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So, I'm attempting to edit a question on SO, which has unnecessary tags. The question OP is being a grumpy bear and disagrees with the edit, so he/she keeps rolling it back. In a situation like this, what should be done?

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The relevant question is:… – Mysticial May 15 '12 at 14:50
I locked it, since the edits seem to be happening and ongoing in real time (last updated a few seconds ago!). It'll unlock in a bit once the user has cooled off... – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 15 '12 at 14:51
@BoltClock'saUnicorn You might want to leave a comment to point the OP to this post. We can't since you just locked it. – Mysticial May 15 '12 at 14:52
@Mysticial: Good point. I've posted a comment now. I think I'll wait till later to lock it again if he insists on rolling back. – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 15 '12 at 14:53
Forget the tags, the relevant question should be closed as NARQ. – Andrew Whitaker May 15 '12 at 14:53
@AndrewWhitaker Or off topic - either way it is now. Thank goodness. – berry120 May 15 '12 at 15:10
up vote 18 down vote accepted
  • Comment, and tell him why you think they are unnecessary
  • If he doesn't listen, flag the post for ♦ and dump what you wrote here in the textarea. Or, you can come to meta, like you did.

Edit wars get temporarily locked.

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The following excerpt by Jeff Atwood:

... And as mentioned in the blog entry on edit wars, if there’s any resistance — even unwarranted and unjustifiable resistance — just let go and move on.


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For what it's worth, that question really didn't need edited in the first place. It was clearly off-topic and had nothing to do with programming. It doesn't matter what tags it uses because none of them would be relevant. Questions like that you should really just leave be and let them be quietly deleted so they go away. Don't worry about what tags they have.

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