Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars

Wikipedia edit wars provide a unique glimpse into the burning topics (and spelling grudges) of thousands of people. As Wikipedia becomes increasingly established as the go-to reference work online, these edit wars help demonstrate the dynamics of the site and highlight a drafting process that lives and thrives from debate.

A weighty example of a truly dedicated edit war comes from the German Wikipedia over the controversy of a tower in Vienna. The discussion pages, when printed in this neat Pediapress edition, are 440 pages long.

Interested in other heated debates? Information is Beautiful shares their summary of the “lamest” Wikipedia edit wars since 2003 (via @antischokke).

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