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See also: edit-war
- (Wikimedia jargon) A dispute over the content of a page on a wiki or other editable work where opposing editors continually change the page without discussion.
- As with dinner-table discussions, it is best to avoid editing articles about politics or religion unless one wishes to become entrenched in a perpetual edit war.
- 2011 September 12, Noam Cohen, “On Wikipedia, Echoes of 9/11 ‘Edit Wars’”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- In 2008, doubters of the official account of the attacks — sometimes called truthers — were told by the arbitration committee not to edit the main page on the attacks after so-called edit wars over what should be included there.
a dispute over the content of a page on a wiki or other editable work
- (Wikimedia jargon) To engage in an edit war.
- When a dispute arises, it is common to see a page protected to avoid edit warring.