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Re: Reap deleted CatQA nodes instead of nuke?

by Marza (Vicar)
on Oct 30, 2006 at 08:26 UTC ( #581227=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reap deleted CatQA nodes instead of nuke?

It also means adding to the storage. What is gained by this?
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Re^2: Reap deleted CatQA nodes instead of nuke?
by herveus (Parson) on Oct 30, 2006 at 13:21 UTC
    Howdy!

    What is gained? History/audit trail. Suppose the deletion should ought not to have been done? A reap might well allow ready undoing, while a reap nuke is for keeps.

    Update: fixed typo above

    yours,
    Michael

      Most "nukings" can be undone. However, the "gain" is a record of why the node was deleted so that a determination can be made as to whether or not it should be undone. It also addresses issues like someone bookmarking a question and coming back to find that it disappeared. A reaping would likely leave a pointer to a better source of similar information, for example.

      Also, a reaped node doesn't require more space than a nuked node. And the percentage is so incredibly tiny that it doesn't matter anyway.

      I think the idea is fine. I doubt it will be done, however. Someone would need to implement filtering of reaped nodes from all of the several CatQ+A displays and then implement the reaping mechanism.

      - tye        

        I doubt it will be done, however.
        Someone would need to ... implement the reaping mechanism.

        Oh ye of little faith! ;-)

        I've already demonstrated that much on the dev server. But not:

        implement filtering of reaped nodes from all of the several CatQ+A displays

        Would that really be necessary? Yes, it would look nicer; but on the other hand, it would be inconsistent with the other sections of the site, which display reaped root nodes, unfilterably.

        We're building the house of the future together.

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