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I was reading this really old question How do I move the turtle in LOGO? And noticed that it had 14 edits. Some of them seem absolutely bizarre.

It seems like this was just a conflict of interest, but it got me thinking. I realize this kind of behavior doesn't happen often, but is there a way to stop it?

Can the original author lock his/her tags? Can a moderator?

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Tag wars :) I guess lots of people disagreed about tags – BЈовић Aug 8 '11 at 19:42
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Moderators can lock posts if there's an edit war going on. We'll usually unlock it once both sides of the conflict have had a chance to cool down. The question you linked to is currently locked, but there's not a lot more to say about it, so there's no real reason to unlock it.

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Doesn't this affect all edits though, and not just tags? It seems like a strange thing to fight about... – diedthreetimes Aug 8 '11 at 19:43
Do moderators ever get into edit wars? – user162697 Aug 8 '11 at 19:43
@diedthreetimes: Yes, it does affect all edits, and yes it is a strange thing to fight about. – Bill the Lizard Aug 8 '11 at 19:44
@Siva: Not generally; that would be a really bad thing to do, as it undermines moderator authority. I generally respect the other moderator's decisions, and rarely (if ever) override them. – Robert Harvey Aug 8 '11 at 19:46
@Siva: I was in an edit war once on a question I dare not link to (it doesn't need more attention), but that was before I was a moderator. – Bill the Lizard Aug 8 '11 at 19:46

That particular question shall I say... special. This doesn't normally happen, but if it does, moderators can lock a question to prevent edits. Use your flags to let them know this is needed.

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