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Regards, Russ Winter
why after all the effort to update the documentation and get the permissions for the documentation to be used does any one feel it is justified to mark these for deletion? The links/resources as posted are not just for INSTALLATION they are for general security, extensions and various other aspects of joomla administration. I vote for complete rejection of the proposal for deletion and reinstatement of the original documentation otherwise its a complete waste of volunteers time --Mandville (talk) 18:36, 11 October 2012 (CDT)
I think the issue is some saw the "this page marked for deletion" notice and as the link page and the linked to pages are fairly active in that we refer people to them, were afraid some overzealous person was going to delete the page. Perhaps it would be/would have been better to place a different type of notice on the page
"and actually they are already listed on a Security page - Security_and_Performance_FAQs."
The pages have been this way since about 2008. The three topics were originally in the Joomla docs., but someone removed and linked to the information that was re-posted on an external site. This is a violation of the wiki rules as Joomla has defined them. This was only recently discovered and determined that there was a violation (we allow some external links) and the page links were not approved. Whomever removed those docs pages created the 3 link page. The links on the security faq page you mention was a remnant of where the three documents had links to at some point. At request I removed the external links, kept the existing "link" page, and re created two of the three pages locally. It was also requested that any other pages I found with these same external links also be treated the same. There was a page remnant on the security faq with 1 link on it. I created the other two links to match the other page.
I don't think there is a big problem with reorganizing things some, but in my opinion, the security and performance faq's page is not going to get read as it is to long and contains to many links. More than one page of links and no one will read it or scroll it. If you want a project then make those faqs more organized and easier to use. -- Phil DeGruy (talk)