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Definition of edit warring
Edit warring is a behavior, typically exemplified by the use of repeated edits to "win" a content dispute. It is different from a bold, revert, discuss (BRD) cycle. Reverting vandalism and banned users is not edit warring; at the same time, content disputes, even egregious point of view edits and other good-faith changes do not constitute vandalism. Administrators often must make a judgment call to identify edit warring when cooling disputes. Administrators currently use several measures to determine if a user is edit warring.
Definition of the three-revert rule (3RR)
An editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Violations of this rule normally attract blocks of at least 24 hours. Any appearance of gaming the system by reverting a fourth time just outside the 24-hour slot is likely to be treated as a 3RR violation. See here for exemptions.

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User:The Banner reported by User:Wappy2008 (Result: Both editors partial blocked from article for a week)[edit]

Page: Larnaca International Airport (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
User being reported: The Banner (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Previous version reverted to: [diff preferred, link permitted]

Diffs of the user's reverts:

  1. special:diff/1134607555
  2. special:diff/1135218940
  3. special:diff/1135219043
  4. special:diff/1135219287

Diff of edit warring / 3RR warning: special:diff/1133436931, special:diff/1133554715, special:diff/1133563611

Diff of attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page: special:diff/1349224811, special:diff/1134656769

Diff of ANEW notice posted to user's talk page: special:diff/1135235580

Comments:

I don't want to cause any harm to anybody but as on talk page explained several times user going against Wikipedia guidelines and breaking several rules. i have posted a few times the linked wiki articles that go against his edits and he ignores to accept it. Keeps coming back every other day and reverts to his edits. I know he is qualified user but the way he is implementing his opinions are inappropriate. User accused me of being racist and threatened to find a way to stop editing me on Wikipedia as per my talk page. User doesn't want to accept discussion of other users on WP:WikiProject Airports talk page regarding suspensions of the flights during unpredictable circumstances like war / Covid19 , etc. which are backed up and go against WP:NOTRAVEL, WP:NOTAGUIDE, WP:NOTNEWS not to be included on the tables. I have tried i don't know how many times to explain everything on the talk page but the user keeps ignoring anything that goes against his opinion. As well it really looks like, that the user going specifically against me as he didn't revert on any other pages of similar content. Thank you for your time to look into this.Wappy2008 (talk) 14:04, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Wappy2008: You haven't notified The Banner correctly of this report. Please do so.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting filing. The filer is in fact removing sourced information because he has no idea when the (suspended) flights will resuming (a personal opinion). I have tried to explain that multiple times, but he only came back with a few more shortcuts. As far as I know, removing sourced information can be seen as vandalism. Editor is doing the same at Athens International Airport. The Banner talk 14:25, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Banner: Removing sourced information is not necessarily vandalism, and in this case I don't see that it is. You should not be labeling it vandalism in your edit summaries.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:30, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bbb23: Can you advise how to do it properly not to make mistake? Interesting that user called Wikipedia rules/articles as few shortcuts that just prove user didn't read none of advises given. Thank you for looking into this again Wappy2008 (talk) 14:36, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Two of your three shortcuts go to the same page and say nothing about suspended flights. (WP:NOTRAVEL, WP:NOTAGUIDE) WP:NOTNEWS also does not mention suspended flight due to war or international sanctions. On the other hand, WP:WikiProject Airports gives an example that suspended flights can be mentioned. The Banner talk 14:45, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Banner: Unfortunately you didn't read all the discussion on Airport project including archived ones. War is unpredictable circumstances as Covid19 for example. As several users agreed on Project page none of us know when this flights will resume and even if they ever will and there is no point to be listing something in the table if it didn't operate for over a year. Another example war in Damascus or Yemen all EU destinations has been completely removed from the tables long time ago as war is still persisting to the present and it has been for several years. nobody knows when war will end that's why it is classified as unpredictable circumstance. WP:NOTRAVEL doesn't mention the exact term of suspension it says that in general Wikipedia is not a travel guide to be including such information in the table. Hope that this makes it more understandable. Wappy2008 (talk) 15:02, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg Stop x nuvola with clock.svg Both editors blocked from the article, for a week. A week because you have both been at this intermittently for a month or so. A week so you can use the talk page (not each other's user pages), which hasn't seen any edits in nine months, to hash this out, hopefully without accusing each other of vandalism and remembering to assume good faith, and sort out which of the policies you keep throwing at each other in edit summaries apply most relevantly. At least it is my fervent hope that you do this. Daniel Case (talk) 22:14, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for looking into it and your suggestions
@Bbb23: @Daniel Case: i would like to bring to your attention talk page of @Der HON its been only few hours and without any discussion i been already called vandal and spiel. i don't think it will change anything 1 week block from the The Banner side. He is not able to accept any kind of resolution as can be seen on @Der HON talk page. instead of creating discussion on WP:WikiProject Airports or Larnaca airport page as advised he is looking for someone to look after Larnaca International Airport page. Anyhow i am going to do it the right way and try to create a new discussion WP:WikiProject Airports so other users can get involved. Sorry to bother you and thank you for your time Wappy2008 (talk) 03:14, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On the contrary I DID discuss it. I asked him why he reverted and he refused to say. I told him they he had taken nearly ALL of the work and I did WITHOUT EVER asking me before he did so. THAT is a fact. I stopped when they all started to threaten me. I have a day job as a CFO and also one as a PUBLISHED JOURNALIST. I could not care less about what I and MANY OTHERS refer to as Wiki Nazis. Period. Tal1962 (talk) 20:22, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Uh ... I'm not sure you put this in the right report. Daniel Case (talk) 03:57, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Jrockthing reported by User:Magitroopa (Result: Stale; no violation)[edit]

Page: Kabillion (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
User being reported: Jrockthing (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Previous version reverted to: [1]

Diffs of the user's reverts:

  1. [2]
  2. [3]
  3. [4]
  4. [5]
  5. [6]
  6. [7]
  7. [8]
  8. [9] - This was before the edit warring / 3RR warning on their talk page.
  9. [10] - This was after the edit warring / 3RR warning on their talk page.

