Wikipedia:Confusing arguments mean nothing
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|This page in a nutshell: A confusing argument has little to no meaning and can be ignored in Wikipedia discussions.|
Arguments and discussions in WP:AFD, article talk pages, or really pretty much anywhere there is a discussion about the content or application of any Wikipedia policy, guideline, or issue should be clear. Confusing arguments mean nothing. Failure to make your points with clarity in any discussion can lead to it being ignored.
Editors should, as much as is possible, work to understand each other. When an argument is not clear, be bold and ask for clarification. If someone asks you for clarification, provide it without regret. Asking for clarification is not uncivil: it actually is a good faith move in an attempt to make Wikipedia better and to value your comments and point of view fairly and completely.
However, it is reasonable for any argument that is considered unclear or even gibberish to be ignored.