Someone else edited my question inappropriately (IMO).

What is the right way to revert their changes?

There is a Rollback link for all the other revisions in the history but not for the top one, just Source|Edit|Link.

What I ended up doing was clicking on Edit, then selecting the previous revision from the drop-down menu, then saving the previous version. Is that the right way?

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    The idea of the rollback link is that you can roll back to a particular revision. So in the revision history choose the second most recent one and click rollback on that one to undo the most recent edit.
    – Marijn
    Commented May 30 at 13:05
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    If it's the one I think it is, part of the problem is answers don't belong in the question. That part definitely should be edited out. Commented May 30 at 13:41
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    If your question was edited by someone with a diamond after their name (a moderator), you'd better not revert it without asking them first why they performed that edit.
    – mbomb007
    Commented May 31 at 14:17
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    It looks like an excellent edit. And the editor does not earn any "edit points", whatever those are. Commented May 31 at 23:16
  • @sds You stop earning reputation from edits when you get either 1000 total reputation from edits, or you hit 2k reputation; whichever comes first. This is covered here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7237/how-does-reputation-work
    – Daedalus
    Commented Jun 4 at 6:58

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Rather than thinking of rolling back an edit (i.e., from a given revision), the system thinks of rolling back to a previous version/revision.

For example, if you think that Revision 2 was a bad edit, then you should rollback to Revision 1 by going to that revision in the edit history and clicking Rollback on Revision 1.

Here's how it looks on your question here:

Screenshot of revision history with a previous revision circled, and an arrow to the "Rollback" link on that revision

Since Revision 2 is the current revision, you can’t “rollback” to it — only to previous ones.

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