in reply to why a nodelet can be kept agains author wish?

Oh yeah. We all (have|will) (been|be) there. Post a (node|reply) and immediately think, "Oh, dear God ...".

Or maybe it's just me.

Still, as I (sometimes) look back on my postings, I'm pleasantly surprised. For better and/or worse, I've made some progress in Perl. If these postings had disappeared, I wouldn't necessarily be able to see my growth. While, at the time, I would've paid cold, hard cash to have the node removed (example -- please, it's seen enough --, just let it be), I'm now glad that they live on. They are my history, and every history has it's skeletons.

And, no, I have never wished that this one or that one be removed.

But, again, maybe it's just me.

If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.