History duplicate spam
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Editing pages produces, about one case in several hundred, a whole bunch of duplicate revisions in the page history. This issue most likely cropped up with the recent sync to r41053.

Possibly related: [[Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Strange error]] (one of the articles there is listed below too).

Examples of this phenomenon follow (these are all sets of consecutive diffs):

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008&diff=239778370&oldid=239778233
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008&diff=next&oldid=239778370 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008&diff=next&oldid=239778382

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Argentina_national_football_team&diff=239779781&oldid=239779072
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Argentina_national_football_team&diff=next&oldid=239779781 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Argentina_national_football_team&diff=next&oldid=239779793 then http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Argentina_national_football_team&diff=next&oldid=239779795 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Argentina_national_football_team&diff=next&oldid=239779818

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=prev&oldid=239780164
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=next&oldid=239780164 then http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=next&oldid=239780168 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=next&oldid=239780227 then http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=next&oldid=239780234 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin&diff=next&oldid=239780333

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Church_of_Christ&diff=239780794&oldid=239780725
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Church_of_Christ&diff=next&oldid=239780794

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=239774277&oldid=239774244
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774277
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774278 then
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774418
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774493
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774497
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774505 then
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774909
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.&diff=next&oldid=239774964

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music&diff=239782219&oldid=239782062
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music&diff=next&oldid=239782219
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music&diff=next&oldid=239782221
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music&diff=next&oldid=239782223
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music&diff=next&oldid=239782224

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viru_Viru_International_Airport&diff=239782313&oldid=239782117
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viru_Viru_International_Airport&diff=next&oldid=239782313


Version: 1.14.x
Severity: major

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Page-editing.Via ConduitNov 21 2014, 10:18 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz15656.
MER-C created this task.Via LegacySep 20 2008, 1:43 PM
MER-C added a comment.Via ConduitSep 20 2008, 1:50 PM

Most of the diffs above are to do with [[User:II MusLiM HyBRiD II]], who just complained about the problem described in the VPT thread, see http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AII_MusLiM_HyBRiD_II&diff=239782852&oldid=239263364 .

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitSep 20 2008, 3:46 PM

Seems like the user kept retrying and getting errors. What bothers me is that on failure, the entire transaction should have been rolled back.

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitSep 21 2008, 12:42 AM

*** Bug 15665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 21 2008, 12:49 AM

herd wrote:

Bah, didn't find this bug when searching, bad summary ^_^

Per closed bug comment, I was able to duplicate this with only three tries (Opening the [rollback] link a few times in new tabs):
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sandbox&diff=63617&oldid=63616&diffonly=true

tstarling added a comment.Via ConduitSep 21 2008, 8:12 AM

Should be fixed now, as of r41089.

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