This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was Trash compactor. - Sikon 13:40, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
The name "votes for deletion" emphasizes the wrong idea that not only are votes the preferred method for gathering consensus (which they aren't), but they're binding by the vote count, which is the single determining factor. This was the reasoning behind Wikipedia's decision to rename "Votes for deletion" to "Articles for deletion".
However, as we put templates, categories and other pages on VFD, not just articles, I suggest renaming it to Pages for deletion. - Sikon 15:03, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Added: on second thought, as pointed out on IRC:
<GreenTentacle> LucidFox: I'd actually prefer a name which indicates more than just deletion.
<GreenTentacle> It could be used to propose merges a lot more.
I agree with this in principle, but I'd just like to ask: what other clear way do we have for determining consensus? I think voting at least gives us a definite breakdown of what the consensus is, and if there is one. And pretty much everything is going to come down to a vote at some point anyway. At least that's how I see it. So, for reiteration, if voting isn't the "preferred method", what is? Wildyoda 05:17, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Discussion. Compromises. - Sikon 06:25, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
I got it! PUS. Pages Under Scrutiny. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:48, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
I like the Pages Under Scrutiny concept. Thinking of something SW-related: Pages Requiring Code Clearance (eh...) or Senate Proposals (better). - Esjs(Talk) 22:12, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Or maybe CommitteeMitteeMittee! Senate Proposals sounds good but is too vague; could be another name for Consensus Track for all anybody knows. Let's use Articles for Deletion, like Wikipedia does. It's clear enough, and anybody who hangs around here for five minutes oughta realize how few hardcore deletionists there are. Gonk(Gonk!) 01:15, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't know how I didn't see it before. It's perfect. The Trash Compactor. No dianogas, though. Havac 02:40, 23 April 2007 (UTC)