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Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back

The content of this post has been sanitized in response to anonymous feedback that the formatting was making it completely unreadable by assistive technology (AT). I strongly value making content ...
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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on Stack Exchange sites? I have seen this mentioned but I do not understand the term. Please note: This post is not a sandbox for performing rollbacks. Please do not perform ...
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Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back?

I just had an occasion where someone reformatted the code in my question, not because it was ill-formatted, but to match his preferred style. I would have liked to be able to type a reason for rolling ...
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Rolling back a completely changed question

Is Levenshtein slow in MySQL? was originally asked August 9, and received answers. A month later, the OP completely changed the question, invalidating the existing answers. I rolled it back, and left ...
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Why am I allowed to delete moderator-only tags?

One would think only a moderator should be able to mess with moderator tags. P.S.: I was also able to reapply it during a rollback. So, actually I was able to both delete and apply a moderator tag. ...
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Auto rollback any edits made by a spammer when his account get nuked

Many times spammers don't just post new answers (or questions) with their spam but also edit existing posts to insert their spam. Usually two high rep members will notice the spam and reject the ...
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What triggers the “possible rollback war” flag? [duplicate]

Just saw this one for the first time: 1 × rollback war (for this question's revisions) Its obvious what this flag means (multiple rollbacks have occurred, possibly by different users), but what ...
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Rolling back your own edits within the grace period doesn't delete the revisions

If you edit a post within an editing grace period and undo all your initial changes, the revision is silently destroyed. That is, except when you use the rollback function, which is not how it should ...
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Rolling back post edits occasionally kills formatting

This question, closed yesterday, was bumped by its OP requesting reopen votes. I decided to roll back the edit (I know this doesn't 'unbump' it but that's not my point), but it seems the formatting ...
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The Rollback link doesn't work on deleted posts

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 ...
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“Unable to rollback to the current revision” when trying to rollback question revision

I'm getting a "Unable to rollback to the current revision" alert box when clicking on the rollback option of the revision 2 of the post below: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/16379886/revisions ...
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Diamond moderator rollbacks can resurrect blacklisted tags

Example revisions. A diamond moderator rolled back a question to a state where it had homework. This effectively recreated the tag, despite it being blacklisted. This should not happen, and is not ...
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Need moderator attention on SO right now

It's a joke that this question has not been deleted yet. Hoping to wake up a moderator by posting here. And he just posted a new one, another one, and yet one more, possible one
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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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Should rollbacks be included in a user's recent activity history?

Why are rollbacks not included in a user's recent activity history? When you go to a user's profile and click on recent, why can you not see where they have rolled back posts? Isn't this just as ...
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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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Is it possible to get an Edit Notification on questions or answers that I up voted?

My question is similar to Is it possible to get an Edit notification on questions that I Vote-to-close? I believe this would be useful in the scenario if I upvote a question or answer... and the OP ...
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Rolling back an edit can create a “new tag” that had been synonymized in the interim

In December 2012, php5 was synonymized with php. This means that anyone trying to tag their question php5 gets php instead. Earlier today, revision 5 to this question rolled back a set of edits that ...
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I'm allowed to rollback a post that has a pending suggested edit

If you go into the revision history and select to rollback to a previous edit on a post which also has a suggested edit pending on it, it works. Even odder, the suggested edit remains active on the ...
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My edit didn't do anything, yet it is still shown

Here is the history of a question I tried to edit. I first clicked edit on revision 4. Then I added the python-2.x tag because it was correct. I then saved it. What happened then? My edit... didn't do ...
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Cannot roll back invalid tag wiki edit

This suggested edit was just approved by three (of 5) voters, which saddens me greatly. Not only is it poorly formatted (abuse of code formatting, inappropriate spacing between letters, lack of ...
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Badges are not removed on roll back

On roll back, badges awarded during this period are not removed. Suppose I earned Nice Question badge for my question. But after roll back votes to the question became less than 10, then also Nice ...
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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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While reviewing, why do I not get the option to see previous edits?

While reviewing low quality posts, I noticed a question that had been vandalized. I clicked edit so that I could do a rollback. However, there is no option to see the previous edits or rollback. I had ...
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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 on a tag wiki isn't working

Yesterday, I tried to rollback on the CSS tag wiki: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3644669/revisions When I click "rollback", and click "OK" to "Are you sure you want to rollback?", nothing happens. ...
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What to do when a user radically changes their own question? [duplicate]

I'm looking at the revision history for this question, which was closed as off-topic a few days ago. Just a few minutes ago, the OP radically revised it; it doesn't even resemble the original question ...
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Rolling Back Approved Edits

I have looked for this particular question and cannot find it, but have a suspicion, it may be a duplicate. I reviews this edit. I went to reject it as invalid edit This edit is incorrect or ...
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What does “rollback” do when it is for the last revision, followed by a notice about the question being closed?

