Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars/User pages

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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.

User pages[edit]


After an impostor of this user had been revealed (it was before suspected that the impostor's sock puppets were Axmann8's), several users (including administrators) revert-warred over whether this user should be tagged as banned or indef-blocked, since Axmann8 was initially banned due to a community discussion. The revert war can be seen in the page history.


A user's fake "you have new messages" banner, after remaining on their userpage for months without trouble, is removed as "disruptive" by an administrator. A quick revert war leads to a block of the user by the administrator and a giant thread on the administrator's noticeboard (now preserved in its very own page) over whether the fake banner, which simply links to practical joke, "takes away from contributing to the encyclopedia". Many users admonish the administrator's actions with some calling for desysoping of the admin.

User:COOL CAT ON WHEELS!!!![edit]

Should this indef-blocked user with no edits have an {{impostor}} tag, {{WoW}}, or {{pagemovevandal}}? Edit warring had to end, unfortunately, when the userpage and eventually all three templates were deleted.

User:CorenSearchBot vs. User:Polbot[edit]

CorenSearchBot, a Wikipedia bot, alleges PolBot (another bot) of multiple copyright violations, leaving template warnings all over the "vandal's" Talkpage until human editors intervene.

User:Jimbo Wales[edit]

Edit war over background color of various parts of user page. Jimbo himself never made his color preferences known, but the war ended nonetheless.

User:R/Single Letter Group[edit]

Should people be allowed to edit this page if they have more than one letter in their username? What about numbers? Symbols? Warring involves sysops deleting and restoring the page to remove "unwanted" contributions to the page. It culminated in the Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:R/Single Letter Group MFD listing.

User:The Trolls of Navarone[edit]

Two sysops in a revert war over the user page of a blocked sockpuppet of banned user:142. Then, a month later, a user takes one of them to Quickpolls over the revert war.

User talk pages[edit]

User talk:[edit]

User:Arminius left the Template:test message on the anonymous user's talk page. The anonymous user removed the test message. A three hour, 25-edit war followed over whether or not the talk page should include such inflammatory messages as {{test}} and welcome notices. Edit warring about this edit war then proceeded onto this very page. Other admins were called in to look at the situation, and, after careful analysis and fact-checking, it was determined to be a very lame edit war indeed.