Baystation 12:Edit Warring

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An edit war (/ˈɛdɪtˌwɔːr/ occurs when editors who disagree about the content of a page repeatedly override each other's contributions. Editors engaged in a dispute should reach consensus or pursue dispute resolution rather than edit warring. Edit warring is unconstructive and creates animosity between editors, making consensus harder to reach. Users who engage in edit wars risk being blocked or even banned. An editor who repeatedly restores his or her preferred version is edit warring, regardless of whether their edits were justifiable: "but my edits were right, so it wasn't edit warring" is no defense.

This policy is set to prevent edit warring and when reverting is applicable.


Baystation 12 encourages editors to be bold, but while a potentially controversial change may be made to find out whether it is opposed, another editor may revert it.

  • Reverting vandalism is not edit warring. However, edits from a slanted point of view, general insertion or removal of material, or other good-faith changes are not considered vandalism.
  • Reverting to enforce certain overriding policies is not considered edit warring. For example, under the policy on biographies of living persons, where negative unsourced content is being introduced, the risk of harm is such that removal is required.
  • Reverting edits by banned or blocked users is not edit warring.
  • Reverting edits in one's own user page is rarely edit warring.

Vandalism definition

The unexplained removal of content, or the changing of such content beyond all recognition, without any regard to our core content policies is a deliberate attempt to damage the wiki. There, of course, exist more juvenile forms of vandalism, such as adding irrelevant obscenities or crude humor to a page, illegitimately blanking pages, and inserting obvious nonsense into a page. Abusive creation or usage of user accounts and IP addresses may also constitute vandalism.

Assume good faith. Circumstances may warrant no assumption of good faith, or indicate bad faith; respond accordingly.


Notices (template messages) are not to be removed until the alleged issue is resolved.

  • If you believe a notice was applied in error, discuss on the talk page or with the applicator directly.
  • Do not remove a template message until you believe the issue has been resolved (significant edits have been made.)
  • You can request an administrator to review the notice(s) to verify legitimacy.

Resolving conflict

  • Instead of edit-warring you can discuss in the talk page about the issue.
  • If an edit-war is already taking place, contact a wiki administrator to resolve it. Whatever decision they make is the final decision. Do not admin shop.


  • Content cannot be removed or added without explicit permission from the related lore maintainer.
  • Structural, manual of style changes can still be made as long as it does not remove any details.
  • Notices, templates and additional material (such as images) can still be applied.