[dev-context] Missing sections in recovered Wiki pages, was URGENT....

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Oct 10 01:24:56 CEST 2005


Brooks Moses said this at Sun, 9 Oct 2005 16:18:52 -0700:

>This points out that, until this bug is confirmed fixed, we need to be very 
>careful when reverting sabotaged pages, in order to make sure that we 
>haven't lost any sections in the process.  The strategy that I used for 
>this was to compare all reverted pages against both the newest-known-good 
>page and the one immediately prior to it.

Yeah, I noticed that the last "good" pages from reliable authors were
sometimes blank. I have to wonder if some of this attack was based on
that bug/misfeature, because there seemed to be a lot of edits along the way.

Thanks so much for raising the alarm, Brooks!
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