We should aim to be courteous whenever possible. If someone who participated in a discussion, reads a discussion, is the subject of a discussion on meta page which contains both (a) negative comments and ( b ) the real name of a person requests a courtesy blanking it should be done unless there is a very good reason not to.
Aww. Isn't that loyalty sweet. The afd hurt Jimbo's liddle feelings and those Death Eaters won't stand to see their master publicly challenged. Shame that 100s of other people aren't treated with the same courtesy having fallen prey to Der Jimbo's grand public humiliation chamber.
This also started a discussion about how afd's don't appear on google anyway, as they are exempt from the robots.txt thingy (I don't understand how these things work either). Again that's nice to know. Shame that they can't extend that to user pages, something that right minded people have been demanding for aeons. But courtesy at WP is only afforded to Der Jimbo and those in the WP aristocracy. Just as courtesy oversights only apply to those on the inside (if yer know wadda mean... shhhh!).