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Reduce collateral damage from sample deletion

The recent push to clear out old samples is doing more harm than good, IMHO.
Duplicate samples being deleted results in follows being lost and comments being lost, which is far more "bad" than the tiny "good" result of removing one "useless" sample.
I think that either duplicates should be merged, so any comments and follows on the sample that would have been deleted would be moved into the remaining sample it was supposedly a duplicate, or better still, no actual deletion at all, just an admin action that marks a sample as a duplicate, *with* a pointer to the "other" sample, removing it from the list of "open" samples but letting the comments, follows, and actual sample remain in place.

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      • Moo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bad enough when you're following something and it gets deleted. Must be even worse when you posted a sample (possibly years ago), and it suddenly gets deleted with no warning or apparent reason!

      • anonym commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is another development on WZS that makes absolutely zero sense to me. I don't think samples with followers should ever be deleted. The follow-function makes no sense if samples you are following can disappear at any moment.

      • Ann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stop deleting samples that have multiple followers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Moo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, when proposals are "admin accepted" rather than accepted by the initial poster, this should be indicated on the page in some way.

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