- This is an official policy of Campaigns Wikia as voted upon by the community.
- This policy has been amended. The previous version can be viewed here.
The three-revert rule is intended as a limit on the acceptable amount of back and forth edits (edits which oscillate between two versions, without approaching a common ground). Depending on the situation, the three revert limit may result in any of the following procedures.
3RR and edit wars Edit
In this case, the three-revert rule is in place to prevent edit warring. If one or more editors reverts an article or reapplies changes made three or more times, an edit war will be declared and an administrator will protect the page from editing for a period of 24 hours, allowing both parties to discuss their positions on the talk page.
At that point, a resolution page will be created as a subpage of Campaigns Wikia:Edit war/Resolutions. A community poll would then be taken over the course of at least five (5) days, with the offending editor(s) making their arguments and third-party editors either supporting, opposing, or proposing a solution. Once a vote is closed, the result should be considered a ruling on the matter. However, if new evidence is presented (particularly an applicable change in the policies of Campaigns Wikia), a petition to reopen discussion and have a new poll may be passed.
Violation of the poll decision will be considered vandalism, and will be dealt with as described below. If the user was not involved in the poll (and thus can claim ignorance of it), violation of the decision will be treated as a policy violation.
3RR and vandalism Edit
Vandalism will not be tolerated on Campaigns Wikia. An edit determined to constitute vandalism will result in immediate reversion, and the offending user will be blocked for three days. If, after the block has expired, the user repeats the reverted edit, the user will be blocked permanently. If a user's first edit(s) are determined to be vandalism, admins may ban permanently on the first offense, on the assumption that the account was created specifically for the purpose of vandalism. Staff of Wikia, however, have the power and authority to restore any account blocked via use of this rule.
3RR and policy violation Edit
Unless otherwise specified in a policy, a user's first edit in violation of that policy should be reverted and a warning should be placed on the user's talk page including a link to the applicable policy and/or vote. If the edit still has to be reverted three or more times, including at least once after a warning being issued, it will be considered vandalism. Such warnings do not preclude a community poll from being taken if the user can present a case that the policy is not applicable or they have new information to consider, but the user must stop repeating the edit to do so. Challenging the warning in this way does not prevent the user from being punished for ignoring it.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Three-revert rule - Wikipedia's version of the Three-revert rule