[Owasp-board] For Discussion - Hourly contractor for wiki housekeeping

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Aug 9 20:47:17 UTC 2015

Deleting and Redirecting are both prudent wiki curator activities 
depending on the resource in question.

* For "junk" pages with absolutely no content or history to preserve, 
marking a page for deletion is prudent. And please note, we do not 
initially delete - we just mark a page for deletion.
* For pages with older good content, we either want to just mark it as 
archived, or redirect to a page on the same topic that is more relevant. 
These are often tough decisions - and they can be reversed out pretty 
* We try to always err on the side of redirecting over delete.


On 8/9/15 10:24 AM, Bev Corwin wrote:
> Nice explanation Noreen, thank you, just curious, do you think that it 
> is important to reference the history details on the pages, or would 
> the automated history / changes tracking information be enough for 
> anyone looking for any archives?
> Bev
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org 
> <mailto:noreen.whysel at owasp.org>> wrote:
>     Redirects are simple. Add #REDIRECT [[:NewPage]] to the edit field
>     and it will redirect to the new page. All the old page history is
>     saved and viewed very easily by typing the URL,
>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Old_Page_Title&action=history.
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