Talk:Immediatism

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You know what I think immediatism is? It's a selfish desire when you immediately want to have a page on Wikipedia without bothering to work on it and make it a proper article. -Samulili 20:51, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

You are confused about what immediatism is. An immediatist wants the article to be a proper article right away. Eventualism, accepts a certain degree of chaos. Do you mean Inclusionism? 209.209.140.21 06:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Immediatism is the idea that you want to delete (or discard) something because it isn't good right now even if with work it could be just fine. WP:Deadline addresses this way of thinking: Since WP is a community effort, any truly notable item should have an article. Articles will eventually be knocked into shape even if the initial author isn't very good at writing. The reverse - requiring all articles to spring into being fully-formed - would result in a wiki that only professional writers could edit. No one author "has a page on Wikipedia;" articles are the result of community effort and feelings of possession towards articles are officially discouraged. -Moritheil 21:42, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
The page Moritheil is referring to above is W:WP:Deadline - yes, a tricky wiki, double-colon link, shortcut to the Wikipedia essay "There is no deadline". The essay's lede says "Wikipedia is not working to a deadline. A small number of articles might make Wikipedia 1.0, but the vast majority will not and for the balance there is no deadline. There are various points of view on what this lack of a deadline means." -- Bricaniwi 07:19, 8 June 2010 (UTC)