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Author: pnward1

On two occasions I made changes of one to six words in an article, but then after checking
Diff, it attributed HUGE changes to me, entire sections reworded or deleted. The changes
actually occurred, but almost none them by me. This occurred at these URLs:

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: Windows 98
Platform: PC
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Star_Trek:_First_Contact&diff=prev&oldid=110923650


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pnward1 wrote:

Another occurrence:
title=Love_triangle&diff=105699209&oldid=104224833. Thank you.

brion added a comment.Mar 6 2007, 5:52 AM

Possibly the edit was accidentally made from an old revision view?

pnward1 wrote:

Not likely from an old revision view; I'm careful about that. The problem also seems to
be occurring more frequently in recent weeks.

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 10916 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

low.sea wrote:

I think Bug 9533 and 10511 may be related to this bug, and if so this bug may be the most serious since it is not just reporting errors but actual edit errors.

No further information available, and the diff itself seems fine; assuming at this point that it was an accidental edit from an old revision.

If this recurs, please reopen with details if possible.

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