Wed 16th November 2011, 3:07pm
QUOTE(that one guy @ Wed 16th November 2011, 9:46am)
what is up with the talk page history. I can view the older versions when I got his contribs but none of them show up when viewing the history.
When Dreadstar archives his talk page, he moves the page along with its edit history to a new location. For some reason, Dreadstar decides to not leave behind any redirects, which results in users checking the page history without checking the page logs as well not noticing that the page had been moved.
Users with the "suppressredirect" bit have the option to not leave any redirects behind when they move a page, which is helpful when reverting page-move vandalism. On MediaWiki installations (eg. encyclopediadramatica.ch, Wikia wikis), the "Leave a redirect behind" box is usually checked by default, so either Wikipedia is configured differently or Dreadstar consciously decided to uncheck the box.