Summary: Use the rollback button
< # From the history, find the last good revision, and view it. Assume it is Revision 246.
< # Click _Edit revision 246 of this page_ at the bottom.
< # Put *revert* or something similar into the summary, do not make it a MinorEdit and click "Save".
> # From the history, find the last good revision.
> # Use the *Rollback* button to return to the last good revision.
> If you can't see the Rollback link, you're probably missing a username. Edit any page and provide a username, click the Preview button and you should be set.
Anybody can help fight spam on the wiki. EmacsWikiAdministrators are particularly effective, however. Please join the team.
When you stumble upon a page that has been defaced, proceed as follows:
If you can’t see the Rollback link, you’re probably missing a username. Edit any page and provide a username, click the Preview button and you should be set.
If you are an administrator and want to rollback massive banning that cannot be solved by banning and despamming:
You might even want to rollback a few “good” changes in order to save yourself some work. Just jot down the pages with “good” edits. After the rollback, visit every one of them and revert the rollback as if it were spam. ;)
Here’s a quick sketch of how the spam filtering works:
The syntax used on these pages is simple. Each line can contain a single pattern for rejecting changes to the Wiki. Empty lines are ignored, # starts a comment until the end of the line, tabs and spaces at the beginning and end of all remaining lines are stripped.
Broken regular expressions will crash the script for all pages on the site.
How many revisions does this wiki save?
The details are on Oddmuse:Kept Pages. But basically, when a page is saved…
Thus, you can always go back at least two weeks. – AlexSchroeder