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Deletion review for Wikipedia::Wikipedia Art

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Wikipedia::Wikipedia Art. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedy-deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. •••Life of Riley (TC) 06:46, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

According to Administrator Conduct, Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Administration

“Administrators are expected to lead by example and to behave in a respectful, civil manner in their interactions with others.”

This section also states that:

“Administrators are accountable for their actions involving administrator tools, and unexplained administrator actions can demoralize other editors who lack such tools. Subject only to the bounds of civility, avoiding personal attacks, and reasonable good faith, editors are free to question or to criticize administrator actions. Administrators are expected to respond promptly and civilly to queries about their administrative actions and to justify them when needed.”

In addition,

“administrators should ensure they are reasonably neutral parties when they use the tools”.

In light of these guidelines, I found your conduct regarding the Wikipedia Art page AfD discussion to be non-neutral, disrespectful, and out of line. The AfD discussion was meaningful, active, and important to the editors involved. In lieu of addressing editors’ real concerns in a neutral and diplomatic fashion, you Speedy Deleted the page and in the Review commented the following:

“The article was egregiously stupid, and the only people voting to keep it seemed to be new editors who were undoubtedly involved with the article’s creation. There is no discussion necessary on silly little experiments like this.”

Not only does this comment reveal an aggressive bias, it constitutes a disrespectful, uncivil personal attack on the authors and the editors who were genuinely engaged in a nuanced discussion. Perhaps you did not appreciate the nuances of the debate, nor its importance to the editors, who were engaging the very nature of what Wikipedia is and contested interpretations of its stated guidelines. Considering this lack of appreciation, I question the neutrality of your use of the speedy deletion tool, based on the language used in your comment in the Deletion Review. Shane Mecklenburger (talk) 10:07, 15 February 2009 (UTC)