The RevisionDelete feature makes it possible to hide individual entries in a page history or log (for example, when a user has mistakenly published their private information).
This feature can be used by users who belong to a user group with the
deleterevision user right.
By default, this right is assigned to the suppress group.
Using this function, administrators can hide (and later show) the content of the revision, the name of the user who made the edit, the edit summary, or any combination of those three.
Other administrators will still be able to view the hidden information, but it's possible to give certain users the "suppressrevision" user right, which allows them to hide the content even from administrators.
Hiding content even from administrators in this way is often called "suppression" or "oversight".
This feature was added to the MediaWiki core codebase in version 1.16, release in 2009. For developer information, see Manual:RevisionDelete.
When enabled on an installation and viewed by a user with the appropriate permissions, every page revision and log entry has a checkbox ☐ displayed next to it, as shown in the normal revision and protection log entry below.
When you click the button labeled Ìfihàn/ìbòmọ́lẹ̀ àwọn àtúnyẹ̀wò ṣíṣàyàn or Ìfihàn/ìbòmọ́lẹ̀ àwọn ohun inú àkọọ́lẹ̀ àṣàyàn at the top and bottom of the page, you will be asked to fill in the reason for the change before the selected revisions/entries will be hidden or shown.
Nigbati atunyẹwo tabi titẹ sii wọle ti wa ni pamọ lati wiwo ni gbogbo rẹ, o han bi eyi ti o han ni isalẹ, pẹlu awọn eroja ti o farapamọ lati wiwo lilu ati grẹy jade. Ni kete ti atunyẹwo ba ti farapamọ, awọn akoonu inu atunyẹwo naa (ti o ba farapamọ), ko le wo nipasẹ ẹgbẹ olumulo eyikeyi laisi ẹtọ
Trying to compare the revision with other revisions or access its &oldid= page will result in an error stating that the revision has been removed from the public archives. Similarly, trying to search for a hidden log entry by the users involved, when they have been hidden, will turn up no results.
Hiding a revision
To show/hide a revision, click the smallbutton next to the relevant revision or log entry that you wish to show/hide. Depending on your permissions, there may be between 3 and 4 different options to choose from:
- show/hide revision text
- show/hide edit comment
- show/hide editor's username/IP
- Apply these restrictions to Sysops and lock this interface (only available to users with the
Tick the checkboxes next to each of the items that you wish to apply to the selected and then provide an informative summary in the "Log comment field". Once this information has been filled in, click the "Apply to selected revision" button to submit the information. If this has been done correctly, Revision visibility successfully set should be displayed on your screen.
Unhiding a revision
To show/unhide a revision, click the Revision visibility successfully set message.button for the revision or log entry and simply untick all the boxes, provide your summary and click the "Apply to the selected revision" button. Success should be marked by the display of the
Changing the visibility settings
This is quite similar to unhiding a revision; click thebutton and tick/untick the options that you wish to modify and click the apply button.
Normally, hiding a revision or page history item will produce a log message in the public deletion log or the private suppression log (if "Apply these restrictions to Sysops and lock this interface" is ticked). Log entries created in the public deletion log look like those displayed below for page revision and log entries visibilities respectively.
Ọna asopọti o han nyorisi awọn eto hihan fun titẹ sii wọle pato, lakoko ti bọtini nyorisi awọn eto hihan fun oju-iwe ti o kan nipasẹ titẹ sii pato log yẹn.