# Edit a rollback's edit reason?

I rolled back an edit that a user made to another's code.

It may not be immediately apparent to the most casual observer why I rolled back this edit, but the summary just says

Rollback to revision N

To change it, I clicked edit, to make it to the effect of "please don't edit others' code", but upon clicking Save edits the edit reason did not update, even though the post changed to say edited 1 minute ago by cat.

Can I change a rollback's edit reason, and if so, how?

• I'm not certain, but I believe you did this correctly: you should roll back and then leave a comment to the editor. I don't think many users who don't know not to edit code will look at edit histories, so I think this only will be a problem with other SE vets who don't know about this particular quirk. I don't think that's enough of a problem to warrant a change. – FryAmTheEggman Jul 11 '16 at 0:38
• @FryAmTheEggman So the answer is, "no, you can't edit the reason after the fact, just leave a comment"? – cat Jul 11 '16 at 0:40
• It's just a guess, if I knew for sure I would have answered :P The rest of my comment was more directed at a potential follow-up, rather than this question. – FryAmTheEggman Jul 11 '16 at 0:43