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Bug 7334 - Allow delete of unviewed versions
Allow delete of unviewed versions
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-09-15 07:11 UTC by Dave Yost
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dave Yost 2006-09-15 07:11:12 UTC
If user x saved both versions n and n+1 of a page, and if no other users have viewed version n, then the history page 
that user x sees should have a delete link next to version n.

This feature would enable clutter reduction, saving user brainpower and saving disk space, and it would enable 
embarrassment reduction.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-09-15 07:12:12 UTC
There's basically no such thing as an 'unviewed' revision; it will have been shipped out to bots, mirrors, backups, etc already even 
in the unlikely case that no human looked at it yet.
Comment 2 Dave Yost 2006-09-15 08:38:23 UTC
OK, count those events you mention as views by another user, or ignore them with an option variable.

Wikipedia and some other mega-installations are of course the most important installations of MediaWiki, but the other 97.3% of 
installations have no mirroring or replication.  Bots are a nonissue because who cares if a bot picks up a version that goes stale before 
someone gets to it via a search engine.

Also, I would like to strengthen this request: a view via the history page should not count.

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