Wikipedia:Revert only when necessary: Difference between revisions

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==Revert wars are considered harmful (the three-revert rule)==
High-frequency [[Wikipedia:Edit warwarring|reversion wars]] make the [[WikipediaHelp:Page history|page history]] less useful, make it hard for other people to contribute, and flood recent changes and watchlists. [[Wikipedia:policies and guidelines|Wikipedia policy]] forbids anyone from reverting any single article more than three times within a period of 24 hours, with certain exceptions. This is a strict limit, not a given right; you should not revert any one article more than three times daily. Violation of this rule may lead to protection of the page on the version preferred by the non-violating party, blocking, or investigation by the [[Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee|Arbitration Committee]]. Usage of [[Wikipedia:Sock puppetpuppetry|sock puppet]]s attempting to circumvent this rule does not prevent a violation. See '''[[Wikipedia:Three revert rule]]''' for details on this.
 
==Explain reverts==