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When you revert an article to a previous version, you are eliminating the edits of one or more contributors. Its a good idea to first contact those contributors and explain what you are going to do. You might also give your reasons on the Talk Page for that article.  
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When you revert an article to a previous version, you are eliminating the edits of one or more contributors. It's a good idea to give your reasons on the Talk Page and explain what you are going to do. You might also contact those contributors and discuss it with them directly. Then, let some time go by, giving others a chance to reply to your ideas. In the long run it is better to negotiate permission before hand, thus smoothing over possible hurt feelings and preventing a "revert war".<br>
  
*'''Step 1''' Navigate to the article that needs to be reverted.
 
  
*'''Step 2''' Go to the History page and do one of the following.
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Also, consider the Three-revert rule <ref>Do not revert any page or any part of a page more than 3 times in 24 hours. Doing so may lead to action being taken against your account by an administrator.</ref> if doing extensive editing.<br> 
  
:*'''Step 2.1''' Find the last good version and '''click on its date''' to roll back the article to. That version should now open in the '''Edit Window'''.
 
  
:*'''Step 2.2''' Find the last good version and '''click on Prev'''.  When the two versions show up , click '''(Edit)''' at the top of the column on the left. This will open up the good version in the '''Edit Window'''
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When you are ready to revert, do the following:
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*'''Step 1''' Navigate to the article that you wish to revert.
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*'''Step 2''' Go to its History page and find the latest preferred version and '''click on (undo)'''. The article will be rolled back to that date and should now open in the '''Edit Window'''.
  
 
*'''Step 3''' At the bottom of the page under the Edit Window, fill in the '''Summary'''. Then Click on the '''Save page''' button.
 
*'''Step 3''' At the bottom of the page under the Edit Window, fill in the '''Summary'''. Then Click on the '''Save page''' button.
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The current version of the article will now have been reverted to the previous version that you chose.
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Latest revision as of 01:06, 27 January 2016

When you revert an article to a previous version, you are eliminating the edits of one or more contributors. It's a good idea to give your reasons on the Talk Page and explain what you are going to do. You might also contact those contributors and discuss it with them directly. Then, let some time go by, giving others a chance to reply to your ideas. In the long run it is better to negotiate permission before hand, thus smoothing over possible hurt feelings and preventing a "revert war".


Also, consider the Three-revert rule [1] if doing extensive editing.


When you are ready to revert, do the following:

  • Step 1 Navigate to the article that you wish to revert.
  • Step 2 Go to its History page and find the latest preferred version and click on (undo). The article will be rolled back to that date and should now open in the Edit Window.
  • Step 3 At the bottom of the page under the Edit Window, fill in the Summary. Then Click on the Save page button.

The current version of the article will now have been reverted to the previous version that you chose.


  1. Do not revert any page or any part of a page more than 3 times in 24 hours. Doing so may lead to action being taken against your account by an administrator.