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Overriden redirects should not be moved to the archive table
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When one moves over a redirect, the redirect is currently moved to the archive table, as the result of T106119. Instead, the redirect should be permanently removed from the revision and text tables.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 17 2016, 11:17 PM
demon added a subscriber: demon.Nov 18 2016, 2:41 AM

I disagree, why would we delete things outright? Is it causing a problem?

@GeoffreyT2000: Please add a rationale to task descriptions when creating such requests. Thanks!

Akeron added a subscriber: Akeron.Nov 18 2016, 2:42 PM

The redirect had only 1 revision before moving and was just a redirect, and so is not worth saving in the archive table. Even the user who originally created the redirect or the time of creation is not that important. For a move from A to B, where B was a redirect to A, the original creator in some cases can still be found as the one who "moved page B to A" or "automatically marked revision # of page B patrolled". If one then moves B to A again, the redirect will automatically be recreated anyway.

demon closed this task as Declined.Nov 18 2016, 5:19 PM

Ah ok, so "not worth it" isn't a reason to delete imho, we don't delete revisions from the database. Declining this.

Feel free to reopen if leaving them causes an actual problem.