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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#8556 closed enhancement (duplicate)

better undo possibilities in trac wiki

Reported by: ThurnerRupert Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: wiki system Version: 0.12dev
Severity: major Keywords:
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Description (last modified by Christian Boos)

To make it easier to illustrate, take MediaWiki as an example: it has an "edit" and "undo" link on every entry in the history (history example), and also on the difference displayed (diff example). Pressing edit opens the old revision, save saves it as current. The undo link only works if one wants to undo the last edits.

MediaWiki also displays diff links to the previous, next, and current revision if an old revision is displayed, see here: example old version.

It features also an extension to undo everything a vandal did, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Nuke.

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comment:1 by Christian Boos, 13 years ago

Component: generalwiki system
Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: 2.0

Interesting suggestions, but the best method to fight spam is really to try to avoid it in the first place, and for that the SpamFilter is invaluable. We have around 1 to 5 spam per minute here on t.e.o, yet only a handful pass through the filter in a week, so I'd say it can be pretty effective.

Showing the Previous Version / Next Version links when looking at an old version is already what we do.

The "nuke" suggestion is interesting, but that could well be done in a plugin.

(btw., speaking of MediaWiki and Wikipedia, have a look at Wikipedia:Capitalization, following those futile conventions really improves readability…)

comment:2 by ebray, 13 years ago

And "undo" feature would also be useful to undo changes that, while not necessarily spam, were still stupid.

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Milestone: 2.0unscheduled

Milestone 2.0 deleted

comment:4 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Milestone: triaging
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Actually I'm not sure how the edit/undo suggestion improve anything over what we already have. The "nuke" thing sounds similar to #1120.

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