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Archived discussions[edit]

Link on user subpage[edit]

Hi. You have a link on the Cacoward search term subpage of your user page that contains a dead name we were requested to roll over and was curious how you think it should best be dealt with, given it's on one of your userspace pages but was authored by Eris Falling. --Quasar (talk) 11:20, 8 September 2020 (CDT)

Sorry for the delay, but I was sure we had precedent for such edits (combining this and this as rationale).  Now I can't find it.  That thread, like most of the page, makes much less sense with the parent page deleted, so I've copped out by un-indexing it.  HTH / KUTGW.  Ryan W (living fossil) 10:36, 12 September 2020 (CDT)

Old bad-evil-site interwiki links[edit]

Hoping you catch a notification for this, as I've not seen you around for a long while now. A lot of your historical discussions still contain uses of w: and w:c: interwikis which we're currently on a mission to altogether eliminate. I wanted to ask your permission to replace the ones in your comments with the {{suppresswl}} template, which turns them into dotted-underline text and preserves the original context w/o creating followable hyperlinks. --Quasar (talk) 10:04, 2 November 2022 (CDT)

Hey boss. Please go ahead! (If you haven't already, e.g. [1] [2].)
While it's flattering to imagine my talk page being a special case :) IIRC when we originally rolled out link rot templates, I was only one of several contributors, and the others were at least as careful as I. Someone else even implemented preserving the URL when I kvetched about reversibility. So I never doubted that your (pl.) edits would be constructive, and I apologize if I gave that impression at the time.
My understanding is that such links are intentionally broken after each major MediaWiki update anyway, with the rationale that the technical context has changed so much, older help/strategic threads would only mislead people. (And by a staggering coincidence, the long history of confrontation and schism becomes less discoverable...)
Hope you're well, hope the roadmap to the server move is proceeding. :) Ryan W (living fossil) 21:41, 8 June 2023 (CDT)