Talk:Boris Iwanksi

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Why is a blank page better than a revert?

It's not, it's supposed to be a redirect to the proper name, which I just restored. Bloodshedder 21:34, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

But it’s NOT his name? Why we should keep a false name? Why not Boris Iawanksi, Boris Iwamsky and so on? Ducon 23:57, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
I guess because we (I) inadvertently populated the page, so people could stumble across it in histories, link backs, etc. (for that reason, before anyone actually clicks on 'em, I'd suggest removing those two examples from your message here; :) )Jon
Yup but the history is transferred in the new page, so if we erase the wrong article we won’t loose anything. Ducon 11:05, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
Leaving the redirect here (redirects are automatically made when a page is moved) makes more sense than deleting it. Even on Wikipedia, common misspellings are made into redirects to the proper articles. Bloodshedder 13:52, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
yeah and poor Tarin but, that must be a fairly frequent character swap Jon 16:04, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
Argh too late: Someone has gone and setup redirs for those two fabricated examples you gave :( -- Jdowland 20:54, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
D'oh.  :>   It was merely for the reason Bloodshedder states — transliterations aren't always unique.  Feel free to delete them if this chap, who I don't know, has somehow made public that there is a single preferred ASCII spelling of his name.    Ryan W 12:13, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Addendum: I've since edited the policy page to recommend that people not create articles which are redlinked only from talk pages.    Ryan W 10:52, 27 May 2007 (UTC)