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On Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless of whether it is intentional or not.

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On Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, Here, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless of whether it is intentional or not.


On Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless if it is intentional or not.

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On Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless if of whether it is intentional or not.



* AskTheTropers. This is a public venue for general wiki questions. It's better still if you send a PM or leave a summary asking the other troper(s) to come there with you.

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* AskTheTropers. This is a public venue for general wiki questions. It's better still if you send a PM or leave a summary an edit reason asking the other troper(s) to come there with you.


->What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
-->—'''Alexander Pope''', ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock''

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-->-- '''Alexander
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Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool. Some wikias also tend to have their own rules depending on the types of editors that run them, so one rule applying to Wiki/ThisVeryWiki may not apply as much to another and so forth.

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Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool. Some wikias wikis also tend to have their own rules depending on the types of editors that run them, so one rule applying that applies to Wiki/ThisVeryWiki may not apply as much to another and so forth.


Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool. Some wikias also tend to have their own rules depending on the types of editors that run them, so one rule applying to ThisVeryWiki may not apply as much to another and so forth.

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Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool. Some wikias also tend to have their own rules depending on the types of editors that run them, so one rule applying to ThisVeryWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki may not apply as much to another and so forth.



On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless if it is intentional or not.

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On ThisVeryWiki, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, regardless if it is intentional or not.


Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool.

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Many wikis have policies about repeated cancels and reposts to try and disarm such conflicts, but sufficiently angry posters often have ways of getting around such controls. The SockPuppet is a common tool.
tool. Some wikias also tend to have their own rules depending on the types of editors that run them, so one rule applying to ThisVeryWiki may not apply as much to another and so forth.


When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version—or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[Administrivia/LockedPages lock the page]].

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When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version—or version or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, War}}s, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[Administrivia/LockedPages lock the page]].



On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, no matter who started it. This policy exists because the wiki is not your personal battleground.

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On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone changes or removes it, and you change it back, you're edit warring. If someone changes something, you revert it, and they change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, no matter who started it. This policy exists because the wiki regardless if it is not your personal battleground.
intentional or not.



* The article's Discussion page. If you use this, leave an edit reason saying so, because most people won't think to look there first.

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* The article's Discussion page. If you use this, please leave an edit reason saying so, because most people won't think to look there first.



* AskTheTropers. This is a public venue for general wiki questions. It's better still if you send a PM or leave an edit reason asking the other troper(s) to come there with you.

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* AskTheTropers. This is a public venue for general wiki questions. It's better still if you send a PM or leave an edit reason a summary asking the other troper(s) to come there with you.



Do not make the mistake of thinking that leaving edit reasons is sufficient discussion. That's just painting over the fact that you are using the wiki to conduct your argument. Of course, if you do use edit reasons, please keep them civil. It doesn't matter whether we agree with you; if you are being rude, you'll earn a ban on that alone.

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Do not make the mistake of thinking that leaving an edit reasons reason is sufficient discussion. That's just painting over the fact that you are using the wiki to conduct your argument. Of course, if you do use edit reasons, it, please keep them it civil. It doesn't matter whether we agree with you; if you are being rude, you'll Being rude will earn you a ban on that alone.
ban.



%% No examples, please. This just defines the term, and nothing is duller than the retelling of someone's edit war.

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%% No examples, please. This just defines the term, and nothing is duller than the retelling of someone's edit war.term.


'''Exception:''' We generally recognize exceptions to the edit warring policy in cases where the editor is making an article compliant with wiki policies (such as removing a {{YMMV}} example from a primary article or correcting formatting). That said, if someone is edit warring already, continually reverting their work won't help even if it's correct. Get the moderators to deal with the situation instead of fighting a pointless battle.

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'''Exception:''' We generally recognize exceptions to the edit warring policy in cases where the editor is making an article compliant with wiki policies (such as removing a {{YMMV}} [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] example from a primary article or correcting formatting). That said, if someone is edit warring already, continually reverting their work won't help even if it's correct. Get the moderators to deal with the situation instead of fighting a pointless battle.


