I've used wiki RuneScape gold bots before

  •  And I'm sorry, but I've used wiki RuneScape gold bots before; it would not have been -that- hard to just blank all user pages/adding a template vs deleting them all. Also, history logs are a big part of wikis, and purposefully removing them by deleting user pages comes of as shallow. In closing, I don't think anyone is expecting you to do nothing; everyone knows you don't delete wikis and that you make sure they continue running - your a business after all, and it's just good business - but it's also good business to not disrespect what's left of the community, many of which edit else where.

             Are you sure the majority of users (of those who notice the change and care) would prefer it if their user page was blanked and/or replaced with a template, rather than deleted as it was? Whether or not we could have configured a bot to do that instead, I wonder if that really would have tread more softly on most users' toes. If it turns out we still need a specific user page, we can restore it, along with all its history. Depending on your personal preference, you may feel deleting a page is worse than altering it, but not everyone may feel that way.

                            In any case, you do have a point about giving users more of buy RS gold a heads-up when changes come, and to give the community a chance to express their opinion and suggest an alternative course of action. That is reasonable and hopefully something we can do going forward. Mira Laime @fandom  (help forum | blog) 21:31, April 16, 2019 (UTC)