[Wikipedia-l] Purging vandalism

Pierre Abbat phma at webjockey.net
Thu Aug 29 18:58:14 UTC 2002

On Thursday 29 August 2002 14:41, lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:
> I got a request via email to purge the history records of our latest
> goatse.cx vandal, lest some poor unsuspecting wikipedian later come
> across them by accident.  While there may be arguments for keeping
> such a historical record, I think in this case they are outweighed by
> the benefits of just deleting them.  I did a database backup, just in
> case we get subpoenaed to produce them or something, and then I
> removed them.  The banned IP list clearly shows what happened, when,
> and why, so we aren't losing that information, just 54 edit records
> that were all reverted (interstingly, he also seems to have made
> exactly one legitimate edit, which is still here).

That means that if Shaw hasn't looked into my complaint, which gave the list 
of contributions page, yet, they won't see that anything happened.


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