I'd like to see a list of all of my Wikipedia edits which have been subsequently reverted (as opposed to the ones that have been retained). How is it possible to do this?

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    It's hard to do this, because it's hard to define what exactly “reverted” means. What if you added a section, then other people made edits to this section and then somebody else removed the section. Should that count as a revert? How could you detect something like that?
    – svick
    Sep 20, 2012 at 20:39
  • All reverted edit summaries on Wikipedia contain the text (in italics) that reads "Reverted edits by (name of user) to last version by (name of previous editor)". This is how reverts can be distinguished from other edits. Sep 20, 2012 at 21:04
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    Important and interesting question, despite difficulty. If it were convenient to detect when one's edits were unmade, there would probably be more conflicts on wikimedia. On the other hand, and more importantly, it maybe contribute to the reform of an epidemic of naysaying in crowdsourced media.
    – Bob Stein
    Nov 7, 2014 at 17:39

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Monitoring the watchlist is your only option. You can use your browser's find option to highlight what you are looking for. But that doesn't guaranty that you will find what you want, maybe your edits get removed without “revert” or “undo” tools.

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    I think it would be possible to get a list of reverted edits using a script that would scan over the edit summaries of each of the user's edits, and then return a list of all edit summaries that match the regular expression /Reverted edits by * to last version by */ (where * is the wildcard character). Sep 20, 2012 at 22:31
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    Would it be possible to use WikiBlame for this purpose? wikipedia.ramselehof.de/wikiblame.php Dec 15, 2012 at 15:51
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    This answer is now outdated. Wikipedia's notification system notifies its users about reverted edits, so it's very easy to find them now. Feb 21, 2015 at 17:40

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