Wikipedia:Sour grapes

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The sweet wine of fairness cannot be squeezed from sour grapes. When an editor seeks to use a community discussion as a platform for retaliation, their opinion should be ignored.

Example[edit]

It is difficult (if not impossible) to show an example of such a case without highlighting individual editors. Therefore, this example is shown without links or references to the article or AFD in question.

Overly technical, nothing but a dicdef. Does not seem expandable. No sources found. Deprodded for no reason by an editor who seems to get his jollies by deprodding me without ever explaining.

In this case, the article in question was nominated for a WP:PROD and that was then contested by another editor. All other arguments aside, the phrase "Deprodded for no reason by an editor who seems to get his jollies by deprodding me without ever explaining" does not belong in the nomination.

The other reasons given in the AFD lead are certainly open for discussion, but wanting to delete because another editor didn't explain why is not a reason to delete.

Further, the contesting editor in this case actually did provide a reason to oppose the deletion before the article was sent to AFD in the article's talk page -- which all comes together to make one cry "sour grapes."