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I'd say that we're taking reasonable
steps to display the history of any text on our site. Ask any Wiki what sort of resources it would take to keep absolutely everything
for as long as the Wiki is around. It is for practical reasons only that we sometimes delete (or otherwise lose) page histories for pages that we retain on the Wiki. (I don't think we're due any
favours to a text that we no longer display, so removed pages can suck it.)
Some words, such as "reasonable," are ambiguous, and there's some room for interpretation. If someone wants to prove that we're not
steps to respect the rights of our editors I think they'd have to attempt to prove that we're not making at least a good faith
effort to record page histories. As long as we seem to be at least trying
to maintain page histories I don't see how there could be a problem. And of course the reason we "seem" to be trying to do so is that we are
trying to do so, to the extent that our resources allow.
EDIT: I should have mentioned that this post is my
opinion about this - it is not
an official statement from the staff.
edited 20th Aug '13 5:26:27 AM by BestOf
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.