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The content dispute policy outlines what happens in the event there is disagreement over an edit made to an article. Disagreements happen all the time and that is totally normal. It is important users talk through the issues, rather than edit war as the situation can be resolved quickly.

Content dispute policy

Not everyone will agree on how things should be done on the wiki. However, in order to have consistency and organization within the wiki, it is important to establish policies and formatting guidelines for everyone to follow in which the community agrees upon.

As this is a collaborative environment, it is important to resolve disputes by using communication to address the problem instead of ignoring the problem. This article outlines the procedures in the event of an edit war and/or an issue relating to content dispute.

Procedures

When an edit war occurs, all parties must stop editing the page and take the problem to an informal discussion and explain their reasons for their edits. Once they have explained their reasons, they must follow the procedures below to resolve the dispute.

If an established policy and/or guideline can resolve the dispute, that policy and/or guideline must be followed. If there is disagreement in regards to the policy and/or guideline, discussion is allowed, but the reverts must be halted so that the disputed content on the page is left alone until the dispute is resolved. Admins and bureaucrats should intervene to resolve the dispute.

3 Revert Rule

An editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page—whether involving the same or different material—within a 24-hour period. An edit or a series of consecutive edits that undoes other editors' actions—whether in whole or in part—counts as a revert. Reverting clear vandalism is an exception and will not be counted.

During an edit war, when a page is reverted after three times by the same user, the editing must stop and be reported to an administrator.