You are new to wikis, we have all gone through the same basics at our starts, and your actions clearly expose the problems to those with more experience. There is nothing wrong about that. You would do well to find clear distinction between: "Perceptions" versus "Facts". For example:
You may not realize it yet, but try to see things in reverse. You think that anything that is not good by your standards should be deleted. If the whole wikipedias the exist to this day were to behave like that... All your edits would have been deleted by somebody else the moment you arrived, and as I mentioned it before. It's better to "archive" than "delete". Imagine what would have happened to you, if after reading your Ice Sheet guide, I have chosen to "delete" it all instead of preserving a copy which I created under your username. Would you have liked that? If deletion were to be the common practice...that means that you would have had to re-write everything all over again from memory. In that action of September 4th 20:19, I left you an example of traditional method. Facts over perception, nothing was undone.
It's best for you and all who read this to understand also the following. Complete removal of previous content is never acceptable. This, also is a standard methodology:
Which explains the "Why" it was unacceptable that you just took down the previous version. And as expressed earlier on, no fault or blame was placed upon you because the "Discussion" feature was under maintenance. Were to have been up and running, then certainly that would have risen a different reaction.
To give you more "Facts":
This is because I'm more seasoned contributor with large experience (Wiki-Fu) in other wikis and already knew the "Rules & Policies" by the time I arrived here.
To which you "Perceive" as: Refusing to update a page that is years old...[...]
There is a two years gap between User:Darkphoenyx27 and myself. Regardless of how old that page looked to me, I proceeded in what is an acceptable manner, as opposed to yourself.
Third point of consideration:
We have all witness your actions since arrival and I don't really want to go make a full list to weight it over your head but as a reminder: RC spamming and liberal/lightly usage of maintenance templates which are better employed by seasoned RC patrollers were all part of "Alarm triggers".
There already is enough supporting evidence of your lack of understanding regarding Wiki-procedures, and you keep stacking them up.
I can literally keep going on and on and on and on...over how many troubles you are presenting to us. But I do certainly believe there is Good Faith in your actions, which is why I haven't called for any kind of reprimend (which of course I do have access to).
However, the repeated and reiterated mistakes will grant a sanction. But again, so long as you don't do those mistakes again over and over, you can still walk free. There's always a lot to learn at the start and we veterans had all committed the same mistakes as yours somewhere along the past. We have all learnt to straighten our contributions, and I honestly hope you do so as well.