[WikiEN-l] Wheel warring

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Tue Feb 7 02:59:30 UTC 2006

I've proposed a strict policy against wheel warring at  
[[Wikipedia:Proposed wheel warring policy]]:

1. Any given use of administrative powers cannot be reverted or  
reversed by another admin unless the issue is brought to adequate  
1. a. Blocks may be extended without discussion, but they cannot be  
shortened or lifted.
1. b. 1RR is strictly enforced on protected pages.
2. Any administrator who reverses another administrator's use of  
admin powers without any discussion shall be desysopped immediately  
without further review.
3. Once discussion is opened, a final decision cannot be made until  
either 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 admin reversion.)  
Any administrator who reverts another admin's use of administrative  
powers before this has happened shall be desysopped immediately  
without further review.
4. Administrators desysopped under this policy must wait three months  
before starting the process to regain admin status.

Philip L. Welch

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