Forum:Revision Delete

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Okay, let's settle this once and for all: should we allow deletion of page revisions if somebody accidentally edits from their own IP, and, if so, to what extent would we allow such memory-holing? The Goonie 1 What's this button do? Uh oh.... 02:13, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I think it's acceptable if and only if the person who posted the information immediately requests the deletion of the IP address/information, and only if potentially compromising personal information (like name, IP address, etc) is included in the post- i.e. a registered user wants to delete one of his comments because he doesn't like what he said or something wouldn't get revision deleted. So yes, I think it is acceptable. — Unsigned, by: Theemperor / talk / contribs — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 02:17, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Since people have little control over accidental IP editing, if they request it to be hidden, I see no reason to not allow some accident forgiveness. Blue Talk 02:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Personally, I think if you accidentally post as your own IP, then the worst possible thing you could do is make a big deal out of the fact that you made said mistake. I also, personally, oppose using rev. delete to hide one's IP address unless a valid reason is given post-revision delete for why you want your IP hidden. And, no, CONservapedia might see me isn't one. The Goonie 1 What's this button do? Uh oh.... 02:38, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Like I said on Onion's talk page, the problem is when you delete a chunk of the edit history to hide one IP. -- Nx / talk 09:46, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
"people have little control over accidental IP editing" - I beg to differ, they have complete control over it. It's called making sure your username is in the upper right corner before hitting "save". And I generally agree with the Goonie on this. ħumanUser talk:Human 15:33, 13 November 2010 (UTC)