On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Ray Saintonge wrote:
I am often
hesitant about calling a sysop on his behaviour when I know his
reputation for arguing; it may not always be right, but such disputes
can be exhausting. I would prefer spending my time on more creative
You're not the only one who thinks this way, Ray.
To mention a related strategy, I wonder just how many veteran
contributors have adopted the following tactic for prevailing in a
1. Silently acquiese to opponent's edits; after all, there's many other
articles in need of attention.
2. Wait x number of weeks.
3. Revert opponent's edits while carefully leaving any later contributions
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 as often as needed.
Not to argue that this is the best way to deal with unreasonable
partisans, but I can't be the only one who has done this.