In a post's revision history, every time I go to rollback an edit, I have to scroll up and down to figure out whether the link means "rollback this revision" or "rollback to this revision" (eventually accomplished by determining and then promptly forgetting, for the fifth time this week, that the most recent revision has no "rollback" link; thus, the latter meaning is the only one possible).

Screenshot of "rollback" link in post revision history

Could you please tweak the text to make it immediately clear what action will be performed upon clicking "rollback"? "rollback to here" would be fine…

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All you need to do is hover over the link to get text that says exactly what it is for:

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

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    I'd still rather like the label itself to be clearer, actually. The tooltip is great, okay, but I don't like having to reveal hidden text to find out what a widget actually does when it's otherwise mortally ambiguous. Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 18:13
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit: So you do a quick search and find meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17038/what-is-a-rollback. Sure, it would be nice to have a more explicit link, but I don't see it as much of a problem. Most important question of all: what do you suggest?
    – zondo
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 18:16
  • I do not wish to have to look up a question on meta every time I want to use that link. Is requesting a clearer GUI label really that bad? N.B. I'm not claiming that it's like the most important thing ever or anything. "rollback to this/here" would be fine. Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 18:18
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit: I looked it up once, and I never needed to again ... except for a couple minutes ago. "Rollback to this" sounds fine to me, though, and would be easier to understand. I think that the "Cleanup" badge definitely needs to be more explicit about what "rollback" is. I don't think I found out what it was until I earned it.
    – zondo
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 18:24

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