2009/3/25 Brion Vibber <brion(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
David Gerard wrote:
> The "usermerge" procedure is presently
irreversible. Are there plans
> for a way to make it reversible in case of error? I'm assuming error
> (and a great deal of tedious mucking about to go back) is inevitable,
> since the action is taken by humans.
I assume this is about the UserMerge extension? (Note
currently using this at Wikimedia.)
I say "oh, good!" because such a merge without unmerge has just too
much potential for messes, and it was being discussed on
functionaries-en-l (the latest incarnation of the Cabal), and I
thought from the discussion it was switched on.
It would probably be tricky to implement, but not
would need to record which revisions, log entries, etc got reassigned
(potentially many tens of thousands in a single merge event) and their
Yeah. Before such a thing is switched on for WMF wikis, we'd need a
way to avert the obvious hilarity ensuing from an error. Perhaps not
keeping the records forever, but certainly enough for a week or a
month's leeway to revert pressing the wrong button.