Edit history "rollback" links don't allow you to leave a comment.

There are ways to leave a comment while reverting a post, but they're not obvious.

Please make it more obvious how to comment while reverting.

dbr has suggested two possible ways to do this:

Clicking rollback should definitely have an rollback-reason or comment input, same as editing does.


I guess a slightly more drastic solution would be to remove the rollback button, and rename the "edit" button on the revisions page to "revert to this revision". Not only would it inherently prompt for a reason when "rolling back", it better describes what the edit button does. Plus, it gives a nice preview of what the rolled-back post will look like.

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    I would like to see StackExchange actually encourage giving a reason for rollbacks. Usually, a rollback happen when someone is disagreeing with someone else’s edit. That’s kind-of the base for a user dispute; having a reason attached to the rollback could clear the situation up before that happens.
    – poke
    Feb 11, 2014 at 1:23


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