Kinda surprised he went with "Sockpuppet" instead of "Conflict of Interest" in the last panel. :P
And I'd usually agree with the deletion reasoning (the one given under the comic), but it's enforced way too arbitrarily in my eyes. Wikipedia is full of trivia articles, stubs and lists that aren't deleted. And not just because they weren't nominated. Random browsing shows me that, for example, "List of problems solved by MacGyver
" was kept by consensus
. Personally, I'm quite happy that it was kept (I loooove Wikipedia for its weird lists and trivia articles), but it makes me go "Huh?" when compared to some deletions such as the "webcomic purge" from back then. I'm really no Wikipedia pro, but I think they need some more consistent goalposts instead of establishing custom rules for each class of articles ("Websites and -comics will only be kept if there was a non-trivial mention in a notable news outlet, and the site or comic itself shouldn't be used as a source. But lists of fictional elements
or MacGyver problem solutions are fine as long as the parent concept is notable in some way and it's more than just a plot summary. Sourcing is no problem - we'll just cite the series/episode itself!").
In the end, meh. I stopped caring about Wikipedia politics and rule discussions a long time ago (for the sake of my sanity and because internet discussions are so incredibly time-intensive), so as long as they keep at least some of their senseless trivia, I'll be reasonably happy, I guess ;)