[ckan-discuss] Purging revisions?

David Eaves david at eaves.ca
Wed Apr 7 18:29:01 BST 2010

David & Jonathan,

Just want to throw my support behind Jonathan's suggestion that we allow 
users to flag a package for deletion. I actually think we want to allow 
users to flag packages for some other reasons too... say for broken link 
or to mark as a duplicate.

(Indeed, having the capacity to scan CKAN for duplicate resource or 
website URL's would probably be very, very helpful, although this 
probably just requires someone to write a simple script).

I get how allowing anyone to delete a package creates a whole lot more 
work (needing to see "deleted packages") and so agree with you David, 
that it it probably not worth it at the moment...


On 10-04-07 10:16 AM, David Read wrote:
> Jonathan,
> Thanks for this. Yes, we're hesitant about allowing general users
> delete powers - not just that they may delete perfectly good packages,
> but we'd have to write some UI to view 'deleted' packages and
> 'undelete' them. We have the compromise that administrators simply
> view them all have this additional field in the package edit form.
> I'm keen to for general users to nominate articles for deletion as you
> suggest. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to ask users to email
> the admins for the instance? I'll create a ticket for this:
> http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/283 so feel free to
> continue the discussion here or on the ticket.
> In the meantime, I've purged this particular spam package.
> David
> On 7 April 2010 15:03, Jonathan Gray<jonathan.gray at okfn.org>  wrote:
>> This looks like spam:
>>   http://www.ckan.net/package/tnc
>> Is there any ways CKAN users can purge a package/revision? Or perhaps
>> flag for deletion?
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