[WikiEN-l] [Fwd: Re: Deletion of large pages]

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Feb 5 20:21:57 UTC 2008

On Feb 5, 2008 11:02 AM, Charlotte Webb <charlottethewebb at gmail.com> wrote:
> But I will add that neither the problem being addressed (the main page
> being deleted every time an admin gets hacked or goes batshit) and the
> problem created by the solution ("legitimate" deletions or moves of
> the main page requiring assistance from the devs) is frequent or
> severe enough for me to strongly care one way or the other.
The real problem is that page histories can be irretrievably merged by
an admin (both as an act of vandalism and as a good faith mistake).
This problem is much more frequent and severe than main page deletion
- the main page is merely one place where it can show up.

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