Download reversions?

I finally made the batch upload I was planning for a while. I’m the kind of person who likes to try out a new technology first and then figure out the problems… (I think I should have made this test batch smaller). My data had some issues–I ended up removing all of the external links that I added as official websites. You can see some of the uploads on my Wikidata contributions page.

My batch had about 2400 reconciled items. We had matched 711 through mix’n’match; I used the property for the MLCAD as a proxy for mix’n’match reconciliation… I think? I also tried to reconcile using birthdates as a way to match items. That means that some 1300 items were ones that I matched using the reconciliation tool in OpenRefine. Some of these, at least several hundred, were incorrect. Other Wikidata users reverted some of my batch edits because they were reconciled to the wrong person. I would like to update my data with their reversions. Is there a way to download which items were reverted and un-reconcile them in my openrefine file?

Hi @Rachel_Helps,

One thing you could do is go to the EditGroups page for your batch (which you should be able to find here) and then export the list of edits to CSV using the button at the bottom.
In that CSV table there will be a “reverted” column which indicates whether the edit has been reverted so far.

A few words of caution on this:

  • edits reverted “manually” will not be detected as reverted. For instance, if your batch added a statement, and another editor deleted that statement without using the undo button in Wikibase, then your edit will not be detected as reverted
  • similarly, edits reverted using the “rollback” functionality are not detected as reverted
  • if an edit is reverted, it stays reverted in EditGroups even if the reverting edit was reverted itself

I hope it helps!

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