Len Stirling is a well known former politician in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was leader of the Liberal Party in the province in the 1980s and, as such, served as Leader of the Opposition in the Newfoundland legislature.
I was surprised, therefore, to find that there was no article on him in Wikipedia and even more surprised that to find that there used to be an article but it was deleted without so much as an AfD by JzG. His rationale?
"G10: Attack page or negative unsourced BLP: No sources, disparaging of another living individual, no evidence of actual notability."http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...=edit&redlink=1
Fortunately, there's a mirror of the article here: http://dictionary.sensagent.com/len+stirling/en-en/
Now JzG appears to be right that the article requires sources (but wrong in claiming there were none) but that's easily fixed. But he's dead wrong when he says it was an "attack page", there is no personal attack on the subject in it and absolutely wrong when he says there is "no evidence of actual notability". Stirling was the leader of the opposition for heaven's sake.
Does JzG just go around deleting perfectly fixable articles on a whim or is he a vandal?This post has been edited by Heat: Thu 5th May 2011, 6:42pm