This is an essay on the deletion policy.
It contains the advice or opinions of one or more Wikipedia contributors. This page is not an encyclopedia article, nor is it one of Wikipedia's policies or guidelines, as it has not been thoroughly vetted by the community. Some essays represent widespread norms; others only represent minority viewpoints.
|This page in a nutshell: In Articles for Deletion discussions, sometimes you just need to say, "Oh, well" and move on.|
Sometimes in Articles for Deletion discussions, great benefit can come from abstaining out of the conversation and allowing another editor's enthusiasm for a topic to reign. Simply say, "Oh, well" and watch what develops. Sometimes enthusiastic editors can research and find wonderful information to be included in this encyclopedia that may never have been found had not their enthusiasm been allowed to bloom.