I would link it, but I can’t because it is so badly corrupted, so you can either use the link on ‘my favourite wikis’ or search it on the internet.
On The Worst Witch wiki, 2 vandals who are obviously the same person have come to the wiki and completely corrupted it. They have edited the page ‘Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches’ and added 300,000+ characters, therefore destroying the page and the size of the page disallows me from using the wiki. I just about managed to see the amount of characters before the internet crashed and froze. I managed to get back on to the wiki, where I noticed a vandalised with a different username (but still a gibberish username) had posted on my talk page. When I tried to get on to my talk page, it was simply a black box. The internet then crashed again. This has spread to many pages on the wiki and other pages are now black boxes.
I have tried using the wiki on other devices, but they all crash and freeze. I can’t undo the edits for this reason. If anyone can access the wiki and undo the edits, please can this be done?!
I couldn’t revert the first or second vandalism because it was 300,000+ characters which made the page a big black box and then the page froze and crashed. There was no chance I could click on anything, let alone reverse the vandalism.
RainbowBubbles3 wrote: Yes, I understand that. Applemasterexpert could get on to the wiki, but I couldn’t.
Perhaps it was your Internet speed?
If you can, it could be worth trying doing it via 4G/5G on a phone device, or - if you're wireless - trying to use your computer with it wired in . . . it might explain why one person could do it and another couldn't, if one person's speed is a lot quicker?
When I saw this thread, I was curious and tried to view the change that was made. I was not able to load the page nor was I able to load the version comparison (which loads as an intermediate step to using the undo link). I was using a desktop with 64 GB RAM and a wired connection. I was able to load the revision via api.php with no issues; but that doesn't help with reverting the change. By the way, based on what the content of the edit was, I would say they were probably not using the regular editing interface. If they were, then they must have done a lot of copy-and-paste.