On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Brion Vibber <brion(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
As a general note -- I've enabled revision and log
oversighters on all Wikimedia wikis.
This allows for the edit comment, page text, and username to be hidden
individually, and optionally to choose whether to also hide it from sysops.
The two big differences from the traditional oversight system are:
* The entry remains in place in the history or log view -- it's not
secretly vanished as though it never existed. The offending details only
are suppressed from view.
Any chance that after some burn-in period you can take all the old
oversights and convert them into this new form (with all the hide bits
set— since we can't automatically know what needed hiding)?
If for no other reason the continue existence of the old system makes
explanations hard: "Oh no, we don't secretly vanish revisions and
misattribute edits— for information we had to remove you can at least
see their timestamps in the history." "What about this?" "Oh er..
hum.. you see, before some date, if they used THIS button.. err.."