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I edited an answer and saved it. Then I realized my change was based on my own mis-conceptions about the answer. Now, I can't undo the edit because when I edit it again and undo the changes it says:

Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: Nothing appears to have changed

This is what I edited: WiX: How to register application to start when Windows launches?

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You can click the rollback link when you are viewing the revisions of the answer. I did this for you. :)

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I was looking for a way to roll it back and could not find a 'rollback' on that. Maybe I went to the wrong page, didn't look hard enough or it's not there. Any way, thanks for rolling it back for me. –  Nate Aug 11 '11 at 18:46
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If you click the time it was edited (where it says "edited 2 days ago" above my name), you can see the revisions for the question or answer. There is a rollback option in there. You might not see it (i'm not sure) since you have under 2000 rep. –  Kyle Trauberman Aug 11 '11 at 21:02
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If you don’t have edit permissions and submit an edit for peer review, and then realize that the edit was a mistake, you don’t get that ‘rollback’ option, and re-editing it just to undo the changes will just give you an error saying it doesn't look like you changed anything. –  Brandon Kelly May 13 '13 at 17:36
    
@BrandonKelly I am in precisely this same situation. This appears to be a flaw on the site. –  javadba Mar 2 at 17:12

This likely happened because when you tried to edit it again, it was within 5 minutes of your previous edit, so they got combined into one edit. The system then noticed that the resulting edit would be identical to the previous revision (your original post) and rejected it.

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