Help:Reverting: Difference between revisions

→‎Manual reverting: this is horrible advice and it conflicts with the proper advice lower on the page to take care to not undo constructive edits when reverting vandalism; "the vandalism may be interspersed between constructive edits; be sure to revert to the last version without vandalism"? No no no!!
(→‎Manual reverting: this is horrible advice and it conflicts with the proper advice lower on the page to take care to not undo constructive edits when reverting vandalism; "the vandalism may be interspersed between constructive edits; be sure to revert to the last version without vandalism"? No no no!!)
* Click the "View history" tab at the top of the page to display the [[Help:Page history|page history]].
* Click the time and date of the earlier version to which you want to revert. You will see a phrase similar to: ''"This is an old revision of this page, as edited by [[User:Example]] (talk) at 15:47, January 24, {{math|{{CURRENTYEAR}}|-|1}}. '''The present address (URL) is a permanent link to this revision, which may differ significantly from the current revision'''."''
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* Click the "Edit" tab as you normally would. (Above the edit box, you will see a warning similar to: "You are editing an old revision of this page. If you save it, any changes made since then will be removed. You may want to edit the current revision instead.") If editing requires a registered account, log in first, or go to the article's Talk page and ask a registered editor to take care of the matter.
* Explain what you're doing in the [[Wikipedia:edit summary|edit summary]] field. Use complete words, not abbreviations. For example, "Reverting" or "Reverting vandalism."