"it's not not that big of an increase"<quoted text>
Because when you average them out, it's not not that big of an increase, if at all. Obviously it couldn't have been that big, because we are still at 0.7 C. Revisions are okay as long as you own up to them. Taking old ones off the site and then not indicating past mistakes doesn't allow for accountability. They can just claim they always anticipated a pause, when in fact they didn't. If they had, they would not have had to revise their predictions 2 times. The 3rd revision wasn't even announced. It was found by a blogger.
But an increase, nonetheless. Negates any claims that the Earth is cooling.
I would have to check to see if there was all the cloak-and-dagger surreptitiousness you claim. And that would be sorta pointless too, since maybe 95% of everything that's been posted on the Web can still be found if one looks hard enough.
Not like WUWT or Heartland ever removed anything without announcing it honestly.