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Reverts a post to the previous edit version, if any exists.

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Custom rollback reason not displayed on the Activity page

When providing a custom rollback reason, it displays properly when looking at the timeline and revision history, but not the Activity page ("All Actions" or "Revisions"). Compare: ...
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Should poor grammar be fixed in a meta post where the OP is asking if (their) poor grammar is okay for the main site?

On a Stack Exchange site where users must post in English, a user who said their native language wasn't English asked on its meta site whether having poor grammar should stop them from posting (on the ...
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Do rollbacks count toward edit-related badges

In What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?, it's made clear that rollbacks do not count as edits; that is, they don't contribute toward the Editor -> Strunk & White -> Copy ...
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Do edit rollbacks affect explainer/refiner/illuminator badge progress? [duplicate]

I answered a question, was upvoted, and then edited the question. My badge progress was immediately updated. Then I thought better of my edit and rolled it back. My badge progress remained incremented....
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Why aren't rollbacks invalidating spam/rude flags?

According to both FAQ, rollbacks invalidate spam/rude flags. To test this theory and have the accurate representation of what the system does, I flagged this answer as spam and proceeded to roll it ...
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The Cleanup badge is awarded for bad behaviour

On Stack Exchange sites, being able to edit a post requires a certain amount of reputation points (depending on the site and the kind of post). Users below the reputation threshold can only submit ...
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Editing older revision (not most recent) no longer includes older title and tags, and automatic rollback note

Say there are two revisions: #2 mine #1 OP [edit] What used to happen, if I pressed edit next to the first revision, added stuff to #1 (not #2), they would be like this: #3 rollback -- [manual ...
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Notification when your edit has been rolled back

It would be helpful if I could get a little SE inbox notification when one of my edits has been rolled back. I know there are no consequences for a rollback, but I would like a notification so I could ...
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Rollback button appears to the most recent edit revision item if it's a rollback

In posts where the most recent edit is a rollback, a rollback button appears (example): Clicking it shows this error: Related: I can rollback to the most recent revision, but I think this was ...
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Why don't rollbacks count as activity in my network profile?

If I rollback a post on a particular SE site, this edit counts as recent activity in that particular site. However, it looks as though such edit is not included in all activity in my network profile. ...
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Rollback of a post to a revision with an older license version does not make the post relate to that older license version

A month ago it was noticed that a rollback could change the license version backwards. In a comment, it was noted by Yaakov Ellis that the license version on a post should relate to the license ...
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Do you actually lose rep if your edit was rolled back by the author?

I've found this post, where an SE employee stated that: a rollback does not cause a reversal of the reputation gained But check this question. Edit was approved. Member got reputation. Author ...
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Adding summary to tag-only rollback doesn't work

It's possible to add an edit summary to a rollback: Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back? However, this doesn't seem to be working when you rollback a tag-only edit. Here is a ...
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Single use tags are not deleted after six months if they were recreated via a rollback

The question Understanding risks of logging into Stack Exchange sites from a shared computer or network has two tags which have only been used once and have no tag excerpt or wiki: shared-devices and ...
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Unable to rollback to previous revision

I edited my answer because the information was no longer accurate. However, after editing I found that the formatting was broken, so I rolled it back to the previous version. Unfortunately after the ...
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Not notified of a rollback to one of my own posts

I was notified that someone edited one of my questions earlier today (because it changed more than 6 characters). Then someone else rolled back that edit and I didn't get a notification so my inbox ...
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List of rollbacks

I wonder whether there is a way for a user to obtain the list of all rollbacks that he or she made on some Stack Exchange site. The reason for this lies in the fact that months ago someone made a ...
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Should rolling back to a previous revision sort question by previous revision date?

Sometimes, a user will make a very insignificant edit to a very old question/answer. Sorting this question at the top of the active questions queue does more harm than good, as it pushes newer active ...
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Improved edits with edits in different parts of the post are counted as a single one when rolled back

This is specifically inspired by a recent post vandalism, where a suggested edit (a good one) was accepted by OP with "Improve edit". The suggested edit (#2) was then edited by OP as vandalism (#3). ...
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What is a "rollforward" [closed]

What is a 'rollforward' on Stack Exchange sites? I haven't seen this mentioned but I do understand the term. As for each OP of a question or answer there is the "rollback" option (FAQ here).....
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Why do reopen votes remain if the question is rolled back to before the closure?

On a specific question on IPS.SE the question was closed, edited and then received some reopen votes. The OP then rolled back the question to an edit before it was closed, but the reopen votes stuck ...
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What is a 'rollback' in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

What is the role of rollbacks for badges on Stack Exchange? Anyone told me it's used for badges; then, how do I get this?
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Allow edit rollbacks on iOS

Sometimes I come across a damaging edit on a post which I want to rollback. Unfortunately, there currently isn't any way to rollback edits from the iOS app. Can an option be added to allow rolling ...
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Allow rollbacks for tag wikis

So, on Myth.SE, there were some interesting tag wiki suggested edits, using content directly copied from Wikipedia. Stack Exchange does not appreciate that. So some of our newer users approved it, as ...
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Edit rollback because I can't "put words in the author's mouth" [closed]

I recently edited the accepted answer of my question here to provide additional information so that people with my same problem could find all the useful things in one single accepted post. Later on, ...
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Allow moderators to rollback locked posts (more easily)

Locked posts really are locked to most users. To moderators, however, locked posts are substantially less locked. Moderators can edit them, post comments to them, delete comments from them, and even ...
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Who has the final authority in an edit war? OP or a moderator?

