Wikipedia:Avoid repeated arguments

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Repeated arguments[edit]

No one wins a stalemate

As stated in Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in deletion discussions, the AfD process is designed to solicit discussion. Arguing back and forth on positions without providing reasons for the position can become weary to all involved in the discussion. Repeating exactly the same argument over and over can become even more weary and less helpful. Additionally, emotions of editors can begin to heighten during such argumentative states and can sever cooperation among editors. In extreme cases, emotions can lead editors into name-calling, retaliation edits, and other undesirable actions.

While this method can be amusing in cartoons, that amusement does not come to the surface in AfD discussions.

Examples[edit]

  • Delete Not Notable. Daffy 04:01, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep Notable. Bugs 04:02, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete Not Notable. Daffy 04:05, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep Notable. Bugs 04:05, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete Not Notable. Daffy 04:11, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete Not Notable. Bugs 04:12, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep Notable! Fire! Daffy 04:13, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Bang! Huh-huh-huh! Elmer 04:14, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep - As CEO of a major corp. Hunter666 05:44, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Delete Not Notable. Xr45c 09:01, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
    • No, the company has over 500 employees, he must be notable. Hunter666 09:01, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Delete. Fails GNG. Bohbearish 11:15, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
    • No, as the CEO he is notable. Hunter666 11:52, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
      • Why? Sources? Bohbearish 11:58, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
        • He must be considered to have significant impact. Hunter666 12:05, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Delete - No sources to demonstrate impact on the historic record. Salarimam 14:53, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
    • You are obviously wrong. He is the CEO, see the company annual report linked. Hunter666 16:50, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

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