Talk:Large Edged skill

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how to handle combined/deprecated skill articles when 3.0 comes out

DR 3.0 has not been released into prime yet so as of this writing, Heavy Edged skill is a live skill, thus IMO its article should stay un-redirected.

This does raise the question of what the wiki-wide approach should be on how to handle all the skill articles that will become obsolete when 3.0 is actually launched. I personally think the way to go is, leave the old skill articles in place with prominent links to the new skills. This question will affect a lot of articles so I think I will start a discussion in the town green about it (edit: Elanthipedia:Town Green (policy)#How to handle obsolete skill articles when DR 3.0 is released).

Anyway IMO just overwriting the old articles with redirects destroys information about obsolete systems and IMO the goal of any wiki should rather be to preserve information. --Farman 17:51, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

OK after looking into it a little, in the case of Heavy Edged it seems it will just be a straight renaming to Large Edged, and a redirect would be appropriate. But I still don't think we should actually do that before 3.0 is completely live across all instances. --Farman 18:47, 11 January 2013 (UTC)