Wikipedia:Revert only when necessary: Difference between revisions
Being reverted can feel a bit like a slap in the face – "I worked hard on those edits, and someone just rolled it all back". However, sometimes a revert is the best response to a bad edit, so we can't just stop reverting. What's important is to let people know ''why'' you reverted. This helps the reverted person because they can remake their edit while fixing whatever problem it is that you've identified. Obviously it is best to fix the problem and not revert at all.
Explaining reverts also helps other people. For example, it lets people know whether they need to even view the reverted version (in the case of, e.g., "rv page blanking"). Because of the lack of [[paralanguage]] online, if you don't explain things clearly people will probably assume all kinds of nasty things, and that's how [[wikipedia:edit
If your reasons for reverting are too complex to explain in the [[
==Avoiding or limiting your reverts==