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Special:DeletedContributions doesn't detect pages that have been deleted before around mid-2005
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According to the deleted history of the page Meat helmet, the page was created in February 2005 by the IP address However, their deleted contributions do not list that article and only list one page that was deleted in October 2008. The same is true of the next editor of the article, Lord Pistachio, who requested the page for deletion but their edit isn't listed in their deleted contributions. Another example of the same phenomenon in action is the early edits to the Clinton Moore page.

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Graham87 created this task.Jul 5 2017, 5:00 PM
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If I didn't know any better, I'd say that this bug occurs because revisions deleted before Wikipedia was upgraded to MediaWiki 1.5 don't have a revision ID number (see T20104).