You should expect this amount of vitriol if you delete Wikipedia:Ignore all rules.

## Basic formula

An elegant formula for determining the amount of Vitriol that will follow upon any admin action:

${\displaystyle V={\frac {E*G*U}{O*R}}}$

Where:

• V is amount of Vitriol
• E is the Enemies of the Admin in Question Index
• G is the Generated Controversy Index, or if this formula is being used in a forward looking context, the Expected Generated Controversy Index
• U is the Unilateral Index (roughly defined as the degree to which the action is perceived as unilateral)
• O is the Obviousness of the action in question.
• R is the Reversibility of the action (usually defined as 1 for page protection, 8 for semi-protection, 5 for deletion, and a sliding scale from 1 to 20 for blocks, depending on the length of the block).

## Subformulas

### E: Enemies of the Admin in Question Index

E, the Enemies of the Admin in Question Index, is roughly governed by the equation:

${\displaystyle E={\sqrt {X+(F_{acns}*e^{i})}}}$

Where:

• X is the experience of the admin, measured in thousands of edits since adminship was gained (and roughly proportional to number of enemies made)
• Facns is the Aggressive Clueless Newbie Syndrome Factor
• i is the level of user Insanity, where perfect sanity is zero, and raving lunacy is an imaginary number
• e is the natural logarithm base, a number that is constant and irrational (like many things here)

Note: An alternative formula replaces ACNS with the ST or Seasoned Troll factor.

### G: Generated Controversy Index

${\displaystyle G={\frac {O^{N}({\frac {A_{u}+1}{A_{s}+1}})^{D_{u}}}{T}}*W^{R+1}\forall {W}\in \mathbb {Q} \cap (0,5]}$

Where:

• O represents the Obviousness of the action (see below)
• N represents the Number of users affected.
• Au represents the number of previous Unsuccessful Attempts.
• As represents the number of previous Successful Attempts.
• Du represents the average length of Discussions (if any) generated by unsuccessful attempts in dozens of edits.
• T represents Time since the last unsuccessful attempt (if any), in months.
• W represents the Awareness factor of the user regarding the possible controversiality of the issue, on a scale of 0 to 5. Unawareness is expressed in fractions. Average awareness is 1.
• R is the number of reverts over the actions. Most everyday actions have ${\displaystyle R=0}$. Trouble starts when ${\displaystyle R>1}$.

### U: Unilateral Index

U=1 for a well-discussed multilateral action. Totally unilateral actions have U=500.

${\displaystyle U=500-{\frac {(N+F)(D_{1}+D_{2})}{A_{s}+1}}}$

Where:

• N represents the number of Users participating in the discussions.
• F represents the number of Forums where input was requested.
• D1 represents the length of Discussion taken before implementing the action.
• D2 represents the length of Discussion generated by previous implementations.
• As represents the number of previous Successful Attempts.

### O: Obviousness

O, the obviousness of the action in question.

${\displaystyle O=(max(t,v,w,v*t,w*t)*V)^{E}}$

Where:

• max(t,v,w,v*t,w*t) is the maximal value of t, v, w, v*t or w*t.
• t is the apparent trolling, v is the apparent vandalism, w is the current level of revert warring, and v*t and w*t are the multiple of apparent trolling and either v or w. v, w and t default to 1, and are positive real numbers; a larger value equates to a more blatant example of vandalism, edit warring, or trolling.
• V is the visibility of the page in question; see below.
• E is the extent (if page related) or length (if a block) of the action in question, in hours.

### V: Visibility

V, Visibility calculates roughly as:

${\displaystyle V={\frac {({\frac {L_{r}*L_{e}}{P_{t}}})^{1+{\frac {1}{2*D-1}}}}{F_{va}}}}$

Where:

• Lr represents the number of Relevant Internal Links to the page (date pages can be considered to have only very few relevant links).
• Le represents the number of External Links to the page.
• ${\displaystyle {\frac {L_{r}*L_{e}}{P_{t}}}}$ may be replaced by ${\displaystyle {\frac {100}{M}}}$ where M is the page's average position on "Most popular/visited pages" over the last month.
• Pt represents the Number of Pages in Wikipedia at Time t of occurrence.
• D represents the Depth of the page (in clicks) from the Main Page.
• Fva represents a Vandalism Attraction Factor, that is, the normal attractiveness of this page to vandals when unprotected. Indefinitely protecting Penis is unlikely to immediately create much uproar, no matter the circumstances.