I joined a site in private beta and posted an answer citing one source. One user made some edits which I did not agree with, so, I rolled back the changes. Some of the proposed changes were ...
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Rollback edit summary doesn't re-render on mobile site

On rollback revisions, the user edit history contains a GUID on the mobile site: Full web says "a previous revision": This appears to be the raw edit summary, according to a chat message ...
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Cannot rollback to a suggested edit which was 'improved' by a reviewer

This question of mine has had an edit suggested, which was improved by one of the reviewers. Because of this, both the suggested edit itself (revision 2) and the improved edit (revision 3) are added ...
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Rollback edits allowed while edits pending

When an edit is pending on a post, further edits are not allowed. Clicking "edit" brings up the edit review instead of the post editor. This flow makes sense. However, when an edit is pending on a ...
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How to handle a post sent to low quality queue because OP made a destructive edit?

On this question: RC circuit help, OP removed an essential part of his question, making it invalid. Some user then flagged it as "low quality", which seems justified to me. My question is: how to ...
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What's the preferred format when linking posts within the same network?

For links internal to the network where I am posting, I usually just paste the URL as it will be automatically replaced with the title of the linked post. However, I recently had one such instance ...
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Notify users when their [approved suggested] edit is rolled back

I'm currently going through a particular user's suggested edits, most of which have been accepted by nincompoops, and which do only silly things like code-formatting arbitrary phrases and adding ...
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Please reword the "rollback" link

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 ...
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What to do if I don't agree with an edit to my question? [duplicate]

My question was edited by a user for no reason. Check the edits he did -> https://stackoverflow.com/posts/34507403/revisions. I have rolled back the edit, but is there any guide where I can know what ...
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What is the best action after OP rolls back the post to the low quality original?

I edited an answer (improved its format) several times and after that OP pasted back to original post (low quality post) or added one space (he didn't add any value to his answer). What is the best ...
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Should I rollback a minor edit that a >2k rep user has made?

If a user with sufficient privileges to edit without approval edits a post, but the edit only changes word choice, how should I feel about rolling back? The only reason I hesitate is because such an ...
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You can get unreviewable edits when rolling back

I have this test answer: Formatting Sandbox So, I edited in spam, like people on SO. Steps to repro: Put in crap as yourself. Someone below 2k suggest an edit to rollback. MUST rollback, not ...
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Why do closed questions with rollbacks show up so strangely in the Reopen Queue? [duplicate]

At present, this Reopen queue entry shows up like this on the Revision tab: - Jan 8 at 16:47 - Rollback to [8142c784-73d6-4387-9fa2-366dec3a5762] No changes to display. View this post's full revision ...
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Let's be smarter when rolling back in the grace-period

Currently, rollbacks are never rolled into the previous revision. I propose a simple change making the rollback-link more useful: If the rollback is to the pre-edit revision, and an ordinary edit ...
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Is it possibly to send a message to a user who edited a question / answer? [duplicate]

I know is not possible to send a personal message to another user. What I would like to do would be to inform a user that I am rolling back an edit he made and explain him the reasons for doing so. ...
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Editing Incorrect Information in Questions [duplicate]

Edit: This question is specifically not related to code. I'm aware of the precedent on fixing code mistakes. As there did not seem to be any established precedent for issues not related to coding, ...
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Should I roll back this answer edit? Is there a better way to handle this? [closed]

This answer was originally posted in 2009. This March, 5 years and 3 months later, someone else decided to remove nearly any trace of the original answer (the only thing preserved was the ...
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Why is rolling back not rate limited? [duplicate]

I just managed to roll this question back about 20 times, in 3 minutes: In fact, the only reason I couldn't do more was the IP address "unusual number of requests" limit: Almost everything else I ...
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Rollback option is displayed for the last edit if it is followed by another revision entry

Normally, in a post's revision history, users are able to roll the post back to any revision prior to the last one. The rollback link is hidden for the head revision because obviously it's pointless ...
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What happens to downvotes or upvotes when a question is rolled back?

Currently the votes are fixed after a particular time. One can't undo or upvote a post previously downvotted by him/her unless the post is edited. So, say the question was edited by another person (...
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Are tags for what the content of the question is, or what the answer is? [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with a recent question I asked and people kept editing in erroneous tags as I described the problem. I reverted back to the original over and over and finally I arrived at my ...
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Rollback edit privilege missing from help center

Reading a quite recent question raised on MSO, I immediately went on to read the help center entry on full edit privileges. There is actually no mention of attaining the rollback privilege at all. A ...
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I just got a really weird Reopen review about a rollback to [e6f666a5-1009-4456-b217-6ad0a889d0f6]

I just got this review which appears to be a little broken and buggy: Take note of the edit summary featured in this review - it's bugged out. In the post's revision history, it says "Rollback to ...
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Add an option to explain a rollback [duplicate]

I rolled back a major edit to one of my questions today, but I found no place to put the reason I thought the edit was not appropriate. In this case, I thought the edits would have been better if ...
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