On 6/9/06, Essjay <essjaywiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm sure that the reason images aren't
recoverable is an issue of space:
We don't have the server space to store tens of thousands of images that
were deemed unwanted. Likewise, we don't want to be holding on to copies
of images that could get us in trouble, like copyvios.
I'd guess it's more of a historical accident. Undeletion of images
just wasn't very important during the early years of the project, and
no one got around to implementing it. There's at least one
enhancement request in bugzilla,
Since we have a developer on the list, thinking about
<lays out a carrot under a box to trap Magnus> perhaps he could provide
us with some more information on what would be needed to make this
happen, and perhaps even provide the needed code to make it happen.
I'll pledge, personally, to delete at least 1,000 of the backlogged
images if this is implemented.
Looking at the bug report, someone else has pledged $50 on top of that :).