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Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Making Broad Judgments About the Worthiness of a General Category of Article, and Who Are in Favor of the Deletion of Some Particularly Bad Articles, but That Doesn't Mean They Are Deletionists


Est omnino difficile iudicare inclusionis meritum cuiusdam rei in encyclopædia cum ratio sciendi quid populi referat incerta sit, sed nihilominus aliquid encyclopædiam dedecet

It is generally difficult to judge the worthiness of a particular topic for inclusion in an encyclopedia considering that there is no certain way to know what interests people, but some topics nevertheless are not fit for an encyclopedia.

This motto reflects the desire of these Wikipedians to be reluctant, but not entirely unwilling, to remove articles from Wikipedia.

Despite all attempts at privatization, it turns out that there are some things that don't want to be owned.
Music, water, seeds, electricity, ideas--they keep bursting out of the confines erected around them.
They have a natural resistance to enclosure, a tendency to escape, to cross-pollinate,
to flow through fences, and flee out open windows.
Naomi Klein, Fences and Windows

Some thoughts[edit]

  • "Wikipedia guidelines are like scripture: somewhere in the labyrinthine network of rules, you can find support for any position." S Marshall[1]
  • Inclusionism and Deletionism: "A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me." Mercutio
  • "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
  • "The best is the enemy of the good." Voltaire, La Bégueule (1772).
  • "We are blessed to be living in an age when we have a global communications network in which idiots, assholes, and total and complete wastes of fucking human life alike can come together to give instant feedback in an unfettered and unmonitored online environment." The Onion.
  • Adler's Laws of Wikipedia
  • "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." Ripley.
  • "Our social policies are not a suicide pact." Jimmy Wales, March 2005.
  • "I find your lack of [good] faith disturbing.".[2] The Wordsmith.
  • "'Notability purges' are being executed throughout Wikipedia by empire-building, wannabe tin-pot dictators masquerading as humble editors."[3]
  • "[There are] significant differences between Wikipedia members and non-Wikipedia members in agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness, which were lower for the Wikipedia members."[4]
  • "A small fraction of editors —Wikipedians— do most of the work and produce most of the value."[5]
  • "I don't think banishing users when their block log reaches a magic number teaches anybody anything except that it pays to keep cycling identities if you ever do get a block." MickMacNee[6]
  • "[T]he consensus of the [Wikipedia] community is that WP should be a storage place for all published information in case there is a nuclear war, gigantic solar flare, or alien invasion and all the rest of the Internet and all libraries are destroyed leaving WP alone to preserve human civilisation." Steve Dufour[7]
  • "Many Wikipedia contributors are out of their element. The foundation of the project is academic publishing, but very few people who are actively involved (or addicted, if you will) have the qualifications to be part of such an environment." A Horse With No Name, Wikipedia Review.
  • "Let's make a wiki. No, this is not an indecent proposal. It's an idea to add a little feature to Nupedia. Jimmy Wales thinks that many people might find the idea objectionable, but I think not. "Wiki," pronounced \wee'-kee\, derives from a Polynesian word, "wikiwiki," but what it means is a VERY open, VERY publicly-editable series of web pages." Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:50:32
  • "Wikipedia is up! Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes. --Larry" Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:16:25
  • "None of this is to say that the Nupedia wiki will replace the main encyclopedia; of course it won't. But will be an interesting ancillary endeavor!" --LarrySanger, 17 Jan 2001
  • "As Wikipedia has grown, it has become increasingly clear that it functions as a necessary layer in the Internet knowledge system, a layer that was not needed in the analog age." Casper Grathwohol, OUP, Jan 2011
  • "Others ... thought the first thing to do was eliminate all worthless books. They would ... leaf disgustedly through a volume, and condemn entire walls of books. It is to their hygenic, asetic rage that we lay the senseless loss of millions of volumes." Borges on the "Purifiers" in The Library of Babel, 1941.
  • "So why are you so soft now Fences? Why are you so soft now. You used to be stronger." An anonymous admirer.

