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#536 Chinese Traditional page edits lost, no history recorded

Data_loss
closed-invalid
nobody
9
2003-12-16
2003-12-16
Pei-Hsin Lin
No

Weird. Reproducible bug.

Step 1. Edit a zh-tw page from a US IP.
Step 2. Save it. View the page. Spiffy.
Step 3. Click to the zh-tw page from the en page. OK.
Step 4. Leave it for a while.
Step 5. Click to the zh-tw page from the en page.
Nothing's there. Weird.
Step 6. Click on page history. Nothing's there either.
Weird.
Step 7. Repeat Steps 1 through 6 as desired.

I'd say this is a pretty serious data loss problem.

Discussion

  • Pei-Hsin Lin
    Pei-Hsin Lin
    2003-12-16

    • priority: 5 --> 9
     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=446709

    Unable to reproduce. I followed the zh-tw link from http://
    en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitaph and created a page there (contains
    only the word "testing"). It seems okay to me.

    Tested with Safari 1.1.1 on Mac OS X 10.3.1.

    Can you be more specific? Which pages did you try to edit, and
    when? What browser (version number please) are you using, on
    what operating system?

     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    • status: open --> open-works-for-me
     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=446709

    Also, check the deletion log:
    http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/
    Wikipedia:%E5%88%A0%E9%99%A4%E7%BA%AA%E5%BD%95

    It's possible someone simply deleted the pages in question.

     
  • Logged In: NO

    omg. You were right. They are on the deletion logs. I swear
    Wikipedia is like the Lord of the Flies!!!

     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=446709

    Well, glad that's worked out. :)

    That page seems to have been nothing but a link to a website;
    such micro-sub-stubs tend to get deleted pretty mercilessly.

    Also, it's customary not to put in dead-end interlanguage links;
    create the page first, then add links to it. It may seem a little
    backwards, but interlanguage links don't work the same way as in-
    wiki links; there's no way to tell they dead-end, so they're
    expected to be useful at the time you make them.

     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    • status: open-works-for-me --> closed-invalid
     
  • Pei-Hsin Lin
    Pei-Hsin Lin
    2003-12-16

    • status: closed-invalid --> open-invalid
     
  • Pei-Hsin Lin
    Pei-Hsin Lin
    2003-12-16

    • status: open-invalid --> open-accepted
     
  • Brion Vibber
    Brion Vibber
    2003-12-16

    • status: open-accepted --> closed-invalid