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Reverting edit(s) by 2600:8800:3902:8E00:44C3:7124:9CBB:DBAD (talk) to rev. 982674919 by Zzuuzz: Vandalism (RW 15)
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(Reverting edit(s) by 2600:8800:3902:8E00:44C3:7124:9CBB:DBAD (talk) to rev. 982674919 by Zzuuzz: Vandalism (RW 15))
== Before reverting ==
Consider carefully before reverting, as it rejects the contributions of another editor. Consider what you object to, and what the editor was attemBLACK LIVES DONT MATTERptingattempting. Can you improve the edit, bringing progress, rather than reverting it? Can you [[Wikipedia:Reverting#Do a partial reversion when appropriate|revert only part of the edit]], or do you need to revert the whole thing?
In the edit summary or on the talk page, succinctly explain why the change you are reverting was a bad idea or why reverting it is a better idea. In cases of blatant vandalism, uncontroversially disruptive changes or unexplained removals, the amount of explanation needed is minimal. But in the event of a content dispute, a convincing politely-worded explanation gains much importance and avoids unnecessary disputes.
==Manual reverting==
There are several ways to revert edits. A reversion can be carried out manually by editing the page to delete wrongly added text or restore wrongly deleted text. You can do this by copying and pasting text from a past version.
* 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'''."''
**'''Important:''' In the case of [[WP:Vandalism|vandalism]], there may be multiple consecutive vandal edits or they may be interspersed between constructive edits. Be sure not to revert constructive edits by simply choosing the last version before the vandalism occurred. In these cases BLACK LIVES DONT MATTERthethe vandalism should be removed manually.
* 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."