Thread: Wiki change (oops)

From:
Magnus Hagander
Date:

I wanted to add a point to the 83ReleaseFeatures page on the wiki. Did
that, and upon saving it seems it ate about half the page - parts that I
certainly didn't edit.

Anyway. I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to
revert the changes and go back to the earlier version. Can someone who
knows how to handle the software please do that? (And feel free to tell me
how to do it)

And when at it, please add something along the line of what I added earlier
- if I do the same thing again, it'll likely eat the page again.

//Magnus

From:
"Pavel Stehule"
Date:

On 12/11/2007, Magnus Hagander <> wrote:
> I wanted to add a point to the 83ReleaseFeatures page on the wiki. Did
> that, and upon saving it seems it ate about half the page - parts that I
> certainly didn't edit.
>
> Anyway. I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to
> revert the changes and go back to the earlier version. Can someone who
> knows how to handle the software please do that? (And feel free to tell me
> how to do it)
>
> And when at it, please add something along the line of what I added earlier
> - if I do the same thing again, it'll likely eat the page again.
>
> //Magnus
>
you have to login as wikisysop and then you can revert changes.

Pavel

From:
Magnus Hagander
Date:

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 02:16:06PM +0100, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> On 12/11/2007, Magnus Hagander <> wrote:
> > I wanted to add a point to the 83ReleaseFeatures page on the wiki. Did
> > that, and upon saving it seems it ate about half the page - parts that I
> > certainly didn't edit.
> >
> > Anyway. I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to
> > revert the changes and go back to the earlier version. Can someone who
> > knows how to handle the software please do that? (And feel free to tell me
> > how to do it)
> >
> > And when at it, please add something along the line of what I added earlier
> > - if I do the same thing again, it'll likely eat the page again.
> >
> > //Magnus
> >
> you have to login as wikisysop and then you can revert changes.

Obviously *I* can't do that since I'm not (AFAIK) not a wikisysop (and
shouldn't be). But someone who is, please do that :-)

//Magnus

From:
"Greg Sabino Mullane"
Date:

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> Anyway. I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to
> revert the changes and go back to the earlier version. Can someone who
> knows how to handle the software please do that? (And feel free to tell me
> how to do it)

All fixed up. You don't need advanced privs, just click on the history
tab, call up the older version, and edit that. It'll give you a warning
about losing all future changes, but that's what we want in this case.
I went back before your first change, and added in the two bullet points.

> And when at it, please add something along the line of what I added earlier
> - if I do the same thing again, it'll likely eat the page again.

That's fine, it's a wiki after all, so feel free to experiment and blow
things up: it's nigh-impossible to do any real lasting damage. :) Also,
keep in mind you can edit a section at a time as opposed to the whole
page.

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From:
Greg Smith
Date:

On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Magnus Hagander wrote:

> I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to revert
> the changes and go back to the earlier version.

For future reference, there is a way to do this without being a sysop.
Go into the History tab and click on the date/time of the older revision
you want to restore.  Click on Edit.  As it will warn you, if you then
save that page, you will essentially have reverted changes made since that
version.

--
* Greg Smith  http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD

From:
Magnus Hagander
Date:

Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
>
>> Anyway. I can find the revision history, but I can't figure out how to
>> revert the changes and go back to the earlier version. Can someone who
>> knows how to handle the software please do that? (And feel free to tell me
>> how to do it)
>
> All fixed up. You don't need advanced privs, just click on the history
> tab, call up the older version, and edit that. It'll give you a warning
> about losing all future changes, but that's what we want in this case.
> I went back before your first change, and added in the two bullet points.

Thanks!

//Magnus