:''ఉల్లంఘనలపై ఫిర్యాదు చేసేందుకు [[వికీపీడియా:నిర్వాహకుల నోటీసు బోర్డు]]'' చూడండి
Wikipedia: Edit war| Edit war]] ring is harmful. Wikipedians who revert a page in whole or in part more than three times in 24 hours, except in certain special circumstances, are likely to be [[వికీపీడియా:నిరోధ విధానం| blocked]] from editing.}}
The '''three-revert rule''' (often referred to as '''3RR''') is a policy that applies to all [[Wikipedia:Wikipedians|Wikipedian]]s, and is intended to prevent [[Wikipedia:Edit war|edit warring]]:
:An editor '''must not''' perform more than three [[Wikipedia:Revert|reverts]], ''in whole or in part'', on a single page within a 24-hour period. A revert means undoing the actions of another editor, whether involving the same or different material each time.
Any editor who breaches the rule may be [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|blocked from editing]] for up to 24 hours in the first instance, and longer for repeated or aggravated violations.
The rule applies per editor. The use of [[Wikipedia:Sock puppetry|multiple accounts]] is not a legitimate way to avoid this limit, and reverts by multiple accounts are counted as reverts made by one editor. The rule otherwise applies to all editors individually.
The rule applies per page. For example, if an editor performs three reverts on each of two articles within 24 hours, that editor's six reversions do not constitute a violation of this rule, although it may well indicate that the editor is [[Wikipedia:Disruptive editing|being disruptive]].
The rule does not convey an entitlement to revert three times each day, nor does it endorse reverting as an editing technique; rather, the rule is an "[[electric fence]]".<ref name="electric fence">See [[Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Charles Darwin-Lincoln dispute#3RR is not an entitlement]]</ref> Editors may still be [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|blocked]] ''even if they have not made more than three edits in any given 24 hour period'', if their behavior is clearly disruptive. This particularly applies to editors who persistently make three reverts each day, or three reverts on each of a group of pages, in an apparent effort to game the system. Many administrators give less leniency to users who have been blocked before, and may block such users for any disruptive edit warring, even if they do not exceed three reverts on a page in 24 hours. Similarly, editors who may have technically violated the 3RR may not be blocked, depending on circumstances.
The bottom line: use common sense, and do not participate in edit wars. Rather than reverting multiple times, discuss the matter with other editors. If an action really needs reverting that much, somebody else will probably do it — and that will serve the vital purpose of showing that [[Wikipedia:Consensus|the community at large is in agreement]] over which course of action is preferable. Engaging in [[Wikipedia:Resolving disputes|dispute resolution]] or [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection|requesting for page protection]] is often preferred over reverting. Apparent breaches of the rule, including instances of edit warring, may be reported at [[Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/3RR]].
==What is a revert?==
A [[Wikipedia:Revert|revert]], in this context, means undoing, ''in whole or in part'', the actions of another editor or of other editors. This can include undoing edits to a page, undoing [[Help:Moving a page|page moves]] (sometimes called "move warring"), undoing [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrative actions]] (sometimes called "[[Wikipedia:Wheel war|wheel warring]]"), or recreating a page.