User talk:Robertbiggs34

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--Your friendly ProofWiki WelcomeBot 03:20, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Rewriting existing pages

Two points here.

Point 1.

If the contents of a page do not match the title, it is usually not the best practice to rewrite the contents of the page. The problem is usually that the page has been badly titled. It is better to amend the title (or put a rename request in) rather than amend the contents.

The reason for this is that any pages which link to that page probably rely upon the contents of that page and not the rewritten version, and so the integrity of the proofs that depend on that page are compromised.

It takes considerable effort to maintain the interlinking between all the various pages on this wiki. It is one of the most important aspects of it. Links which become broken and misdirected are unacceptable, and very great care needs to be taken.

In this particular instance, the page Existence of Minimal Infinite Successor Set apparently did not do as it was purported - in fact it proved that of all infinite successor sets, the minimal infinite successor set was the minimal one. (Frankly I can't see the difference.)


Point 2.

If the contents of a page contain a proof that you don't like very much, or that (in your opinion) you have a better one, please do not remove the existing proof and replace it with your own. Add a new proof in a transclusion page and refactor the existing proof into its own transcluded page and thus include both.

--prime mover (talk) 21:39, 27 May 2013 (UTC)