Wikipedia wars: 10 biggest edit battles

We round up the most heated, most bitterly contested, and most pointless confrontations over facts in Wikipedia’s 10-year history. What makes people leap into these frays will amaze and amuse you.

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Jimmy Wales: The Battle of the Wikipedian’s Birthday 

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Even Wikipedia's founder isn't immune to edit wars. After Jimmy Wales decided he didn't want to commit his birth date to the annals of Wikipedia and removed his name from the edit that pinned his age down forever, a huge edit war erupted. That battle eventually resulted in four secondary sources cited to confirm Wales's birthday.

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