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Disclaimer (#3)Document.png report  by Taha Yasseri, Robert Sumi, András Rung, András Kornai, János Kertész dated 20 June 2012
Subjects: Wikipedia
Source: PlosOne (Link)

Pages in the Wikispooks Wikipedia+ category are good examples of the editorial conflicts explored in this document. They represent a selection of Wikipedia pages where "a compromise is far from achievable"

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Dynamics of Conflicts in Wikipedia



Abstract

In this work we study the dynamical features of editorial wars in Wikipedia (WP). Based on our previously established algorithm, we build up samples of controversial and peaceful articles and analyze the temporal characteristics of the activity in these samples. On short time scales, we show that there is a clear correspondence between conflict and burstiness of activity patterns, and that memory effects play an important role in controversies. On long time scales, we identify three distinct developmental patterns for the overall behavior of the articles. We are able to distinguish cases eventually leading to consensus from those cases where a compromise is far from achievable. Finally, we analyze discussion networks and conclude that edit wars are mainly fought by few editors only

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