Magnus Manske wrote:
* As Wikipedia articles have no author, there's no
Well, there was a good bit of useful data there. There is authorship in some
sense, and we do like to keep the history.
* AFAIK, the UseModWiki only stored the changes of the
last two weeks (or
something like that).
It was previously two weeks, but I extended it, I forget how long, but our
intention is to keep the history more or less permanently, subject to disk
space constraints. (But disk space is cheap.)
* AFAIK, there will be "old.wikipedia.com",
with a patched UseModWiki that
doesn't allow to edit/save articles, only view them, with the contents from
before the switch.
That's right. But we should still see about getting the old history into the new
database if it isn't impossible.
* The reason why I didn't convert the article
history as well as the
"current" versions is simply that I didn't figure out how to read the
UseModWiki history format. I asked several times, even on the 'pedia, for
*nod* I don't know the answer to this. I've tried it myself and did not
Maybe Clifford Adams could help us?