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Can moderators / high-rep users delete revisions from the revision history?

While we look the revision history, we will see something like this

▼ 2 <br>

securetext exampletext

▼ 1 <br>

securetext

If I just edit securetext to exampletext everybody can view securetext from revision history. So for the security issue how can I delete the revision history or should I have to request for that?

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marked as duplicate by Caleb, AakashM, Andrew Barber, hims056, gnat Dec 20 '12 at 13:24

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Another solution to consider: Changing the original 'secure text' (change the password, etc). That's probably a good idea anyway, since the content has been out there for a little bit already. –  Andrew Barber Dec 20 '12 at 12:06

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You can't do that yourself.

Flag the post for moderator attention and ask them to pass the request on to the community team who can remove the revisions that contain securetext for the reason that you have exposed sensitive information.

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Ooh, I didn't know Mods could delete revisions like that. Makes sense! (better than having to hard-delete the whole post by staff) –  Andrew Barber Dec 20 '12 at 12:00
    
@AndrewBarber - Yeah. I've made edits to such posts + flagged for moderators to remove the previous revisions. –  Oded Dec 20 '12 at 12:02
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@AndrewBarber - we can't delete revisions. We have to pass the request onto the community team. –  ChrisF Dec 20 '12 at 12:03
    
@ChrisF Ahh; OK. Good to know, and good edit! –  Andrew Barber Dec 20 '12 at 12:04
    
Now, can we remove any revisions with sensitive information in them? –  Oded Dec 20 '12 at 12:04
    
That will be deleted permanently or can be seen by moderator? –  vusan Dec 20 '12 at 12:06
    
@vusan - I believe permanently. –  Oded Dec 20 '12 at 12:07

If it is really very sensitive information you can mail it to team@stackexchange.com.
But remember: Deleting revisions is a serious task not to be done lightly.

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