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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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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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How can I get the “cleanup” badge

In other words, what counts as "First Rollback"?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why was this rollback rejected?

As I've only received review privileges today, it's entirely possible I've misunderstood the process, so I'm seeking clarification. This suggested rollback was rejected by 3 users all stating: ...
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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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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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Rollbacks are counting into auto-wiki when they shouldn't

So I rolled back a poor edit on Mysticial's branch prediction answer and inadvertently turned it into a community wiki: Not a big deal, until I realize that my rollback should not have caused it to ...
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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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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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What should a 10k user do with a rollback war flag? [closed]

I have just had an auto rollback war flag come through the 10k queue. However, as theres no "real" rollback war flag I'm basically left going "well thats nice" and moving on. As far as I can see all I ...
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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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Tooltip for the rollback link is incomplete

The tooltip text is currently: "sets the current revision to this version of the post, resetting any" I propose the sentence be completed.
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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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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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Allow rollback when reviewing

I've just come across a post in Low Quality Posts queue where OP has edited the body of the question to something like "Thanks, all, the issue is resolved." This certainly should be rolled back rather ...
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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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Is this rollback justified?

I recently made an edit to this question. But it was rolled back a few seconds later. I tried to improve the grammar, rephrased some of the sentences and updated the formatting to make the code more ...
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Why is my rollback rejected here?

Please see this question: How to view html output in Notepad++? The OP edited his question to a completely different one, so my answer is now invalid and is starting to attract downvotes. I tried to ...
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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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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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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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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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What to do if an edit vandalising the original post is approved?

Look at this suggested Edit. In this the anonymous user has added a line please i want to do project that going to done on reporting system so help me and also ruined the formatting of the code....
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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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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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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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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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Can I roll back changes made to my title by a moderator?

A moderator of some Stack Exchange site has changed my question title. What should I do in case I think the old title has a better connection to the question content?
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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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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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Don't auto-flag rollback wars involving one user

Today, this was flagged as a rollback war by Community ♦. I ... don't think it counts as a rollback war when a non split-personality user rollbacks and then rollbacks the rollback. Could rollbacks ...
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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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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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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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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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Treat rollbacks from the same user as single edits

When a single user makes multiple edits to a single post within a 5 minute period these get merged into one single edit in the revision history to avoid excessive verbosity. When handling rollbacks ...
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Rolling back needs more sanity checking

Somehow, this question was submitted with no tags. It's entirely possible that it got tagged with just a really crappy tag that got blasted away from orbit, leaving it completely naked. Eww. Anyway, ...
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To Rollback or Not to Rollback

Consider the following events: A relatively new user asks a question The question gets 2-3 downvotes The OP gets irritated by the downvotes and changes their question to something like "this ...
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Rolling back approved, substantial edits

I participated in a chat discussion that created some animosity about this: User A posts an answer. User B edits it with a radical change. User A approves the change. User C rollbacks it because it ...
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Is it OK to rollback an edit made by OP 10 minutes after my original edit?

Earlier tonight, I edited a question. About 10 minutes later, the OP edited again and (IMHO) made the post worse. Is it OK to rollback OP's second edit to my version -- Or does that break some sort of ...