|This page is an official policy on the Simple English Wikipedia.
Many people agree with it. They see it as a standard idea that all users should follow. When changing this page, please check that other people agree with your changes. Use the talk page when you are not sure or when you want to suggest a change.
A wheel war is a fight between two or more administrators in which they undo one another's administrative actions — for example, unblocking and reblocking a user; undeleting and redeleting; or unprotecting and reprotecting a page. Do not undo another administrator's action when that administrator opposes it. Do not continue a chain of administrative reversals without discussion.
- John blocks Mary
- Ted unblocks Mary
- John reblocks Mary
- Ted unblocks Mary.
If you feel the urge to wheel war, try these alternatives:
Wikipedia works on the spirit of consensus. Disputes should be settled through civil discussion rather than power wrestling. It is not fair to the community.