Errors = phantom names on the Internet

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Mar 28 20:27:53 CST 2006

On 2006-03-28 11:43, christian thompson wrote:
> So, I wonder what others think? Should we delete database errors? or
> leave them in with appropriate annotations?

My database expert has a general rule that nothing is ever deleted from
a database. I wish she were in charge of the afterlife, because I could
be sure that at worst I would be "inactivated".

Another advantage of leaving it that I didn't see mentioned is, what
happens if it is deleted, someone runs across the name in another
context, and tries to re-enter it? Nothing stopping them.

Curtis Clark        
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