[pmwiki-users] RFC: Deleting pages from the core documentation

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sun Sep 8 01:40:09 CDT 2013

> I don't believe we should be trying to keep old links working for wikis that  
> have not updated their software for year.
> And I'm not in favour of many PmWiki redirect page files (in wiki.d) that  
> confuse with real pages, show up in pagelists and searches, and confuse wiki  
> users.
> While I agree there is a social contract to redirect, there is also a social  
> contract to update, and as a group with limited resources I'd favour  
> maintainability and keeping the effort low, over having redirect pages.

It is not only about old links working, it is also about leaving unused  
pages with obsolete content on a wiki which upgraded to the latest version.

The argument "confuse with real pages, show up in pagelists and searches" is  
valid and also needs addressing. Maybe a Summary: line like "Redirects to  
RealPage" will help?


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