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This is one of the openly revealed accounts created by Kalki (talk · contributions) ~ Taliesin 01:26, 12 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Something seriously odd happened edit

I edited the article for Hermann Hesse to move a picture which used to be at the top and I thought more appropriately fitting for his Wikiquote article. However, I went back and noticed you'd reverted it, with a message "massive removal." So I was quite curious at what had happened and looked at the file size of my edit; noticing a change, where there shouldn't have been one. So I looked at the diffs and there were a ton of changes shown as coming from MY EDIT, which I didn't make (i.e., all I did was move the picture, as my summary stated) diffs: [[1]]. I have never seen this happen before either on Wikiquote or Wikipedia (which I have been using for quite a while, not always as my username). What is going on? Peace and Passion 19:27, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The most likely thing is you edited an earlier version of the page, as there were significant formatting differences as well, with images using the older "image" designation rather than the current "file" label. ~ Whiterose 19:35, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your quick reply! I have no idea how I would've accidentally done that (as I'm not an inexperienced editor), but I guess anything could happen ;). You implied that you were about to "remove" some things from the article? Is this true--should I wait; or can I (the correct way) flip that image? The image I was moving to the top was the old one that was there; it seemed more appropriate and fitting for Hermann Hesse's Wikiquote article (nonetheless, there now seem to be way too many pictures on the page, compared to how it looked neat and tidy a couple of months ago). Thanks again, Peace and Passion 19:43, 1 August 2009 (UTC).Reply[reply]
My comment "restoring to previous version, prior to massive deletion of material" was simply a reference to the deletions which had occurred with your edit. I do like the image of Hesse reading the book, but I think the fuller face photo is more appropriate for the top image, though I probably wouldn't have strong objections to the two images simply being switched. ~ Whiterose 19:52, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow, this is really odd; I'm crawling through the diffs to see if I somehow did edit an old version; I think you're right: this is where I somehow (I have no idea how I screwed this up) must have done it [[2]]; but the really strange thing is where did I get the "Image" notation from? If you see the original before the edit, it uses "file" correctly. I switched the files using Ctrl + C to Copy!!! This is bizarre; where did that "image" notation come from? I wonder if this was the first ever exact same, to the millisecond, edit-conflict and the software couldn't handle it? :P .... Thanks again Peace and Passion 19:54, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]