separating deletion debates from the healthy process of encyclopedia-building. It is hoped that a workable system for categorized deletion, which will bring deletion debates to the attention of editors active in relevant topical areas, will alleviate these problems.
User:Enterprisey/delsort – Enterprisey's deletion sorting script. Adds a link to unobtrusively prompt the user for a category, then automatically add a notice to the discussion and list the discussion. (No list editing required!)
re-signing My focus is on WikiProject notification of pending deletions via AFD and PROD processes. Where such activity overlaps with the Deletion sorting infrastructure, I utilize it. My "desktop" for this activity is located
here. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:02, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Replyreply