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kasukas

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Recently there was a edit made to Meridian blockade history page that changed the redirects of a flag name, Legacy of Love to Legacy of Laughter. I thought that redirect pages existed for this, so you don't need to edit the flag name in older records every time it changes. Plus in my opinion it's historical information that a flag had a different name in the past.

http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Meridian_blockade_history
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Recently there was a edit made to Meridian blockade history page that changed the redirects of a flag name, Legacy of Love to Legacy of Laughter. I thought that redirect pages existed for this, so you don't need to edit the flag name in older records every time it changes. Plus in my opinion it's historical information that a flag had a different name in the past.

http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Meridian_blockade_history


I believe that edit was made by me.

This is because the flag got renamed and I changed all the pages that linked to the old one just to remove a redirect. They don't really have much use other than to redirect, so if links go to the new page, there's not really a point in a redirect.

Regards, Kris.

P.S. If historical accuracy wanted to be noted, the blockade history ingame (if you viewed is in the last 7 days blockades and a flag renamed after it would appear under the new name)
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Blockade records register historical encounters. The names of the contenders should stay with the name that the flag had at the time of blockade, regardless if the name changed later on. Let's change that to the original name to keep historical accuracy please.
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Again I would suggest that people who want to "fix" redirects first read the following treatise on Wikipedia. Do not "fix" links to redirects that are not broken

I believe it is informative and useful for our work on YPPedia.
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There's a pretty large precedent for not changing an entire history just because a flag that shows up frequently on that list gets renamed. If an island-owning flag gets renamed, a note is added in the blockade history stating such.

I've undone what I believe is the edit mentioned in the first post.
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