reasonably assume that oldtimers who want their stuff removed would
help us comply in removing it.
How can they help? Giving someone who rejects the licensing terms of
wikipedia admin powers is not a good idea (currently it pretty much
results in a block on sight).
I certainly didn't propose any such thing. One can help without having
There are significant differences between wikipedia
and other groups.
Other groups have fewer angry former members
What? You've never heard of the Catholic Church? (Or, for that
matter, the Church of Scientology!)
This has nothing to do with allowing opt outs. Suppose
made some changes to the George W. Bush article back in 2005 decided
to opt out? that would require the deletion of 2 years of derivatives.
There's no particular reason to believe this is so. Not all
subsequent edits would necessarily follow from the material that was