Don't edit too quickly

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Noto Emoji Pie 1f4c4.svg This is an essay. It expresses the opinions and ideas of some Wikimedians but may not have wide support. This is not policy on Meta, but it may be a policy or guideline on other Wikimedia projects. Feel free to update this page as needed, or use the discussion page to propose major changes.

Prolific editors working too quickly is a major cause of wiki-wars. If wikimedians sat down and talked, edit-wars, which lie at the heart of of almost every wikimpedian disupute, would have not become what it has become. A wiki is supposed to evolve organically and gradually. If you have any of the following symptoms, you should slow down a bit:

  • You have had more than one edit conflicts today
  • you have viewed the same pages more than twice
  • you keep going back to the recent changes
  • you have nothing to do and start to correct your own grammar
  • you jump from wiki to wiki in search of a new idea
  • you are engaged in a dialogue with another wikimedian and you are talking completely past each other
  • more...