If there is an "edit war", there need to be at least 2 persons involved. @YannickFran was one of them himself and actually started the "war" with this sentence to his deletion: "(Bye again!)". @YannickFran is wrong if he thinks that this is going to make us think that his contribution is legit. I myself thought that he just didn't like nodeBB and deleted it therefor. In general I understand that it wasn't okay to start this edit war, but the sentence to the first deletion was a bit misleading in my opinion.
That "Bye again" refered to the many deletions of NodeBB prior to that revision to the article. The article itself clearly states that added entries should have a page, not to mention that the revision list of that article is full of WTAF's which should have given an additional clue. Further, I've mentioned more then once to read the guidelines to add new entries to the article and refered to WP:WTAF. In fact, take a look at the "mother of all clean-ups", this cleanup included the deletion of NodeBB yet 4 days later it was there again (and it got deleted thereafter once more). One would think that 3 times (it might be more in fact, I didn't check the whole history) would be enough.
The quote isn't by me. I make no claim for "us" as I will explain later on.
Now can we move on instead of this deletion war? I'm not part of this community. I just reacted after finding nodeBB long after looking at the comparison and having missed it there.
Yet here you are, and before this whole debacle began. Editors don't like it when you lie in discussions like that. Especially as this topic was mentioned in the opening of the argument as one of the reasons for deletion.
Here I am. I still stand by my claim. If you look at my profile you'll see that I joined not long ago and my posts are fairly random. I have users on other forums as well and I don't identify with them either. I don't develop nodeBB nor do I run it.; that may change as I plan to test nodeBB but now I just window shop, so to speak. All I wrote is true and my motivation for getting nodeBB included still stands. I have a WP user as well and I don't claim to be a part of the WP community. Registered user means "may or may not be part of the community", it's as simple as that.
I agree that the phrases you selected from the article are poorly worded. I still think that deletion is a knee-jerk reaction when editing could have avoided the sales pitch. I "fought" in the talk section because I don't think WP editors did a very good job researching. I did the the suggested steps in WP:NSOFT, looked up and cited sources from Google News, cited the suggested lenience for sources for FOSS, explained how nodeBB stands out in the crowd and most of it was promptly ignored. Sure, WP:NSOFT is just an essay but it aim to help in situations just like the AfD for nodeBB:
This advice is not a formal Wikipedia policy or guideline, and it may not provide valid criteria for an AfD nomination. However, it may be consulted for assistance during an AfD discussion or when considering creating a standalone article.
If WP:NSOFT can't be used in an AfD like it suggests, it should be removed.