Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars/Lists

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PLEASE include two or three edit history links about the lame edit war. It would be also useful to list the date the edit war was added.


Frank Rossitano[edit]

Edit war over whether a large, colorful list of truckers' hat styles worn by this fictional character should be included. Leads to page protection, allegations of ADMIN ABUSE and sockpuppetry.

Korea Republic national football team[edit]

Edit warring over whether or not the list of South Korea's achievements in the World cup should or should not merge the consecutive years when South Korea did not enter (and the same for when it didn't qualify).

List of multiracial people[edit]

Are people who are White and Multiethnic considered Multiracial? Doesn't matter anymore as the article was deleted.

List of numbers that are always odd[edit]

The number 3 was being considered as possibly being not odd. Page protection was needed to halt the heated debate. User:Wik's correction of a misspelling of hypochondriacs was re-reverted no less than 3 times. Supposedly as a means to illustrate the ludicrousness of the subject, various examples such as "the atomic numbers of gold and silver, but not their sum" and "the number of days in a year (except leap years)" were added to the list. Later in the edit war, no less than two thousand five hundred numbers of debated oddness (every second integer from 1 to 4999) were added and removed, four hundred ninety eight of them repeatedly before the edit war was solved by the article's deletion after a VfD vote. An ancient mirror out on the Net still had a version available, though, so it's been rescued for posterity: User:ConMan/List of numbers that are always odd

List of virgins[edit]

Dispute about whether or not Britney Spears belonged on the list, eventually resolved in a definitive manner: maintenance of the list proved impossible and it was later deleted.

List of Virtual Boy games[edit]

Should the list have a pink background? [1]

List of Virtual Console games (North America)[edit]

Should Wii Points be included? Should they be in the main tables, or discussed in the header? Should there be one table or several, broken out by console? What should the default sort order of the list be? All of these issues came to a head at once, resulting in a huge revert war.

Rainbow Gathering[edit]

Dispute over whether or not "alternative gatherings" should included in the list of gatherings, leading to failed mediation, protections, blocks, and finally one party walking away from the whole project. Don't you want to know when your local subculture is gathering in a copse of trees?

Tripoli Rocketry Association[edit]

Should this group devoted to high-power model rocketry and related legal advocacy, the subject of a New York Times article headlined "A Cult of Backyard Rocketeers Keeps the Solid Fuel Burning", therefore be included in List of groups referred to as cults? The debate raged in February 2007 and again in May 2007, apparently because its inclusion makes some sort of point about the list simply being a disguised non-NPOV list of cults. Two key combatants in this battle have dragged their bad blood to a third editor's talk page, where accusations fly regarding editing each other's comments.

Highest-valued currency unit[edit]

Is the Bitcoin a currency? Should the fact that it is worth more than any other currency swing it either way? Going on-and-off since 2011, this debate that has led to dozens of reverts (with both sides claiming vandalism) and most of the talk page being filled with ad hominem attacks. Just be glad that Kuwaiti patriots, upset over the Bitcoin is beating their dinar, haven't found this page yet.