9 wildest Star Wars flame wars that exploded on Wikipedia

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Mar 22, 2013

We’ve all witnessed it: The ugliness of geek rage over the minutiae of Star Wars lore and canon. We’ve encountered it in comic-book stores, in line for Hall H, on the message boards. Should Han have shot first? What race is Yoda? In what circumstances is it appropriate to call out, “It’s a trap”?

But perhaps nowhere are the stakes higher than on Wikipedia, the open-source encyclopedia that has become the first resource of record for many Internet surfers. As a result, the multitudinal Star Wars pages on Wikipedia have become battlegrounds for the fandom. From fighting off vandals to epic flame wars over character arcs, here are some of the most heated disputes to grace Wikipedia’s “Talk” pages.

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