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Revision as of 08:14, 5 December 2011 by (reply)
Removal suggested by Russell D. Jones 21:56, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Editorial Council: Case 2011-xxx
A bunch of pointless ramblings and notes. It's going nowhere. Russell D. Jones 21:56, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
- That is often how wiki-articles start. Is the content false? If not its removal runs contrary to the spirit of being a wiki. Someone may flesh it out one day, If we were to delete every article that did not have anyone actively editing it, with the amount of contributors we have, we could safely delete almost 100% of our content. Is that what we want? Wouldn't we better off trying to engage the wiki to lay the grounds for completing this article? There may be almost no Editors, but there are 400 Authors in various states of activity in the History workgroup alone. At one time or another all had the idea that they might like to assist with things like this. David Finn 13:16, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
- As a matter of expertise, a history editor has declared that the content of this article does not merit continuance. As a matter of maintainability, it is eminently more unlikely that CZ will have articles on every town of 10,000 population before the end of the century than it will have articles about the founders of social security. CZ already has approved articles of two of three most important men in the founding of social security in the U.S. and two editors (not authors) who research social insurance. Russell D. Jones 13:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
- You know, our advice to Editors goes something like The best way to keep authors enthusiastic is to explain any editorial decisions clearly and politely, to be (reasonably) responsive to questions, and to be encouraging and constructive in advice and guidance.
- Post to Feedback Requests.
- Post on your workgroup mailing list (link found on the left).
- Ask individual editors for comments. Consult the Workgroups page for lists of authors in different subjects. This might help bring them out of the woodwork, you know. It's something we particularly encourage!
- Editors have agreed to let Citizendium-Editors be used for feedback requests. So, editors, if you want to get input on an article or on a particular content question, you can always ask there.
- Have we really exhausted all the options for this article, and is discussing them really so pointless? And please End your comment with four tide marks ~~~~ This will automatically turn into your signature and time of posting so other users can tell who is talking.
- Finally, please do not delete talkpage comments, even your own. David Finn 14:14, 5 December 2011 (UTC)