User talk:Zqrc

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Hi, with respect to redirecting http://wiki.openttd.org/?title=32bpp_Extra_Zoom_Levels&oldid=77971 to http://wiki.openttd.org/Playing_with_32_bpp_graphics I tried to solve the problem that the wiki gives (or gave) the impression that 32bpp works according to the old method. That page I re-directed is linked in a lot of places and thus what people will find when they search for 32bpp. I thought it's better to link to how things currently work. You're right though, the original page now is virtually hidden, but it is still of historic interest; maybe you find a place to link there and possibly better arrange that historic stuff (I'm sure a lot of old 'progress pages' etc could simply go or be consolidated in a few 'historic content' pages. --planetmaker (talk) 11:48, 8 September 2013 (CEST)

Well, I would do the following: revert the page (so it would be easily reachable again) and then put a Historic template on it with a link to the currently relevant content (Playing_with_32_bpp_graphics). Because now if someone follows a link to Extra Zoom, and ends up on the new 32 bit page, they might get confused. However, with my option, they wouldn't get confused, but at the same time, they could easily find the currently relevant content.
This could be done safely, as with a Historic template it wouldn't be any misleading. Further steps could be putting the same template on the other pages about Extra Zoom, and changing links referring to 32 bit graphics so that they refer to the right place.
If you find this idea acceptable, I'll start to make the mentioned changes. I just want to know your opinion, as you are a greater expert of OpenTTD and a senior wiki-member. But my personal opinion is that making such a redirect-chain that now exists is more confusing (and inconsistent) than "redirecting" with a Historic template. zqrc (talk) 12:20, 8 September 2013 (CEST)
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