[pmwiki-users] cookbook fatal error on pmwiki.org

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Mar 28 14:04:45 CST 2006

On 3/28/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 07:16:20PM -0700, H. Fox wrote:
> > A "history merge" capability has also been discussed, where a wiki
> > administrator could remove a restore point in a page's history.
> Is it important to remove a single restore point?  Or is it just
> better to just expire the history prior to that point?

Yes, it's important to remove a single restore point.

The idea is to enable an administrator to remove an "undesirable
chunk" of the history without removing the history in its entirety,
which can already be done using the ExpireDiff recipe.

> Put another way, what's the purpose of preserving the history
> at that point?

Purposes for preserving the history don't change, so I'm not sure what
you're driving at.

Put another way, there are often revisions that are worth preserving
that happened prior to the undesirable chunk.

Put another way, the feature would improve the signal / noise ratio of
the information in the history page.

Put another way, the ability to hide minor edits has an obvious
benefit.  History Merge would provide a similar benefit in the form of
a way to permanently "Hide vandal's edits".  :-)


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