https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3607476/revisions (2k+ -- if security is working properly; I don't have a test account to check with)

While I only have 68 upvotes in that tag (need 100 to edit), I can view the revision history, which I think is fine.

What caught my attention is that I can see the "Edit" and "Rollback" links. So naturally I got curious.

I made a small edit based on revision 5 (I shouldn't have been able to get to the edit page at all). When I hit submit, I got the kitty-cat, but when returning to the revisions list, I discovered that a new revision was created anyway with the modified content. (At the end of the 1st paragraph, I changed the markdown from underscores to asterisks. Click on the edit link to see the source since it doesn't show up in the diff view.)

I was also able to roll back my changes using the Rollback link. (This should not be allowed.)

And I also got the tag editor badge for the first edit. (Which I totally don't deserve. lol)

  • 2
    ok Ill fix it ... good catch
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 2:07

1 Answer 1


Fixed it up - the change is deployed to meta, the rest of the sites will get it shortly

  • I did a quick test just now; looks like it's all fixed up. I'll test it more thoroughly when I get home. Thanks!
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 17:47

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