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Bug 3546 - Rollback to given prior revision on rollback link from diff view
Rollback to given prior revision on rollback link from diff view
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 6 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-09-25 19:30 UTC by Ryan Dabler
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ryan Dabler 2005-09-25 19:30:58 UTC
Currently, the rollback feature for the wiki software only rolls back the current IP 
address/username to the first different IP address/username before it.  Sometimes, 
however, this does not work (as in the case of multiple vandalisms by different IP 
addresses).  And admins have to go back and manually re-save an old draft.

Here is an example that I just encountered on the US Constitution on the English 

(cur) (last)  11:44, 25 September 2005 (→Amendment XIV) 
(cur) (last)  02:52, 25 September 2005 (→Preamble) 
(cur) (last)  02:52, 25 September 2005 (→Preamble) 
(cur) (last)  02:50, 25 September 2005 (→Preamble) 
(cur) (last)  08:50, 23 September 2005 (→External link) 

The edits by IP addresses and are vandalism edits.  I 
selected the histories by the IP addresses and for 
comparison, and hit the "rollback" link.  Instead of rolling back to the edit by 
64.4..., it rolled back to the last edit by 210.81...  But, as this too was a 
vandalism edit, that rollback did no good.

So, I propose that the rollback feature when two different histories for a page are 
selected be changed to rolling back from the current history to the older revision it 
is being compared to.  That way, multiple vandalisms can be reverted in one fell 
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-09-26 00:52:45 UTC
Changed summary to describe what's being requested.
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2010-09-01 18:22:44 UTC
Isn't "Undo" the proper operation for this, not rollback?
Comment 3 Alpha Quadrant 2010-11-23 03:44:25 UTC
Twinkle performs this quite well. You can revert several revisions by several editors/IP addresses.

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