Wikisource talk:Proposed deletion policy

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I've just based this on the policy at the English Wikipedia for now but maybe it needs to be specialised for Wikisource. Feel free to make or suggest changes. Angela 03:55, 13 Jan 2004 (UTC)

We should avoid a lot of rules until the need arises. Although some of the categories are obvious, the membership should feel that it has ownership in the process. I would hope that the people who choose to involve themselves here will have had experience in the WPs of several languages, not all of whose rules are the same. Simply importing something from the English WP, and pretending that it is adopted policy is not very considerate of the community as a whole. Eclecticology 09:11, 13 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Well something has to be here if pages are going to be deleted. I wasn't saying it was set in stone. The point of putting something on the page was so that it could be discussed. You can't just avoid the issue that vandalism will occur that needs to be deleted. Angela 01:45, 14 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Wiktionary has functioned quite well for over a year without a lot of problem over deletion policies. This project and Wiktionary tend to have more restricted scopes, and that perhaps accounts for their having fewer problems. Some NPOV issues have arisen on Wiktionary, but they've always been resolved quickly and amicably. Routine vandalism and nonsense hardly needs discussion. Wikipedia seems to attract a more opinionated and argumentative crowd, often with inflated views about the state of their knowledge. Eclecticology 08:21, 14 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Routine vandalism and nonsense hardly needs discussion if the policy says these may be deleted. I don't see the point in not having a policy, even if all it says is that these will be deleted. Angela 19:54, 14 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Just a proposal?[edit]

18 months later and this is still just a "proposed policy"... I wonder what policy people are using when they delete pages here. Perhaps it's time now to move this back to Wikisource:Deletion policy? Angela 01:37, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

You're right, it should be moved back to Wikisource:Deletion policy. I think this "proposed policy" corresponds well with the reasons given when pages are being deleted here. If nobody objects within a few days this policy should be made official policy here. --Christian S 05:15, 17 May 2005 (UTC)