Cached Wikipedia Vandalism
October 2, 2011 10:18 AM Subscribe
Why does Wikipedia show an old article revision on my phone?
posted by nzero to technology (3 answers total)
While looking up a quick fact about TNG today, I encountered a strange phenomenon. I went to this page
from my Android phone (via Verizon 3G). I've never visited the page previously. There was some obvious vandalism (see this version
) which I decided to log in from my computer to fix. Lo and behold, it isn't actually in the article anymore. Odd. So I refreshed the page from my mobile, and it still shows the vandalism (for a moment I thought it had been corrected in the time it took me to pull it up on the PC). Even if I view it in Desktop mode from my phone, or go into the history list and click on the newest revision manually, I still see the vandalized edit. However, if I compare versions I can see the most recent fixed article. So, what gives? Is Verizon caching Wikipedia pages?
Googling did turn up this vaguely related page