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If I make a series of edits on Wikipedia that I decide to revert, is it possible to revert multiple edits at once?

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Might be better to go to the source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Help_desk –  Al E. Aug 20 '12 at 13:45
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You can revert multiple edits at once if they are multiple edits to the same article.

But you wanted to revert multiple edits you have made across several different articles. There's no feature of the website to let you do that. There are some quite sophisticated anti-vandalism tools which may help. Some of these are desktop applications you'd need to install, others run as javascript in the browser. Some require administrator permissions. I'm not sure which one would serve this purpose best (anyone?)

Another trick to do these things just a little faster than normal, is to use your browsers tabbed browsing feature.

  • Click on 'my contributions' to see all the edits you want to revert.
  • Open each of them with the 'diff' link, in a separate tab. You can do this very quickly by holding down ctrl while clicking each link (keyboard shortcuts may vary).
  • Now move along each of the tabs you've opened clicking 'undo' and 'save'.
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What I'm really asking is whether it's possible for a user to roll back all of their own edits from a certain point onward. (e. g., starting at one edit, and then automatically reverting all of that user's subsequent edits as well). –  Anderson Green Apr 8 '13 at 3:01
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Yes:

  1. go to the history tab
  2. select the range of revisions you want to revert
  3. click Compare selected revisions
  4. click the undo link on the second revision
  5. make sure this the edit that you want to make and save the page
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I'd like to revert all the recent changes that I've made across the entire wiki (in case I had recently re-categorized several pages incorrectly.) –  Anderson Green Aug 19 '12 at 20:37
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  1. Go the history tab
  2. Click the "edit" link for the revision before your changes
  3. Save the revision. You'll receive a warning that this will undo multiple changes.

Please do be sure to put in a comment explaining what you're doing.

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I'm referring to all of the changes that I've recently made across the entire wiki, not on just one page. –  Anderson Green Aug 19 '12 at 20:36
    
Then no, there isn't. There might be a tool available to Administrators, but not to individual users. –  Al E. Aug 20 '12 at 3:08
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