If you try to roll back a post (either a question or an answer) from the revision history using the "Rollback" link, you get the popup asking if you're sure you want to roll back -- clicking OK ends up taking no action. (For completeness, clicking Cancel also does nothing.)

You can in fact roll back a post by clicking "Edit" on the revision, then simply clicking Save on the Edit screen, but if the Rollback link is available from the revision history (no reason why it shouldn't be), then it should work as expected.

If anyone with 10k wants to test this out, here is one of my testing questions on Meta that you can play with, so you don't have to create your own.

The rollback silently fails after the javascript gets a 404, like this:

POST http://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/1881/rollback/6ad74a20-4590-4c60-86c9-781f968a0340 404 (Not Found) jquery.min.js:4

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    +1 for noting the apparent inconsistencies in behavior, although I think the resolution should be to consistently treat deleted questions as locked.
    – user102937
    Aug 13, 2010 at 22:12
  • @Robert: Remember that you can delete your own questions. Should those be locked as well? I believe the system works fine as it is... this is simply a UI inconsistency.
    – Jon Seigel
    Aug 13, 2010 at 22:25
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    This still happens (1 and half years after) Dec 8, 2011 at 9:29
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    @VJovic yep Apr 3, 2012 at 12:13
  • It keeps happening. (I warned you about rollbacks, bro)
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 14, 2012 at 18:45
  • Reproed a few seconds ago.
    – Pops
    Aug 31, 2012 at 18:51

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If you are unable to use the rollback functionality, the link should not appear - this is now the case.

  • Excellent - thank you!
    – Jon Seigel
    Jul 2, 2013 at 13:12

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