In this question Does Windows Firewall fully block Windows Telemetry?, I wanted to edit my answer. But suddenly my PC's cursor glitches and I clicked to rollback and delete option of that answer.

Now that answer shows extra versions of those faulty revisions/deletions. Can I remove those notifications? Or Can moderators remove those three extra revision notifications?

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Sorry, but no. Moderators cannot delete revision history on answers or questions. It's only minor noise and does not need to be deletable.

If you have a really good reason to want them gone then contacting the community team might be an option. Just "I don't like garbage in the history" isn't really a good reason though.

  • Ya, I thought that it will be irritating to have useless revision in SE. I wanted to add more info in that answer. Can I add now?
    – Biswapriyo
    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:54
  • Noting to stop you improving your answer. The revision history is just that: history.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:05
  • It is also an audit trail. Which is the reason will not be modified outside of a retraction of personal identification information (i.e. your home phone number, etc) that was submitted by mistake.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 22, 2018 at 18:36
  • While you are correct in that this is not a situation where revisions should be erased, you are incorrect in that mods can redact revisions as of recent changes. It takes two mods: one to propose the redaction, and another to approve it.
    – gparyani
    Jan 23, 2018 at 22:43
  • @gparyani I am completely aware of what I can and cannot do as a moderator. Redacting revisions is completely unrelated and irrelevant to outright deleting them.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Jan 23, 2018 at 22:45
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    @gparyani I am also not incorrect about saying moderators cannot redact revisions because I never mentioned redacting revisions at all. The question was specifically about deleting revisions which we simply cannot do. If the question here was "can you remove personal information from the revisions" then my answer would have been "sure, me and another mod can do that". But this is not what this question was asking and I told you exactly what we cannot do: We cannot delete revisions.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Jan 23, 2018 at 22:56

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