View Full Version : How do I 'Revert to a previous edit' ?

Feb 22, 2006, 08:08 PM
There have been a couple of times now when I have noticed a page has been spammed with junk (and invisible) links. I notice when HexMonkey and Arn find something similar and they fix it, it shows up in the history/recent changes as '(Reverted edit of, changed back to last version by HexMonkey)' - Is there a button I'm missing that allows me to do the same or is it a moderator only function?

At present I'm just manually deleting the unwanted content and leaving a quick note (e.g "deleted spam").

Feb 22, 2006, 10:28 PM
Yeah, it's a feature only available to sysops. A "rollback" link appears on diff pages, which reverts the page to the last revision made by someone other than the user being reverted, and adds the reversion comment.

See here (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Reverting#Admin-only_.22rollback.22_link) for more information.