User:A412/Essays/Tagging and leaving

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Oftentimes deletionists and drive-by taggers tag an article with as many tags as possible. This, in the long run, just wastes everybody's time.

Background[edit]

There are many, many, many cleanup tags where it would take less than a minute to fix the problem. These include:

  1. {{capitalization}} Just go through the article and apply simple grammar fixes. If you know this is wrong, you can correct it in less than a minute.
  2. {{lead missing}} Can you seriously not take the time to write at least one sentence about the article?
  3. {{uncategorized}} It seriously takes about 30 seconds with HotCat to do this. At least add one category. Especially sad is this tag on BLPs when Category:Living people and Category:xxxx births could be added.
  4. {{metricate}} There are things like {{Convert}} and a ridiculous number more on the internet.

Instead[edit]

Use 30 seconds of your time to fix the article. How do you think people who end up correcting these articles feel? Are you going to be like a bot and repetitively add things? In the end, somebody else (probably combing through the massive backlog you have now created) will use their time dealing with it.