https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20290

--- Comment #25 from Risker <risker...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #24)
> I totally agree with MZMcBride. Oversighted edits will (as far as I know)
> moved
to RevDel/suppression, thus it's not like they will suddenly be
> accessible to
everyone or to all admins. Besides: all current oversighters
> have access to the
old oversight log so the move won't change that either.
> And like MZMcBride
said: "If we take every Oversighted edit and set it to
> the maximum suppression
level, what social contract is being violated?" I
> even see a benefit:
oversighters can then reverse previous oversight
> actions, which isn't possible
right now.

If they are moved to revision deletion alone, without suppression, then yes
there will be hundreds of people who suddenly have access.  As well, in certain
cases it will be necessary to track down and suppress log entries.  There are
also problems when the suppression was done on pages that were subsequently
deleted, because it will recreate those pages, and we have no idea how they're
going to come out.  In some cases, a lot of juggling went in to ensuring that
no oversightable content existed  in the ultimately-deleted page.  

If this is done in a methodical way by oversighters, then it makes sense;
creating a tool that allows oversighters to do this would be more reasonable
than an automated, unmonitored process that will suddenly return large amounts
of information to the publicly accessible revision table; on enwiki, we're
looking at about 10,000 oversighted edits.

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