Rollback is a function that allows users to quickly revert an article to an earlier state, typically in response to vandalism or the addition of incorrect information. On Wookieepedia, all administrators have the Rollback ability, while regular users may additionally be granted this privilege by the community as an indication of trust. Users may be nominated for Rollback at Wookieepedia:Requests for user rights.

How Rollback works[]

While any user on Wookieepedia can revert a page to an earlier version, users with Rollback have a faster, automated tool to perform this function. For users with Rollback, a [rollback] link will appear next to edits on the Recent Changes log, user contributions pages, diff pages, and page histories.

Clicking the link reverts the page to the last edit not authored by the user being reverted. An automatic edit summary of (Reverted edits by X (talk) to last version by Y) appears and is marked as a minor change. If someone else edits the page before the "rollback" link is clicked, an error message will appear. For more information, see Help:Reverting.


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This page or section is an official policy on Wookieepedia.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone must follow. Please use the Consensus track to propose changes to this policy.

  1. Rollback should be used with caution and restraint, in part because the automated edit summary leaves no explanation for the reversion. Reverting a good-faith edit may unintentionally send the message that the edit being removed was nonsense, and may come as a slap in the face to the user being reverted.
  2. Users with Rollback work in tandem with the administration to identify and respond to vandalism and other disruptions. When reverting vandalism, it is the responsibility of Rollback users to either A) leave a warning on the offender's talk page, or B) report the vandalism on Wookieepedia:Vandalism in progress or directly to an administrator.
  3. In order to maintain their Rollback rights, non-administrator Rollback users must make at least 50 mainspace edits in any six-month span, excepting prior explanation of inactivity.

Users with Rollback[]

Current users with Rollback[]

See also: Special:ListUsers/rollback.

Note that all administrators also have the Rollback ability.