'''Exception:''' We generally recognize exceptions to the edit warring policy in cases when the editor is making an article compliant with wiki policies (such as removing a {{YMMV}} example from a primary article or correcting formatting). That said, if someone is edit warring already, continually making the same change won't help even if it's correct. Get the moderators to deal with the situation instead of fighting a pointless battle.

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'''Exception:''' We generally recognize exceptions to the edit warring policy in cases when where the editor is making an article compliant with wiki policies (such as removing a {{YMMV}} example from a primary article or correcting formatting). That said, if someone is edit warring already, continually making the same change reverting their work won't help even if it's correct. Get the moderators to deal with the situation instead of fighting a pointless battle.


* If someone is repeatedly vandalizing an article or is not responding to your attempts to engage them, use the "Report a Problem" button in the sidebar to send a message directly to the staff.

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* If someone is repeatedly vandalizing an article or is not responding to your attempts to engage them, use the "Report a Problem" Page" button in the sidebar to send a message directly to the staff.
staff, or post in AskTheTropers.


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'''Exception:''' We generally recognize exceptions to the edit warring policy in cases when the editor is making an article compliant with wiki policies (such as removing a {{YMMV}} example from a primary article or correcting formatting). That said, if someone is edit warring already, continually making the same change won't help even if it's correct. Get the moderators to deal with the situation instead of fighting a pointless battle.


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-->--'''Alexander Pope''', ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock''

When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version -- or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[Administrivia/LockedPages lock the page]].

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-->--'''Alexander -->—'''Alexander Pope''', ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock''

When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version -- or version—or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[Administrivia/LockedPages lock the page]].


On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone deletes it, and you add it back, you're edit warring. If someone deletes something, you add it back, and they delete it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, no matter who started it. This policy exists because the wiki is not your personal battleground.

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On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone deletes changes or removes it, and you add change it back, you're edit warring. If someone deletes changes something, you add it back, revert it, and they delete change it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, no matter who started it. This policy exists because the wiki is not your personal battleground.



Do not make the mistake of thinking that leaving edit reasons is sufficient discussion. That's just painting over the fact that you are using the wiki to conduct your argument.

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Do not make the mistake of thinking that leaving edit reasons is sufficient discussion. That's just painting over the fact that you are using the wiki to conduct your argument.
argument. Of course, if you do use edit reasons, please keep them civil. It doesn't matter whether we agree with you; if you are being rude, you'll earn a ban on that alone.

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On ThisVeryWiki, we have a strict policy about edit wars. If you add something, someone deletes it, and you add it back, you're edit warring. If someone deletes something, you add it back, and they delete it again, they are edit warring. The third edit is the threshold. Edit warring is grounds for suspension for all parties involved, no matter who started it. This policy exists because the wiki is not your personal battleground.

If you think an edit war may be about to start, use the various communication systems we provide to talk it out. These include:
* The article's Discussion page. If you use this, leave an edit reason saying so, because most people won't think to look there first.
* A private message to the troper with whom you are having the disagreement. Needless to say, this works best if there's only one other person involved.
* AskTheTropers. This is a public venue for general wiki questions. It's better still if you send a PM or leave an edit reason asking the other troper(s) to come there with you.
* The forums, such as Trope Talk (for trope disagreements) or Wiki Talk (for other articles).
* If someone is repeatedly vandalizing an article or is not responding to your attempts to engage them, use the "Report a Problem" button in the sidebar to send a message directly to the staff.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that leaving edit reasons is sufficient discussion. That's just painting over the fact that you are using the wiki to conduct your argument.

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-->'''Alexander Pope''', ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock''

When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version -- or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[LockedPages lock the page]].

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-->'''Alexander -->--'''Alexander Pope''', ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock''

When a contributor doesn't see eye to eye with a current entry, they will usually make some sort of change to correct it as they feel it needs to be. However, other posters may feel that the change is wrong, and restore the earlier version -- or write yet another new one. If those involved are sufficiently incensed over an issue, this may lead to a cycle of posts, cancellations, counter-cancellations, re-posts, etc. In extreme cases, it may lead to {{Flame War}}s on the Discussion Page, ThreadMode posting, or even retaliatory {{Wiki Vandal}}ism. If these problems become too unmanageable, it may be necessary to [[LockedPages [[Administrivia/LockedPages lock the page]].

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