From: "Charlotte Webb"
Reply-To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: "English Wikipedia" <wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Redirects, was Re: Re: Writing for the Pedia
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 13:33:11 -0500
On 8/29/07, charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com
The resource implications of redirects are
apparently small. Using many
bytes to justify deleting a couple of dozen seems to
make little sense.
RFD is the [[$100 Hamburger]] of Wiki-process junkies, especially
those ones who fail the learning curve of AFD and CFD (or have been
banned from their local bingo hall).
Except for dignity in isolated cases (where a redirect is implausible,
misleading, offensive, or whatever), nothing is gained from "deleting"
it (not even the bytes of disk space it still occupies, whether it's
deleted or not).
In the real world, talk is cheaper than action. Wikipedia is different.
RFD? Sounds to me like a convention of UFO fanboys. Terrifying!
Redirects are useful. If you see a really silly one, nuke it. Why should RFD
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