Wikipedia talk:Viewing and restoring deleted pages
Effect on subsequent history of selective undeletion
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)