Wikipage Changeset proposed for deletion

Arne Babenhauserheide arne_bab at
Sat Oct 27 06:52:38 CDT 2012

Am Donnerstag, 25. Oktober 2012, 19:16:33 schrieb Matt Mackall:
> > On UnderstandingMercurial, the first occurrence of the word "changeset"
> > links to the page ChangeSet, which is now proposed for deletion.
> So... link it to the glossary. And if you find the glossary definition
> insufficient... expand it!
> Right now, the existence of a bunch of ancient terminology pages is
> shadowing the canonical glossary and keeping people from finding it. 

That might be true, but please do not ever destroy links.

Instead of deleting the page, a sensible thing would be to add a note on top, 
that it is deprecated and add a link to the right entry in the glossary.

*this page is DEPRECATED, please see the glossary for current information:*

  » Glossary#Changeset «

Destroying links is one of the great diseases of the web, on par with 
rewriting published history, because it breaks the links on the websites of 
other people.

Best wishes,

PS: I once wrote a german article on the topic of keeping links alive:
If you speak german and doubt my reasoning in this mail, please have a look.
Ich hab' nichts zu verbergen – hab ich gedacht: 


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