How to Cancel an Edit
If an edit has not yet been applied, the editor who submitted that edit can cancel it.
If you submit an edit and then realize that it was incorrect, the easiest solution is often to cancel the edit and start over.
On the other hand, there are times when a series of edits are inter-dependent, and cancelling only one of them is not possible. In these cases, you should enter a new edit to correct the old one.
If you're not sure whether cancelling is appropriate, ask.
When viewing your own open (unapplied) edits, you will see a button at the right side of the screen,
- Click the button
- Enter an edit note explaining why you're cancelling, and
Cancel editagain to confirm
There are several places to find your open edits, including:
- From your profile page, click the
- In the edit history for a particular entity
- Click the
Edit historylink in the right sidebar
- Click the
- Using the edit search page
|Introductory Guides||Beginners' Guide · Creating an Account · Editing · Voting · Writing Edit Notes|
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|Specific How-Tos||Merging Releases · Adding Cover Art · Identifying Labels · Splitting Artists · Artist Credits · Adding Standalone Recordings · Adding Disc IDs · Searching for Edits · Working with AcoustIDs · Submitting data to AcousticBrainz · Tagging Files with Picard|