My editing[edit]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 47835
Edits+Deleted 50395
Pages deleted 1616
Revisions deleted 279
Pages restored 133
Pages protected 239
Pages unprotected 3
Protections modified 17
Users blocked 311
Users reblocked 22
Users unblocked 18
User rights modified 2
Users created 1

Significant edits[edit]

  • Bold: I wrote all or the bulk of the article
  • Italics: Deprodded
  • Life Preserver.svg: Was at AfD or had been deleted


2009 G-20 London summit protests · Ali Miraj · Ali Qanso · Altaf Hussain · Andrew LanderyouLife Preserver.svg · Animals Count · A.S.P Liyanage · The Blah! Party · Bosnia and Herzegovina – Romania relationsLife Preserver.svg · Boston Bypass Independents · Template:British political parties · British war crimes · Campaign for a New Workers' Party · Carlos Flores Dueñas · Charles A. Hurley · Church of the Militant Elvis Party · The Common Good (political party) · Community Action Party · Community Group · The Community Group (London Borough of Hounslow) · Dave Cooke · David Noakes · Death of Ian Tomlinson · Democratic Labour Party (UK) · Democratic Left (UK) · Democratic Party (UK, 1998) · Dominic Cummings · Dominic Delaney · Donald J. Trump Presidential Library · Dyab Abou Jahjah · Edward A. McCabe · Equal Parenting Alliance · For Darwen · Francoist Catalonia · George Leeman · George Tremlett · Hands Off the People of IranLife Preserver.svg · Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke · Independent Working Class Association · John George Smyth (1815–1869)· John Henry Smyth · Kosovo je Srbija · Leila Deen · Len McCluskey · Lincolnshire Independents · List of political parties in the United Kingdom · List of protests in the United Kingdom · Llais Gwynedd · Lung Ying-tai · Make Politicians History · Malaysia–Venezuela relations · Michael Foster (agent) · Mike Granatt · Morecambe Bay Independents · Nancy Agag · National Health Action Party · The New Party (United Kingdom) · New Politics Network · Nina Temple · Norman Scarth · Northern Party · Paul N. CyrLife Preserver.svg · Peace Party (UK) · Pensioners Party (England) · Peter Craine · Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom · Pro-Euro Conservative Party · Publican Party · Reina Lawrence · Robin Tilbrook · Sang Nguyen · Senior Citizens Party · Sheila Hollins · Teresa Sayward.

Arts and media[edit]

9/11 humorLife Preserver.svg · Alisar Ailabouni · Alisha Klass · Amber D · And Thereby Hangs a Tale · Andy MuirheadLife Preserver.svg · Andy Riley · Ann Dusenberry · The Arcadian Kicks · Asef Ala Al Izaag · Asma lmnawar · Caitlin Rose · Charlotte Green · Charlotte Spencer (actress) · Corinne Luchaire · Cyrine Abdelnour · David Yelland (journalist) · The Dolly Rockers · Dominic Frisby · Donogh Rees · Down in the Willow GardenSymbol question.svgDYK) · Elgaland-VargalandLife Preserver.svg · Ellie Levenson · Freddy McConnell · Frederik Lauesen · Jack of Diamonds (song) · Jacky RowlandLife Preserver.svg · James Lansdale Hodson · Jarunee Suksawat · Je t'aime... moi non plus · Jenny Slate · Jeremy Theobald · Joana and the Wolf · Jodi Martin · John Mulholland (journalist) · Joseph Greco · Josh Caterer · Julie Estelle · Katharine Ross · Katie Aselton · Kevin Colson · Kids Love Lies · Leïla Karam · Len Pennie · Liu Xiaoqing · Marcel McCalla · Meena Durairaj · Mija (DJ) · Mumzy Stranger · NewsTilt · Nick Ede · Nil Lara · Nudity in music videosLife Preserver.svg · Patrick Ensor · Pooky Quesnel · The Quiet · Ramdane Touhami · Randall Winston · The Ropes · The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer · She Keeps Bees · The Siege of Trencher's Farm · Simon Merrells · Sixteen Reasons · Slow cinema · Small Wonder (essays) · Sophie Madeleine · Sophie Merry · Stephen Benatar · The Story of Marie and JulienSymbol support vote.svg · Susie Boniface · Syang · Tim Dowling · Tootsie Guevara · Unsimulated sex in filmLife Preserver.svg · Valarie Pettiford · Villa des Roses · Vlatko Ilievski · Warm-up comedian · Whitney Cummings · Zafar Nozim · Zizi Adel.


