Wikipedia talk:Viewing and restoring deleted pages

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Effect on subsequent history of selective undeletion[edit]

I'm not sure where best to ask this so I'm starting here. Suppose an article has been deleted and then undeleted using selective revisions. Suppose further a revision that was not restored not only contained an addition (personal information) but also removed some text. Would the resulting history make it appear that this text had been removed by the editor who had been next to change the article?

  • innocentuser: 02:00. Very nice prose and bad information
  • baduser: 01:00. Nice prose and bad information
  • gooduser: 00:00. Nice prose and a reference

If it is just the 01:00 revision that is not restored, would it look as if innocentuser had removed the reference, added the bad information and be seen to have left an inadequate edit summary? Could the admin have removed "bad information" from the history without removing the other parts of innocentuser's edit? Or am I on the wrong track: is it diffs and not revisions that are stored? Thincat 14:35, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Image viewing[edit]

Does this mean that sysops can view deleted images without restoring them? Just curious. J-ſtanTalkContribs 05:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, for images deleted after the date given. —Centrxtalk • 22:53, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Needs update?[edit]

Shouldn't this page updated to reflect the changes after this discussion]]? Sir Armbrust Talk to me Contribs 21:58, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. I'm pretty sure that all the new info is correct. Graham87 02:05, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

How to search deletion log more effectively?[edit]

Wildcard search does not appear to work in deletion log search. Is there a better way to find deleted articles where you're not quite sure what the title was? Dingsuntil (talk) 22:40, 4 April 2015 (UTC)