Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of WikiDeletePage


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2017-08-28T06:33:43Z (3 months ago)
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    11= Deleting a Wiki Page =
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    3 Existing wiki pages can be completely deleted using the ''Delete Page'' or the ''Delete this Version'' buttons at the bottom of the wiki page. These buttons are only visible for users with `WIKI_DELETE` permissions.
     3Wiki pages can be completely deleted using the //Delete page// or the //Delete this version// button at the bottom of the wiki page. These buttons are only visible for users that have the `WIKI_DELETE` permission.
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    55'''Note:''' Deleting a wiki page is an irreversible operation.
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    7 In general, it is recommended to create redirection pages instead of completely deleting an old page, as to not frustrate the visitor with broken links when coming to the site from a search engine. A redirection page is a short page that  contains a link such as  “See !SomeOtherPage”. However, deleting specific versions or even complete pages can make sense to remove spam or other abusive submissions.
     7Deleting specific versions or even complete pages can make sense to remove spam or other abusive submissions.
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     9However, if you want to delete a page because you re-created a new page with the same content but a different name, it is recommended to keep the page and use it as a redirection page instead of completely deleting it. This will avoid frustrating the visitor with broken links, particularly when coming to the site from a search engine.
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     11In this situation, chances are that you actually wanted to [[WikiNewPage#renaming|rename]] the page instead of doing a copy and delete.
     12The //Rename// operation offers you the possibility to create a redirection page.
     13A redirection page is a short page that  contains a link such as  “See !SomeOtherPage”.
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