RFC: delete SH1 FAQ

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Mon Sep 1 18:28:59 CEST 2008

Minh Ha Duong wrote:
> Hi,
>   Deleting a page is a harsh measure. May I suggest an gentler archiving 
> procedure along the following steps:
> 1. Create a template "ArchivedObsolete" along the following lines:
> "This page was deleted because its content was obsolete. You can always use 
> the `history' tab to look at old content. "
> 2. Replace the whole content of the page with the template.
> 3. Eventually provide a few links to more up to date information. Or not.
> 4. Lock the page.

Minh makes a good point. Will such a page show up in a search? Reason I 
ask is one of my guiding principles is to reduce the clutter when 
looking for information. I think the two main ways to look for 
information will be (1) search box (2) categories. Since you suggest we 
replace the entire contents with the template, we remove this pages 
membership from any category, but will the name of the page still be 
found by the search box? I think so.

More information about the documentation mailing list