I watched at the revision page of a question on Drupal Answers I edited and voted to close. I noticed the revision page shown this. What does the rollback link does, in this case? The question was ...
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How can I get the “cleanup” badge

In other words, what counts as "First Rollback"?
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Rolling back carelessly approved edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems “Revolving door” reviews are getting out of control Closely ...
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When one does a rollback, please make it more obvious how to include a comment [duplicate]

Edit history "rollback" links don't allow you to leave a comment. There are ways to leave a comment while reverting a post, but they're not obvious. Please make it more obvious how to ...
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Does / should a rollback count as an edit toward community wiki?

I imagine a scenario where the original poster is compelled to roll back multiple edits to his post, causing it to become a community wiki, thereby losing any future rep points from that post. Can ...
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Non-moderators can “add” moderator tags with a rollback

I'm not entirely sure whether this is a bug, but it has important implications either way. Moderator only tags (like status-completed, status-declined, and featured) can only be added by, well, ...
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Should I rollback a manually edited “possible duplicate” box?

One guy edited a question to add a possible dupe link at the top. Is this action right? Shouldn't a simple comment+flag be enough? I considered rolling it back, but he seems to have pretty good rep ...
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Include rollbacks in recent history

Yesterday I rolled back this answer and, as it was my first rollback, got the "cleanup badge" and all was well in the world. However, when I go to my "activity" tab I can't find any trace of the ...
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Quotation marks converted to entities in rolling back with summary

In the revision history page of an answer, click "edit" next to an old answer, add an edit summary with an apostrophe (') or double-quotation-mark (") in it, and save without editing the post. The ...
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Was it correct to roll this edit back?

I reviewed this question where the edit was adding missing parentheses and brackets to source code . Since the OP's description of what was wrong was so vague of but am unable to make it work and What ...
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What should I do when a user repeatedly rejects or roll-backs valid edits to his/her post(s)?

I know the rules of editing your own posts but what should be done when a user consistently rejects and/or rolls-back a valid edit to their original version. I am curious after my experience with ...
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How can I rollback an incorrect edit made to my question?

I have a Super User question that was edited and which caused the meaning to change. Is there any way for me to roll back this edit without it appearing that I have edited the question?
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My edit of an existing answer to turn it into a more general solution was rolled back because said to be addressing a specific case issue [closed]

I edited an answer on Stack Overflow, because I encountered an issue in a specific case where the original solution wasn't working: the change I made helps to make the solution work in a wider range ...
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Allow comment on rollback? [duplicate]

When editing you can enter a one-line comment "Edit Summary". It would be nice if a comment could be left when rolling back. Can this be added at some time?
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No rollback link

I stumbled upon an edit which IMHO deleted a little bit too much: https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/12740575/2 and wanted to rollback that edit and provide an edit of my own. I want to restore the ...
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Have rollbacks not count towards community-wikiness

I think rollbacks shouldn't count towards posts becoming Community Wiki posts. If there is no change in content, the post was not generated by the community, but keeps being written by the original ...
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I am not granted to rollback an edit, but could I at least easily suggest a rollback?

On Programmers.SE I noticed an edit by a user of 4K reputation that I feel changes the meaning of the original question (Revision 2) and I would have liked to roll back. However having not enough ...
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No Warning About Intermediate Edits While Rolling Back

I noticed this post which had a suggested edit approved which broke some of the formatting in the post and didn't add any particular value to the post. I went to rollback to revision 2 which was a ...
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why am I shown as a “CW-author” of this answer, where all my changes were rolled back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community wiki post not displaying majority author correctly Wonder why I am shown as a "CW-author" of this answer? Looking at answer revisions history I can't see any ...
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Should you earn a cleanup badge for rolling back your own edit?

I just earned the "Cleanup" badge on Stack Overflow for rolling back my own edit. Should I be able to earn a badge that way?
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When an edit causes a post to end up as Low Quality, there should be an option to rollback

Recently on EE.SE, a question was edited by its author in a way completely incomprehensible: the whole text was completely removed and a weird non-question was left over. The question in question is ...
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Rolling back edits to remove posts from the reopen queue

I'm aware that questions that are edited within 5 days of being put on-hold are bumped into the Reopen Queue. However, it's not clear whether rolling back the edits will remove it. I'm curious about ...