[db-wg] RIPE Database: Cleaning-up Organisation Names in "descr:"
Job Snijders job at instituut.net
Wed May 11 02:00:34 CEST 2016
Hi Denis, On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 01:48:33AM +0200, denis wrote: > We have been in this situation many times in the past where an > attribute has been deprecated or its value has been suspect for some > reason. > > What we did in the past was to make the suspect/deprecated attribute > into a "remarks:" attribute. Sometimes this approach was used, but certainly not always. > This addresses both concerns raised in response to your discussion in > this case. The old value is still there but it is clear it is not a > reliable description. Those who want to keep that value can simply > remove the "remarks:" tag. Those who don't want it can delete the > attribute. After maybe 6 months you can do a final cleanup and remove > any old value that has been left as a "remarks:". Had the attribute been an actual "user-owned" attribute, the "remarks:" approach might have made more sense, but this is not the case. Thanks for chiming in, Job ps. It still annoys me somewhat that the "remarks: For information on "status:"" remarks show up everywhere, years later. :)
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