On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 05:23:17PM +0100, Dominic quoted Kake quoting me:
- Allow editing of historical versions:
16:40 <@grault> load the text of an earlier version into the edit
buffer; save it as a new version when you hit save.
Do you still want this given [historic version deletion], and if so why?
This would enable non-admins to revert changes rapidly and non-distructively
to be tidied up - I'm assuming the above command is password-protected.
Yes, it is. I would still like this ability because it's a big time-saver
over the following.
- Go to historical version, copy
- Edit current version, paste
Another problem with the current situation is is that I don't think you can
get the raw wiki text of old versions, so the above loses your formatting.
There should be a warning when you edit with the text of an old version -
probably above the edit box, and along the lines of "Warning! Saving this
node will over-write the current version." Of course, it would only create a
new version, so you could always do the same thing again with [current version
-1] to fix it....
Actually a whole new approach might simply to have an
approval queue of
admin commands, so a deletion would appear to take place immediately
when a non-admin selects it, but the actual deletion wouldn't happen
until an admin approves it.
I'm happy with only letting admins delete.