From past comments, I don't believe Corbet normally erases threads, the
exception being where someone may have posted libelous or other content
subject to a legitimate legal takedown order. Threads such as this, the
argument goes (and I concur), provide historical perspective and
documentation on mistakes that were made, and their eventual fix. Even
after correction, evidence of the correction, and why it was made, should
This would also be inline with accepted journalistic standards -- Slate,
which I began reading after MS sold it to the WP, for instance, footnotes
corrections, with a pointer from the corrected paragraph to the footnote,
and from there, back to the correction, so the historical correction
thread is maintained, even on something like a web page. Maintaining
such, IMO, is a mark of journalistic integrity, one I, as a subscriber,
would be disappointed in LWN over, should the thread be removed.
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