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Please see this question: How to view html output in Notepad++?

The OP edited his question to a completely different one, so my answer is now invalid and is starting to attract downvotes.

I tried to edit this back into the original question, and because I don't have the edit privilege I had to wait until someone accepted this edit.

The edit was rejected and the question is still the same.

Now I'm stuck: I can't delete my answer because it is accepted, and my attempts to undo the changes made by the OP have failed. What should I do?

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    It's really hard to tell that a big rollback is a valid edit since it always looks like a radical change. Theres a feature-request somewhere to make it more obvious when a suggestion is a rollback.
    – OGHaza
    Apr 9, 2014 at 8:10

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This was your suggestion, which had this edit reason:

please don't ask another question; in the same question.

Now that really doesn't make it obvious to reviewers what you're doing. To them, it really looks like you are the one completely changing the question. In the future, try more descriptive reasons to tell people exactly what is changing:

Rolling back to original question after OP completely changed it.

I have a hard time believing it would get rejected if that reason had been used.

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    Taking into account the quality of too many reviewers these days, I won't have hard time believing any valid edit will be rejected and any crappy edit being approved. But yeah, in ideal system it's true. :) Apr 9, 2014 at 13:11

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