==Ernstige bewerk oorlogen==
Onthoud dat we geloven in [[Project:Wikiwiki|Wiki]] werk, en dat een open pagina het beste beleid is. Iedere keer als twee of meer mensen het niet met elkaar eens kunnen worden op de overleg pagina of in de forums dan falen we als gemeenschap. Een belangrijk onderdeel van de Wiki filosofie is dat we geloven in het samen oplossen van issues en niet in hiërarchische onzin.
However, that said, if an edit war has become severe, and discussion on talk pages isn't working, ''and the importance of the issue is worth undermining our principles of openness'', then one of the [[Project:Administrators|Administrators]] can declare a '''cooling-off period''', [[Project:protected page policy|protect]] the page in question so no other edits can take place, and demand that the interested parties come to consensus on a talk page.
Page protection is very rare. We have two protected pages on Wikitravel -- both are license text that we have to keep as verbatim copies. When a protection happens it will make the next time more likely, and the third time after that. We'll get in a situation where people expect administrators to be the Big Boss and come in and tell everyone what to do. We don't want that. Let's avoid it.
You can contact an administrator to ask them to protect a page, but that doesn't mean they're going to do it. ''Make sure'' that all other means of solving the problem have been exhausted, and that a sufficient amount of time has passed that shows it won't be resolved without intervention. Remember that '''nobody likes a tattletale'''; you should be pretty darn sure that your problem is worth a cooling-off period.