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New user not following common Wikipdedia practice

The template could definitely use some improvement, and without a doubt could be made a lot smaller. While the template itself is still young and obviously needs more fine-tuning, a new user here on Wikipedia is attempting to render all of that moot by just arbitrarily deleting the template. Why said user would want to delete rather than improve, and why said user would not discuss the issue before nominating it for deletion is unclear, but new users tend to do weird things. While I'm confident this user's vote to delete it will be the only one, it does tell us that the template needs some streamlining. --Corvun 23:54, August 14, 2005 (UTC)

I must say, i take exception to the tone of the above. I have been here a bit over 6 months, you a bit over a year. OTOH, I have roughly twice as many edits as you do.
I say that a new and quite large template had been added to several articles that were on my watch list. It seemed to have been created largely by a single user. It was quite large, overpowering soem of the articels on which it was placed. It did not seem to square with WP:CLS. The articles linked in the template are rather loosely related, in my view. And a number of similer navigation tempaltes have recently been deleted on WP:TFD whre I have been active for several months. So I nominated it for deletion.
I did take the trouble to notify you of my actions, which i need not have done. I still think that this template would be better deleted. But if the consensus is otherwise, so be it. DES (talk) 02:56, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
If you've been here six months, you may want to take "I am a fairly new editor on wikipedia" off of your user page. I would think a fan of fantasy and science fiction would appreciate efforts to draw together some of the rather scattered, though very very important, aspects of the fantasy genre and make them more easily accessible to eachother. But I guess you think that fans of the fantasy genre should have to blindly stumble around confusing categories and unpredictably-named articles trying to find information that should be easily accessible from one place. Wikipedia has no value if it isn't user-friendly to anyone other than Wikipedians. --Corvun 03:37, August 17, 2005 (UTC)
You're right, I had forgotten that was on my user page. If that's what you based your comment on, I apologize. DES (talk) 03:47, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
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