Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Admins and patrollers/Enable the ability to rollback to specific version

Enable the ability to rollback to specific version

  • Problem: The current rollback function cannot specify a version to revert to (that wasn't deleted or oversight'd). Extensions and user scripts are required to do so.
  • Who would benefit: Rollbackers
  • Proposed solution: (unmentioned), seems to add a (rollback to version) button, or something like that.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Yining Chen (Talk) 10:34, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Translator: 1233 T / C 13:54, 22 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • 問題: 现阶段回退功能无法将指定页面回退到某一个已知的且未被删除或监管的版本
  • 有益於誰:拥有回退权限的用户
  • 提案的解決方案:
  • 更多評論:它可能是一个有用的功能。另外,我不确定这个提议是否在这次调查的范围内。如果不在的话,很抱歉打扰。我对Community_Tech#Scope的理解不是非常好。
  • Phabricator請求:
  • 提案者: --Yining Chen (Talk) 10:34, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • So, make it so rollback can go to last known accepted version instead (for wikis and pages with that extension enabled)? That's definitely in scope. :) Yining Chen --Izno (talk) 17:02, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Izno Actually they mean, to make it rollback to the last non RDed / OSed version and certain version. I will say why not use Twinkle in these situations, but yes, to the last accepted / stable version will be good to have. However, we can also use reject pending changes but yes, rollback can be faster. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:06, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I think I did not express it clearly: ( For example, this is an article in Chinese Wikipedia, and this is the history page of it. I have the rollback permission in Chinese Wikipedia, then I want to be able to rollback the page to the version besides [1](oldid=62456210) without other tools(like Twinkle, I think it is kind of slow). --Yining Chen (Talk) 12:33, 21 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Note to all: Translated. Seemed to be related to editing/admin and patrollers thingy. Translation doesn't mean endorsing this project--1233 T / C 13:54, 22 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm not sure this would technically have much to do with rollback. Twinkle, for example, has this. I'm not sure how it works behind the scenes, but I imagine it's just grabbing a given revision and submitting an edit to restore to it. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 06:51, 1 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Would this be a one-click alternative to the process of (1) go to the revision i.e. click its time/date in the history, (2) click Edit, (3) click Publish (and optionally add edit summary)? Unless I'm misunderstanding it, extensions and user scripts are not required. Nurg (talk) 08:09, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I would like to add one more point, loading .js files (like TW) is slow when the Internet connection is bad. I often need to wait for approximately one minute until TW is ready. But the rollback function can avoid this problem, I can use it as soon as the page is loaded. --Yining Chen (Talk) 14:23, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Twinkle seems to have this one covered. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 03:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]