[Wikipedia-l] Re: Restoring pre-January edit histories

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 27 14:15:45 UTC 2002

On Tuesday 27 August 2002 06:21 pm, you wrote:
> Brion wrote:
> > Is there still interest in restoring those old versions?
> YES! Restoring the history of contributors is required by the license
> anyway.
> Axel

If actually amending the old histories to the current histories doesn't work 
or becomes a major bear, then perhaps a link to the older history from within 
the current history page would suffice? 

If such a link can be made, it would also be nice to have this work for 
redirects as well (that is, from the history of the target page there would 
be a link to the redirect's history). That way if an article was previously 
moved manually then there still would would be obvious links to that old 
history at the newer page title's history. 

I alone manually moved several hundred (at least) articles in February and 
March from improperly capitalized and pluralized page titles to convention 
complaint ones. 

-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)  

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