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Page move rollback doesn't work
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Author: dbenbenn

Description:
Page move rollback always fails with the message "Cannot revert edit; last
contributor is only author of this page." even when that is not the case. For
example, [[Commons:User:Fred chessplayer]] moved [[Commons:Lennart Torstenson]]
to [[Commons:Torstenson, Lennart]]. Even though that page was started by
someone else, the move can't be rolled back.


Version: 1.6.x
Severity: normal

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Reference
bz3909

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 8:55 PM
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robchur wrote:

Rollback is designed to undo a contributor's edits to a page, not to undo
actions such as move. To undo a move, just move the page back to its old name;
the software will allow such an action without complaining or needing
administrator intervention.

dbenbenn wrote:

(In reply to comment #1)

Rollback is designed to undo a contributor's edits to a page, not to undo
actions such as move. To undo a move, just move the page back to its old name;
the software will allow such an action without complaining or needing
administrator intervention.

Perhaps you're unaware, but a somewhat new feature of MediaWiki is page-move
rollback. If you are an administrator at the Commons, then

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AContributions&offset=0&limit=50&target=Fred_chessplayer&namespace=0

contains "rollback" links next to the page move entries. These links don't
work. Of course, it's possible to simply move a page back manually; the purpose
of the rollback is to make that process faster.

brion added a comment.Nov 9 2005, 7:24 AM

You want the special move-rollback links in the page move log (Special:Log/move).

dbenbenn wrote:

Oh, alright. That's a bit confusing. Perhaps the meaningless "rollback" links
next to page moves in Special:Contributions can be either 1) removed, or 2)
turned into page-move "revert" links.