[Foundation-l] Old Wikipedia backups discovered

Henning Schlottmann h.schlottmann at gmx.net
Tue Dec 14 22:55:26 UTC 2010

On 14.12.2010 23:47, Magnus Manske wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:49 PM, Henning Schlottmann

>> Not true. The first other languages were introduced on March 15 and
>> could be part of this archive if the different Wikipedias were in one
>> database under UseMod.
> My earliest recorded entry in de.wikipedia dates September 2001 (and I
> have a low two-digit user ID, which was created upon the switch to
> MediaWiki), so there seem to be some versions missing indeed. Do you
> know the oldest preserved esit on de.wp?

Local lore claims it is your edit
in Polymerase-Kettenreaktion. But I never checked that.

>> Do you remember how this worked?
> AFAIR, every language had its own UseMod setup. My import script only
> took the last version; Brion later wrote one that filled in the
> previous ones from the stored diffs.

That's unfortunate but only a small dent in the wonderful news that
Wikipedia has its very first (English) edits back.

Ciao Henning

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