who appears to be trying to learn Perl posted a
node (How can I make a regex apply to each line of a file?
) earlier today that was reaped. The
reason given for removing it was:
"OOH OOH DELETE - Kage has been warned about
Yet the node wasn't a personal attack on another
person, a troll, poorly formatted or off-topic. The title,
let me immediately acknowledge, was
really bad. The node itself wasn't.
vroom has thoughtfully provided a mechanism for fixing up
nodes which need a bit of help.
It seems that 4 people voted for editing the node (autoreap
kicked in at the 5th delete vote). Most likely
more would have voted 'edit' if the person who considered
the node had asked for that, rather than 'delete'.
So what's the deal? Is it appropriate to 'punish' users for
minor infractions of the rules in this way? And if you're
determined to reap a node, shouldn't you finish the job
and remove the orphans left behind (2 in this case)?
Update: This situation has long since been resolved, thanks
everyone. Save all ++ for more deserving nodes. :)