-omics · Annals of Science · Black Student Movement · Bharat Aggarwal · Charles Vacanti · Cloyd H. Marvin · Co-trainingLife Preserver.svg · Dietary Inflammatory Index (split from Inflammation) · Dry needling · Emad Alnemri · Ethan Siegel · Evolution of nervous systems · Evolutionary neuroscience · Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 · Gonçalo Abecasis · Human evolution · Iomazenil · Jeff D. Leach · Jesse Bullowa · Joan Ruderman · Journal of Internal Medicine · Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome · Lloyd Hartman Elliott · Mask of la Roche-Cotard · Melanie Lee · Nick Hillman · The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials · Open access publishing · Open peer review · Peer review · Robert Atkins (nutritionist) · Robert Tuttle Morris · Rudolf Amann · S. Blair Hedges · Sapienic acid · Sara Dolnicar · Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 variants · Sense About Science · Sex after pregnancy · Sodium phenylbutyrate · Stigler's law of eponymy · Surgical scissors · Thomas H. Carroll · Thomas McKeown (physician) · Tom Rapoport · VDM Publishing · Viral culture · Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics · William Leap · William Mather Lewis · Wound licking.


Chris Paciello · Disappearance of Maura MurrayLife Preserver.svgSymbol support vote.svg · Gerald Friend · Internet homicideLife Preserver.svg · John Cannan · John Childs (murderer) · John Worboys · Jury tampering · Lawyers in Singapore · M25 cat killer · Mickey FeatherstoneLife Preserver.svg · Murder of Jeffrey Howe · Peter Righton · Richard Belmar · Tyler poison gas plot · William Jacques · Yoshinori Watanabe.


Cape Verde–Guinea Bissau relations · Church End, Brent · Cricklewood · Doueir · Hickory Ground · Jharia · Liahavichy CastleLife Preserver.svg · Marimallappa High School · Niland Geyser · Oldmeldrum · The Old Zoo · Railway town · Sitomagus · Tourism in the Palestinian territories · Wanlip.

Sports and games[edit]

1967 South Vietnam Independence Cup · Benik AfobeLife Preserver.svg · Brian Anderson (skateboarder) · Deidre Anderson · Draughts · European Speedrunner Assembly · The Game (mind game) · Horacio Esteves · John Evans (GAA manager) · José González (wrestler) · Links 386 Pro · Marathon#Wheel chair division · Marco Polo (game) · Oliver Ford · Séamus Murphy · Shane Flanagan · Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse · Spud (game) · Tag (game) · Thumb war · Timmy O'Neill · Travis Lee (wrestler) · Wally Kirika · Willie Williams (athlete) · Word chain.


American Research GroupLife Preserver.svg · David Abell (businessman) · Dermott Rowan · Eating your own dog food · First-e Group · Gem Spa · Hodge Jones & Allen · Hugh "Skip" McGee IIILife Preserver.svg · Inside Airbnb · Jennifer Arcuri · Light Reading · Loida Nicolas-Lewis · Lori Fena · Minipreço · Online vettingLife Preserver.svg · Pierre Lamond · R. Donahue Peebles · RealtyTracLife Preserver.svg · Robert L. Fornaro · Sarma Melngailis · Starbucks · Stephen Hinchliffe · Theranos · Vestergaard Frandsen · W H Grindley · Yong Wook Jun.

Other people[edit]

Alev Croutier · Alistair MacDonald · Andrew HaldaneLife Preserver.svg · Ann Jordan · Ann Jungman · Antonina Liedtke · Bow Sim Mark · Christopher Haase · Cynthia Heimel · Cyrus K. Bettis · Diane Kunz · Edward T. Barry · Eunice Newton Foote · Greg Landau · Hervé Biausser · J Hutton Pulitzer · James A. Brander · James D. Robinson III · Jack Beatson · Janjua Rajput · Jeremy Cooke · Jon Entine · Lesley Gill · Lou D'Angeli · Lloyd Pye · Marianne Maderna · Mike Guzovsky · Patrick Reynolds (actor) · Peggy Noland · Richard Bausch · Sayed Hassan Amin · Tom Anderson · Wlodzimierz Ksiazek.


Category:Animal migration · Category:Astrobiologists · Category:Australian Labor Party · Category:Cystic fibrosis · Category:Espionage in China · Category:Fictional diaries · Category:Herding · Category:Leaves · Category:Medicine and health in fiction · Category:Peer learning · Category:Peer-to-peer · Category:Political parties in the United Kingdom · Category:Raw foodism · Category:Space in fiction · Category:Water guns · Category:Water toys.


