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Is it the case that if a rollback is performed on an older version of a post we lose all the votes that took place between the current version and older?

Also, what is the meaning of the message "offensive votes"?

sets the current revision to this version of the post, resetting any offensive votes

Screenshot:

Rollback Tooltip Message

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As stated in the post mentioned by AsheeshR "Rolling back a post to a previous state will revert to the number of offensive flags from that particular revision. This allows the OP (or someone else with edit rights) to rollback a post that someone else made offensive in a later revision.". –  Bart Jun 19 '13 at 10:35

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we lose all the votes that took place between the current version and older?

No that is not the case. Type and count of votes remain unchanged. Only the text/content of the post is reverted to the older version.

The message that you have mentioned is a bit misleading though. I think it should say:

sets the current revision to this version of the post, resetting any offensive flags

So instead of offensive votes it should be offensive flags

Update:

Tooltip text has been changed:

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Thank you very much, everything is clearer now! –  lopez.mikhael Jun 19 '13 at 10:39
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The system, for some weird reason, treats offensive flags as votes internally. The misleading phrasing is a case of a technical detail spilling into the UI. –  Yannis Jun 19 '13 at 10:43
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@Yannis The flagging refactoring that's Soon-To-Be-Deployed corrects that, so I'll pass this along to the devs to correct the wording on this tooltip as well. –  Anna Lear Jun 19 '13 at 22:29

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