When an admin or oversighter is deleting/suppressing a page, it is possible that they also want to revdel/suppress the page creation log entry. This is especially true if the page title itself is sensitive, or if sensitive information was included in the page creation log's comment field. However, the standard workflow for deleting or suppressing a page does not give this option.
We recently discussed this on the enwiki Oversighter mailing list, and while this should not be the default, we do believe that the option should be more prominently available. Currently there isn't even a link from a deleted page to the logs for that page. I suggest:
- Adding a link to get from a redlink to the logs for that page. Currently this can only be done for pages that currently exist (via a link at the top of the History screen). Perhaps this link should be before the "view abuse log" link that we already have.
- Displaying the most recent page creation log on &action=delete, and providing checkboxes (default off) to also hide the page name or the comment from that entry. This would be done at the same level as the page deletion, i.e. suppress if the user is an Oversighter suppressing the page, or normal RevisionDeletion otherwise.
I intend to do the first part on my own, because I think it's easy and I want to test my Gerrit setup. I'm open to feedback on the second part.