On the other hand, sometimes it's better (only the
first time!) to
block and place a note on the AN with something like "if you still
block is justified, I won't revert again without more discussion"
First time punishment is too harsh
I agree, and have written a new proposal with this in mind:
Ban on wheel warring (1RR edition by Philwelch)
1. In the spirit of the 1RR, no sysop action may be reverted more
than once in any given dispute. In practice, this means that a
reviewing admin may unblock a user previously blocked by another
admin or unprotect a page previously protected by another admin (for
example), but the original admin or second reviewing admin may choose
to reblock or reprotect. At this point, no further reversion is
allowed—even by a previously uninvolved party.
1. a. 1RR is strictly enforced on protected pages.
2. Further reversion is only allowed once the parties involved have
reached Wikipedia:Consensus or a specific intervening decision is
made by the Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee, User:Jimbo Wales, or the
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Directors. This means that mere
interpretation or extrapolation of something Jimbo said previously
does not warrant further reversion.
3. Any administrator who violates this policy shall be desysopped
immediately. The desysopped admin may refer to Requests for
adminship, Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee, User:Jimbo Wales, or the
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Directors for review and appeal.
Philip L. Welch