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A new user created a question and didn't post the code, then people asked the code in the comment and he posted it there, in the comment, so I tried to help him by editing his question and putting his code formatted there but he did that before and I ended overriding a edit that he did at the same time...

How can I reverse this?

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Don't worry these things happen - I voted to reject your original edit (as although it was with good intention - it would actually introduce incorrectly formatted code) - I also put a rollback to version 3 – Jon Clements Dec 11 '12 at 19:33
@JonClements: If there are further improvements to the formatting, just make them. Don't roll it back to the even worse formatting the OP posted. – animuson Dec 11 '12 at 19:35
Haha - now I'm confused - as actually now it's been rolled back to what you originally put, it looks fine - but in the edit review queue it looked all over the place... What the...? – Jon Clements Dec 11 '12 at 19:35
@JonClements Thank you. animuson reversed to my edit, so I edited again to fix the incorrectly formatted part, it's on queue. Also, that part worried me, I felt bad because I didn't see that line in the preview, only later. – José Roberto Araújo Júnior Dec 11 '12 at 19:45
Also - this is just my opinion though. If it's a simple line or two with code that you can't possibly corrupt the intent of (so that by fixing formatting - you're actually fixing the problem) - and it'll just take too long for an OP that's making an effort but struggling to be pointed to the correct way to format code/etc... - then go for out. Otherwise, it's generally better the OP makes the effort - and that in part also shows they've bothered to correct a post, and also assists them in others that may be willing to help, instead of someone quick fixing. (Hope this makes sense) – Jon Clements Dec 11 '12 at 19:56
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Why does the edit need reverted? Your code formatting looks nicer than his, so I see nothing wrong with leaving it exactly the way it is.

But normally, there are a few ways to do this.

If you have full editing privileges, and:

  • If you are still in the grace period, you can simply edit it back to its original form and the revision will completely disappear as if it never happened.

  • If you are past the grace period, you can roll the edit back by clicking the "rollback" link on that revision in the post's revision history.

If you don't have full editing privileges you have to manually revert the post to its original form as a new suggested edit, which will have to go through the review process again to be approved.

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thank you, now I understand why I couldn't find a button/link to rollback – José Roberto Araújo Júnior Dec 11 '12 at 19:32

Your edit wasn't particularly damaging, so it's not a big deal, but for future reference:

if you have editing privileges, in the header of each revision you should see the links:


You click the rollback link on the revision that you want to rollback to

If you want me to go do that for you, just say so in a comment

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i see only source, may be this link requires reputation? – José Roberto Araújo Júnior Dec 11 '12 at 19:26

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