Deleted Wikipedia articles

At least 5 times in the last week, I have found a Wikipedia article via Google, but then when I’ve gone there, the article has been deleted by some officious do-gooder who thought that the article wasn’t important enough to consume that valuable 2k of disk space.

I’m getting profoundly irritated with the self-important snobs who go through Wikipedia removing useful information in the name of … what? I don’t really understand their rationale. But whatever their rationale, they have succeeded in making this resource far less useful than it otherwise would be. It’s high time that either they are thrown out of their position of power, or an alternate site be created for those “less important” articles which, it seems, are what I find myself looking for practically every time I use Wikipedia.

Can someone please reign them in?