Diffs overinclusive
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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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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyFeb 25 2007, 11:55 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 25 2007, 11:57 PM

pnward1 wrote:

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

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

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

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 10 2007, 8:42 PM

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.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitAug 21 2007, 4:13 PM

robchur wrote:

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

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 21 2008, 9:25 AM

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.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitApr 26 2008, 11:30 PM

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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