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Re: VfDs
:: Oh, my apologies. I didn't recall seeing any others. Many of those are auto-created as a result of page moves, though. Does that make a difference? -- [[User:|]] 17:07, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
::: Ah, that explains it.  I think that all happened before I arrived.
::: Does it make a difference ''to me''?&nbsp; No, I don't really have a strong opinion.&nbsp; I was just saying that, to be consistent, either everyone should have such a redirect or they should all be VfDed.&nbsp; Does it make a difference ''in general''?&nbsp; Redirects are useful [a] when a URL is typed by hand and [b] when an editor is making internal links.&nbsp; AFAICT, the only people who still do [a] nowadays (on any site) are OCD types such as ourselves who aren't frustrated so easily as by having to type <tt>Derek "Afterglow" MacDonald</tt> instead of <tt>Afterglow</tt> anyway.&nbsp;&nbsp; :>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Therefore, we have to ask whether or not the convenience of [b] is worth the extra database load &mdash; there have in fact been discussions on the central wikia recently about "redirect bloat".&nbsp; On the other hand, if we ever get around to stiffening those criteria for people articles, maybe there won't be enough of them to worry about that, in which case every little bit of editing time saved helps.
::: Does that make sense?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[User:Ryan W|Ryan W]] 06:08, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
* '''delete''' [[User:Jdowland|Jdowland]] 14:22, 26 November 2006 (UTC)