[pmwiki-users] documenting deleting pages and groups
fick at fgm.com
Mon Mar 14 14:24:27 CST 2005
On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 01:53:44PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 06:49:15PM +0000, Hans wrote:
> > There has not been any documentation about how to delete pages,
> > because it may be misused, so I heard. But new users keep asking how
> > they can delete a page they erroneously created. So I wrote a page:
> > Cookbook.DeletePage to document this. But I think this info should be
> > really part of PmWiki.CreatingNewPages.
> I agree that if it's documented, it belongs in the PmWiki group as
> opposed to the cookbook.
> > If there are any security reasons for withholding such information it
> > may be better to disable the page delete via a keyword and let the
> > admin decide if it should be enabled and with what keyword.
> Well, until now I've generally withheld the information from public
> view because I didn't want vandals to start writing scripts to do
> mass deletions that had to be cleaned up by an admin. While it could
> be argued that vandals can clear lots of pages by simply erasing the
> page contents entirely, the difference is that those pages can be
> restored by anyone with edit privileges and not just the site admin.
Well, since the pages are saved, maybe it should be
possible to restore deleted pages by an ordinary user? Is
there a coneptual reason why users can't?
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