I have seen the gaming.SE Badge "Cleanup: First Rollback" and searched for it but couldn't find anything on to what it refers.

What does this mean? How do I roll back (presumably a question, an answer or a comment)?

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    Alright! Fight to the death between Arda Xi and Ivo Flipse to include some screenshots of how it is actually done! Bonus points for an extra screenshot detailing how to do it amidst actively editing a question.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 8, 2010 at 15:27
  • @Grace How's this?
    – user56
    Nov 8, 2010 at 18:02

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Rolling back a question or an answer is an option while editing it. Basically you restore (roll back to) a previous version of a post. You do this when, for example, someone abused the edit function on a question, or made an edit to your post you don't agree with.

I took on Grace's challenge, but I upped the ante with a screencast or two.

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    I was somewhat hoping for how to trigger the spawn conditions for this unique beast. But... Ivo didn't put up a fight, and you did go beyond expectations, so I'd say the round goes to you. Enjoy 10000 bonus points! ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 8, 2010 at 18:07
  • @Grace Is this better?
    – user56
    Nov 8, 2010 at 18:26
  • Haha! Very nice, very nice! It's a useful thing to know, since that's how you do rollbacks with edit summaries. Thanks~ ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 8, 2010 at 18:29
  • @Grace I'd happily take on the challenge if I could have edited his post, sadly I'm not awesome enough on Gaming...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 8, 2010 at 19:52
  • Arbitrary comment about lack of freehand circles in the demo.
    – TheQ
    Nov 9, 2010 at 17:49
  • @TheQ Would've, but I wasn't going to edit every screenshot by hand.
    – user56
    Nov 9, 2010 at 19:04
  • Drats. Probably for the best that we don't migrate the original meta memes over here anyway.
    – TheQ
    Nov 9, 2010 at 19:10
  • And by the way +1 for the awesome presentation, Arda :)
    – DrFish
    Nov 10, 2010 at 10:09

It means that if I edit your post and you disagree with my edit, there is an option to rollback the edit.

This only applies to questions and answers

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