Diff of edit warring / 3RR warning: [11]

Diff of attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page: N/A

Diff of ANEW notice posted to user's talk page: [12]

Comments:

Jrockthing has been edit warring on the article restoring the current/upcoming/former programming multiple times since October, despite A) it being removed afterwards as per WP:NOTDIR, and B) not providing any sourcing whatsoever every single one of the times they've decided to restore the content. Also pinging Tide rolls, as several of the reverts/edit warring occurred with them back in October, and Tide rolls had previously warned Jrockthing regarding edit warring in late October, but as their edit warring has continued to now, it seems this is the only option now. Magitroopa (talk) 05:53, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Thanks for the ping @Magitroopa:, I reverted Jrockthing several times and explained why on their user talk. Receiving zero response after warning them about edit warring I decided that pushing the matter would be of no use. I'm glad they finally responded on their talk page but their IDHT posture is not reassuring. Tiderolls 13:16, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Stale and no violation.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:04, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Historianarm reported by User:Olympian (Result: Blocked)[edit]

Page: Karki, Azerbaijan (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
User being reported: Historianarm (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Previous version reverted to: [13]

Diffs of the user's reverts:

  1. [14]
  2. [15]
  3. [16]
  4. [17]
  5. [18]
  6. [19]
  7. [20]
  8. [21]
  9. [22]

Diff of edit warring / 3RR warning: [23]

Diff of attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page: [24]

Diff of ANEW notice posted to user's talk page: [25]

Comments:
User continues to replace de jure village name with the de facto name without consensus, they do not reply to Talk when being asked to stop and provided with suggestions with respect to their editing. Olympian loquere 07:51, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Stop x nuvola with clock.svg Blocked – 48 hours. This user has never posted on Talk or left an edit summary. They have made similar changes (now reverted) at wikidata. EdJohnston (talk) 18:50, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page: Ayacucho massacre (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
User being reported: 2A04:EE41:7:6028:9459:A0A3:1231:87A1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Previous version reverted to: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&oldid=1135129821

Diffs of the user's reverts:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=1135389838&oldid=1135352068
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=1135390318&oldid=1135390040
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135390394
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135391280
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135391656
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135392214
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135392437
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135393115
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135390040
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135390394
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135391280
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135391656
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ayacucho_massacre&diff=next&oldid=1135392214

Diff of edit warring / 3RR warning: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3A2A04%3AEE41%3A7%3A6028%3A9459%3AA0A3%3A1231%3A87A1&diff=1135392808&oldid=1135392597

Diff of attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3AAyacucho_massacre&diff=1135342939&oldid=1135321806


Comments:

User:Progrock70s reported by User:Alalch E. (Result: Blocked)[edit]

Page: Thin Lizzy (album) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

User being reported: Progrock70s (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Previous version reverted to:

Diffs of the user's reverts:

  1. 20:22, 25 January 2023 (UTC) ""
  2. 20:02, 25 January 2023 (UTC) ""Influenced and Inspired" what's the difference? The album is influenced and inspired by these genres so it means that these genres exist on the album. Check Queen band's debut album Wikipedia page, it's inspired and influenced by hard rock and progressive rock and users put these genres in infobox"
  3. 19:50, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "The source LITERALLY said : "Judging from its musical content, Thin Lizzy were inspired and influenced by a variety of different styles and genres (hard rock, blues, folk, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, etc.)". "IT'S MUSICAL CONTENT" is referring to their first LP, the interviewer even said it at the end of his sentence. What's wrong with you people?"
  4. 19:28, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "Restored revision 1135602486 by Progrock70s: My edit is not disruptive. I've provided the best reliable source. the source is from an interview with the original member of the band AND the whole interview is about their first LP. Even the interviewer says "to that first LP" at the end of the sentence. It's weird and very unfair that someone like FMSky can edit the genres anyway they want but when I provide a source that is totally reliable I get labeled as disruptive editor."
  5. 18:19, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "Unexplained removal"
  6. 14:55, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "WP:EDITWAR & WP:GENREWAR by anonymous user from Brazil, the user changes their IP from time to time to stay anonymous and constantly makes changes to article that are seem to be WP:VANDAL. Even the ClueBot agrees with the user being a vandal. Admins please consider it"
  7. 06:43, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "The whole interview is about band's first album. The interviewer even said "in that first LP" meaning they were talking about their first album. Your recent changes to article are cleary vandalism. Also it's obvious that you're the same Brazilian user who started in an edit war with me"
  8. 22:47, 24 January 2023 (UTC) "The best reliable source for genres since it comes from an interview with an original member of the band."

Diffs of edit warring / 3RR warning:

  1. 19:12, 25 January 2023 (UTC) "Final Warning: Frequent genre changes without consensus or sources (UV 0.1.3)"

Diffs of attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page:


Comments:

Genre-warring. Previously blocked for the same thing on Whiskey in the Jar. Disruption on that page led to full protection. —Alalch E. 20:24, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was in the process of blocking and notifying as this thread began. Confirm edit warring, account blocked for 3 days. --Hammersoft (talk) 20:27, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]