1973 Paris Air Show crash · Abdomenizer · Alcohol and spaceflight · Anthrax hoaxes · Egg and chipsLife Preserver.svgSymbol question.svgDYK · Cello scrotum · Daesun Jinrihoe · Dearne Advanced Learning Centre · Google Fast Flip · Google Sidewiki · Ham sandwich · Hamlin's Wizard Oil · Herman cake · Honda CR250M · Irene (ketch) · Kilroy was here · Like (Facebook) · List of people executed for homosexuality in Europe · Miscarriage · Moll DyerLife Preserver.svg · Nutcracker · Oi (interjection) · Sex toy partyLife Preserver.svg · Star people (New Age belief) · StorifyLife Preserver.svg · Taejonggyo · Tongue rolling · Torture garden (fetish club) · Tough love · Triplophysa longipectoralis · Underwater basket weaving · War Before Civilization · WeixinismSymbol question.svgDYK).

Wikipedia space[edit]

Five essays, Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion is not a war zone, Wikipedia:Signatures of living persons, Wikipedia:Our social policies are not a suicide pact, Wikipedia:Potentially unreliable sources, and Wikipedia:Reactions to... articles; a guideline, Wikipedia: Notability (events); and an information page, Wikipedia:Main Page history. Added several entries to Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia. Template:Relevance and scope.

Some deprods

Kim Sang Kyung, The Resurrection (play), FilmOn, Technocrane, WarBirds, Leonard Padilla, Everything's Cool (film), HealthBoards, Chrapliwy v. Uniroyal, Valley Mill Camp, Guillaume de Fondaumière, Net reproduction rate, Pig scramble, Syncplicity, Al Parish, Amr Mostafa, Oliver Huntemann, Violence in Pakistan 2006-09, Brain Warp, A. M. Schreyer, The Dharma, We Fell to Earth, Chris Smith (writer), National Forest Foundation, The Opera House (nightclub), The Bandwagon Club, EduLinux, Le French May, Villanos, Ouanani vote etnik, Tallan Latz, ExcelAire, The Gregg Reference Manual, Faccenda Group, Walt Stack, Ocean of Pearls, HITEC City, Roy Maloy, Scott Flansburg, Tigers That Talked, Jackie Hamilton, Sandra Seacat, Jerusalem AIDS Project, Wet Confetti, Start Desenhos Animados, Naïve New Beaters, Holt International Children's Services, Chem-Dry, Alix Bauer, Pro-Euro Conservative Party, Metababy, Green End Primary School, Fasouri Watermania, Alev Croutier, No Hair Day, Benrus, CCJ Juarez, Association of Hispanic Arts, Rack 'Em, Murder of Yngve Raustein, Life Technologies, GENIE (junyi), Arthrob, Roja Kootam, Pet First Aid, Salvatore Scibona, Young Adolf, Gum Wall, Skate video, Land Walker, R. Zulueta da Costa, A Book from the Sky, Copley Plaza, Beverly Aadland, Thujaplicin, Bryan Perro, Amos Daragon, Solution stack, Lathe of Heaven (film), PacketVideo, Yellow Rage, Libre (Sébastien Izambard album), Outlaw Heaven, J Vineyards, Hampton Jazz Festival, Talk of Angels, Nuke and pave, MediaStorm, Mo Afzal, List of very light jet operators, Doe Network, Dennis Herrera, Camp Bestival, White Stuff Clothing, Vision Street Wear, Foreclosure consultant, Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, Eastborn, Victor Gischler, One-dollar salary, Los Dynamite, Tatango, List of landlocked US states, Findo Gask (band), Independent Ballet Wales, Yunioshi, Physical abuse, Development Dimensions International, Paul Silk, Team William, Lobster (magazine), Vent-Axia, Lil' O, Margaret Harrison, C.C. Chapman, Against Therapy, God Save the Queen (band), AtomshipDown, Bones Brigade, Tin Huey, Norae Undong, Malaysia–Venezuela relations, Latin Alternative, La Tropa F, Varsity Fanclub, On The Issues Magazine, Musto (company), Toe Jam Puppet Band, José Mollá, Home Run Inn, Tijuana Makes Me Happy, All Together Now (book), The Puttermans, Allsaints (clothing), Asef Ala Al Izaag, Marie Carmen, Fan-funded music, Gravy train, Massimo Carello, Ghetto latte, Jan Fennell, Wendy Spero, Recreational walks in Norfolk, Alliance Youth, Sweet Potato Queens, Isa100.11a, Clipper Victor, Omega Point (Tipler), Abdomenizer, List of music featured on Doctor Who, First-e Group, Battant (Besançon), A1101 road, 5 A Day Adventures, Jagunço, Chris Paciello, Observational comedy, Erol Gelenbe, Terra Deva, Nicholas Hotton III, Tab Mix Plus, Cord (band), Real-time web, Peter von Frantzius, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Cancer screening, 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods, The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality, T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G,, Sarcasm mark, Erasmus (Dune), Camp Galileo, John Saunders (chess player), Bay City (Metro Manila), Zengid dynasty, List of people involved with Babylon 5, Outline of San Marino, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Matt Bishop, AccuRadio, High and Mighty (clothing), Amante de lo Ajeno, Jodi Martin, Plain Jane Automobile, LUGNET, Malay Wikipedia, Annalee Newitz, Greenwood Technologies, José Carioca, The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, Powabyke, Jon Cooper, Josh Caterer

