Biting the newbies on Wikipedia

An example:

  1. New user creates article in good faith.
  2. Two minutes later, editor tags it for speedy deletion; article “does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject” (even though it does make a basic claim of notability).
  3. New user responds on talk page, explaining in more detail why the subject is significant by noting newspaper and magazine coverage.
  4. Administrator deletes article without either checking talk page or verifying speedy deletion rationale: “No indication that the article may meet guidelines for inclusion”.
  5. Newspaper publishes yet another piece of journalism that makes Wikipedia seem like a petty and unfriendly place and shows how overzealous deletion makes Wikipedia worse.