in reply to
Node removal vs edit
No, it's not appropriate to punish users for minor infractions of the largely unwritten rules. It is appropriate to offer helpful suggestions ("try Super Search", "use a module", "don't confuse map with for", "use CODE tags"), especially as a private message.
When submitting a node for consideration, be aware that your nickname is prepended to the reason. I encourage people to comment on potentially overzealous considerations.
Enforcing the percevied purity of the database is a rather lame goal compared to helping other programmers and building up a decent reference for posterity.