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(d4vis)RE: Request for deletion policy

by d4vis (Chaplain)
on Sep 28, 2000 at 23:35 UTC ( #34462=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Request for deletion policy

I have two suggestions, and I hope I'm not out of line.
Firstly, I think it might be a little less Orwellian if deleted threads were listed somewhere (perhaps along with the reason for deletion). Not the content, mind you, just the thread title and reason. I have no qualms about vroom and others deciding what's appropriate for perlmonks, but it's just kind of eerie to have an big chunk of yesterday's reading dissapear down the memory hole.

Secondly, in response to:
I think the way this site allows people to edit posts without leaving a trail is very unwise and will lead to problems.
I'd hate to lost the ability to go back and edit my posts, whether to make myself clearer or just to fix some minor error. Maybe edits could be tracked by text color, or an edit could replace an original post while still containing a clear link to that original.

Just my .02, I could be wrong.

~acolyte d4vis

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RE (tilly) 2: Request for deletion policy
by tilly (Archbishop) on Sep 29, 2000 at 00:51 UTC
    As for edits. Algorithm::Diff could be used, or every version could be saved and appear as links. Editing info is not always a problem and without a preview it is practically necessary. (Consider noticing broken html tags.) What tends to cause problems is when someone points out a mistake, the mistake is edited out without acknowledgement, and then the person who pointed it out gets upset that they have been made to look like they are making stuff up...

    As for deleted threads, deletes are quite common. Usually the reason is a duplicated post. Deletes that cause controversy are quite rare. The last time one caused an issue that I know about was a few months ago.

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