[WikiEN-l] Wheel warring

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 18:00:20 UTC 2006

On 2/7/06, John Lee <johnleemk at gawab.com> wrote:
> MacGyverMagic/Mgm wrote:
> >I don't think we require strict rules Phil Welch suggested them.
> >It's easy to make a mistake by overlooking a certain discussion or some
> >entry in a log, which could easily make the number of admins dwindle and
> >cause a lot of people to leave the project.
> >
> >I think we should encourage people to discuss more. If something turns into
> >a wheelwar, all the parties involved should receive a warning not to
> >continue. This would leave good faith unblocking after user requests open
> >without any fears for the involved admin.
> >
> >Wheelwars usually start when the overturning of a decision is overturned. At
> >such a time any further changes need to be discussed.
> >
> >Mgm
> >
> >
> I agree. We already know wheel warring is bad. Everyone does (except
> some rogue admins). If the action being (un)done is so bad that it
> destroys the encyclopedia, don't bother wheel warring when so many
> people disagree -- just take a wikibreak, fork and/or leave. If other
> people are in the wrong, an examination of the facts should bear this out.
> Unfortunately, cool heads rarely prevail in wheel/edit wars.

Normaly once the intial peak of intensity has died down things work
out all right.


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