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"Undo" versus "Edit"[edit]

Swept in from the pub

With the great hope this topic hasn't already been beaten to death...

Has anyone noticed that our edits...however modest...are flagged as "undo" in the "History". Would hope that very few edits truly undo an existing (sub)section with a few refinements/additions. Heaven forbid that we need a rule of thumb or automated routine that "judges" whether we've truly "undone" earlier work. Regards, and many respects for the wonderful content already developed. Hennejohn (talk) 01:35, 12 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you talking about the "Undo" link in "(+242)‎ . . (→‎Readership at two years: ok) (undo | thank)" for instance? It does not mean that this edit is an undo. If you click on "undo", then it will undo this particular edit :-) Or did I misunderstand your question? Cheers! Nicolas1981 (talk) 04:32, 12 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nicolas: Many thanks...yes, that's what I was looking at. Seems I've totally misunderstood what "undo" means/does. Never occurred to me that with one click I could "revert" (delete?) edits or additions of content reflecting perhaps considerable work. Would think new, "poor" content should be re-edited if untrue, objectionable or needing to be more readable. Guess I'll stick with adding best possible content I can. Best regards, Hennejohn (talk) 00:21, 13 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It takes two clicks, but I understand what you mean. If you have NAVPOPS enabled in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, then you can 'read' the changes right from the watchlist and history pages. Some edits can't be salvaged. When they can be, it's worth doing it. People check back to see whether their contributions stayed in the article, and they get discouraged and quit if everything gets removed. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:51, 13 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]