Infrastructure recently upgraded us to MW 1.14. (yay!)
From what I can tell in the release notes it's mostly bugfixes and API
Ian Weller <ianweller(a)gmail.com>
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I don't like the Archive/Delete processes that we have, and here is why,
and how I think it should be changed.
The cost of creating a wiki page should be very low. This encourages
collaboration, and it encourages people to try to write down crazy ideas
that may or may not work.
The ability to delete a wiki page is not easy. I can't find it now, but
a while back I saw a bunch of requirements that a page had to meet in
order to be "deleted" and otherwise it can only be "archived".
I submit to you that a process like that discourages people from ever
moving a page to the Archive namespace, because they no longer have
control over its final fate. If I create a page in my own personal
namespace and want that page to be deleted, as I understand it right now
I can't do that all by myself. That's wrong.
I guess I see the world as black and white. Either a page is useful, or
it is not. Why would you want to keep an archived copy of a useless or
outdated page sitting around? What if the owner of that page would
simply prefer that the page cease to exist? Why is it better for Fedora
to have a big pile of abandoned pages sitting around, rather than simply
purge them and move on?
Something like Archive: allows you to have a window of time to take a
look at what might end up being deleted -- as a sanity check -- but I
think that after a page has been in Archive for a week or 2 weeks,
anyone should be able to make that page go away.
Anyone should be able to trivially get a list of all pages that have
been in Archive: for X amount of time, look at them, and then delete
them if they think they should be deleted.