Thanks for your message. I think it is honest and useful.

2014-09-01 20:40 GMT+05:30 Marc A. Pelletier <m...@uberbox.org>:
> MV is a perfect example.  99% of the problems it objectively has (we
> ignore here matters of taste) derive from the difficulty of parsing the
> multitude overcomplicated templates living on File: pages to work around
> the fact that a wikitext page is complete and utter crap at storing
> metadata.  It's not an argument against MV, it's an argument for getting
> rid of the horrid way we handle File: pages with ad-hoc workarounds.
> The *correct* solution is to fix the damn image pages, not to remove MV.

OK, I could buy that. But then why not fixing that *first*, so that
any MV implementation coming afterwards would be smooth?

> How is it that the old saying goes?  "'We've always done things this
> way' is the most dangerous statement in any language?"
> -- Marc



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