[WikiEN-l] Example of unreverted vandalism

Garion96 garion96 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 07:12:35 UTC 2007

On 7/27/07, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Just an example of long-term unreverted vandalism for your amusement:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Art_Tatum&diff=32294907&oldid=29206075
> External links, language links, categories and a sound sample reference
> were deleted in December 2005 by an anon. The sound sample itself was
> permanently deleted a month later citing "orphaned fair use". The lost
> sections were progressively rebuilt by human effort over the 18 months
> following, except for the sound sample which remains lost.
> -- Tim Starling

This kind of vandalism happens, for some reason, quite often. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alai/prevcat-Jan07b. Many of the articles
which are/were in that list had the same kind of vandalism. External links,
references, categories & interwiki links were removed.


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