[Openstack] Dealing with Out of Date wiki pages

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Aug 28 07:22:18 UTC 2013

Could we have a bot which flags pages more than six months old (i.e.
last edit more than six months ago) as being likely to be out of date?


On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Tom Fifield <tom at openstack.org> wrote:
> TL;DR - Obsolete page on the wiki? Consider moving it to the Obsolete
> namespace.
> Hi all,
> Every now and again you encounter someone who's asking a question, or
> trying to do an installation based on some information that was put on
> our wiki in 2010
> We've got a lot of stuff on there, and there are few people cleaning as
> such right now - thanks to those who do!
> => A proposal: There's an "Obsolete" namespace on the wiki, and we move
> pages there to graveyard them.
> This is good because the "move" command on the wiki is available to all
> users (not just admins, like delete is), and it's easier to restore bad
> moves than page deletes.
> Though, I think that just because a page is old, doesn't necessarily
> mean it should be moved out - sometimes we need to refer to old
> blueprint plans to see the history, and it's nice to look back at what
> went on at the Austin summit. However, for pages that have information
> that is actually incorrect and never going to be fixed, marking them
> obsolete when you see them will result in a better experience for all :)
> Alternative proposals and thoughts very welcome!!
> Regards,
> Tom
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