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Old 05-04-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Undoing multiple edits

I notice some people are fixing multiple bad edits by using the "undo" function repeatedly. There's a much quicker way:

1. Click on the page's "history" tab.

2. Click on the date of the revision you want to return the page to (it's a link). So say we want to return "Call of Duty 2" to Orca1 9904's last edit, we'd click "01:15, 22 June 2010."

3. This brings up the old revision of the page. Click "edit."

4. This brings up a normal edit screen with the addition of "Warning: You are editing an out-of-date revision of this page. If you save it, any changes made since this revision will be lost." Click "Save page" to return the article to that revision.

5. Rejoice.

This isn't the same as the mod rollback power (which IIRC deletes all the revisions you undo), so if someone else does this (say, to return a page to how it was originally posted) you can just revert that.

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Old 05-04-2011, 01:52 PM
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I notice some people are fixing multiple bad edits by using the "undo" function repeatedly. There's a much quicker way:

1. Click on the page's "history" tab.

2. Click on the date of the revision you want to return the page to (it's a link). So say we want to return "Call of Duty 2" to Orca1 9904's last edit, we'd click "01:15, 22 June 2010."

3. This brings up the old revision of the page. Click "edit."

4. This brings up a normal edit screen with the addition of "Warning: You are editing an out-of-date revision of this page. If you save it, any changes made since this revision will be lost." Click "Save page" to return the article to that revision.

5. Rejoice.

This isn't the same as the mod rollback power (which IIRC deletes all the revisions you undo), so if someone else does this (say, to return a page to how it was originally posted) you can just revert that.
The best thing to do is report it to a mod so we can roll it back. Then we can also ban the user.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:01 PM
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It seems a little inefficient for a regular user to not fix the vandalism itself when they find it, though, since it's relatively easy to do. Otherwise it just means the page stays vandalised for longer, which is letting the enemy win.
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It seems a little inefficient for a regular user to not fix the vandalism itself when they find it, though, since it's relatively easy to do. Otherwise it just means the page stays vandalised for longer, which is letting the enemy win.
Even if you fix the vandalism yourself, you still need to report it to a mod or mods so we can ban the vandal. (Even though most of the time we can see whats going on through recent changes. But sometimes if there have been a lot edits we may not.) Then we can also protect the page from anonymous users (if that's who was doing the vandalizing.) I didn't mean to say not fix the vandalism but if it's multiple edits, it's just easier to rollback. While you can do what your talking about someone may end up clicking the wrong revision etc.
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