Imaginary friends[edit]

Tracey and Smoke encounter a dangerous wild animal

Smoke is an invisible dragon,[dubious - discuss] who will only communicate with Tracey Simmons, aged 3, and often acts to cause Simmons to get into trouble with her parents.[citation needed] Adults generally[who?] refuse to believe that Smoke exists, citing the non-existence of invisible dragons,[1] although Tracey's friends at nursery say they have heard Smoke. Scientists as yet are unable to explain the phenomenon.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Sagan, Carl (1996). "The Dragon in My Garage". The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Headline. ISBN 0747251568.
  1. User:Fences and windows · talk
  1. NPP backlog
  2. New pages from a month ago
  3. Untagged deadend pages
  4. Water on Mars. Help editing using this collection and the Czech WP translation
  5. Rewrite Homelessness in popular culture. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Homelessness in popular culture
  6. Add images to Category:People_by_nationality (3 subcategories deep). Done Armenia (done Argentine up to J, skipped American people, Some of Australia (Al), skipped rest). Also Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people and Category:Geography of the United Kingdom (using Geograph)
  7. Hard and soft drugs - in need of improvement/merge debate. Source definitions and uses of terms.
  8. Wound licking - edit to get to Good article status. Put salivary components in a table: User:Fences_and_windows/Wound_licking_table
  9. Clean-up and expand article on Medical journals, Serials crisis, etc.
  10. Expand Name-dropping
  11. Abortion and Ethics of abortion. Source more articles, and include.
  12. Human genetic engineering - needs heavy cleanup
  13. Improve Zoopharmacognosy
  14. Chav - add more on etymology/folk etymologies
  15. Improve Hiccup
  16. Work on Wikipedia:Article incubator/Protest in the United Kingdom. Create Policing of protests? Work on update to Police stop, search, detention and arrest powers in the United Kingdom
  17. Rewrite Scientific imperialism - sources on talk page
  18. Improve German-Libyan relations
  19. Detail Jullu Yadav in main 2008 Mumbai attacks article using info in AfD discussion.
  20. Improve PureVolume using sources on AfD.
  21. Improve Holistic moms network using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Holistic moms network
  22. Improve Human Givens using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Human Givens
  23. Improve Toyetic
  24. Find sources for Urban legends about illegal drugs and improve.
  25. Sort out Brent divisions.
  26. Rewrite Donnie Keshawarz using sources at AfD.
  27. Improve TeeKay-421 using sources at AfD.
  28. Improve Development hell using sources at AfD.
  29. Create Celebrity depictions on South Park using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of celebrities on South Park.
  30. Keep improving Multiregional origin of modern humans. Use sources at User:Fences and windows/Multiregional
  31. Improve David Friedman (composer) using Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/David Friedman (composer)
  32. Improve Cyprus–Malta relations using Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cyprus–Malta relations
  33. Expand Religion and geography stub.
  34. Rewrite and expand Cancer screening
  35. Improve Electromagnetic theories of consciousness using Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Electromagnetic_theories_of_consciousness
  36. Write about fertilisation by proxy in Sperm competition
  37. Deprod list e.g. User:SDPatrolBot/prodResults
  38. Improve Motor control and related articles.
  39. User:Fences and windows/WikiProject After
  40. User:Fences and windows/My thoughts
  41. Viral culture
  42. Marxist Group (Germany), Pundit (expert), Fetish fashion, First class travel
  43. User:Fences and windows/Alien language
  44. Add info about Teggie, a Nessie-like monster, to Bala Lake
  45. User:Fences_and_windows/Dentists'_chair
  46. Create Robin Liss?
  47. Search for "" as a way to find crap.
  48. List of actors considered for the James Bond character
  49. Jay Yadav, see AfD.
  50. Project Enterprise
  51. André de France, see AfD.
  52. David Trosch
  53. Sony BDP-S1
  54. Covisint, see AfD.
  55. Kelly Bell, see AfD.
  56. Alex Roots
  57. GeneMark
  58. Immigrant criminality, see talk.
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