That's the myth, as it is in publishing.
On the one hand, they say a novel is 'written in crayon'.
On the other hand, with a well-crafted novel that they can't sell, what is the excuse there? Simple, they just don't say it in public.
This is the same with Wikipedia: Perfectly reasonable edits that are flamed down with arbitrary rules, with the public excuse, again: 'Written in crayon'.