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Can't edit any text after conflict is detected

Vega (talkcontribs)

Great mod! Only I just tried editing my changes after a conflict was detected, clicking on the pencil and... nothing happened. I tried all pencils, to no avail.

I'm working on the French Wiki, using Firefox (up to date) on Win 8.1.

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

@Vega Thanks for letting us know. We'll look into it.



Christoph Jauera (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hey @Vega,

unfortunately I can't reproduce the issue. It would be great if you could try to get another edit conflict to see, if the problem is at least reproducible for your setup.

There are two ways to do that ( that each could have another result, so it would be great if you could try both in the case you can't see the problem in one of the two ):


Visit the edit conflict simulation page and click through the interface until you get to the edit conflict screen. ( you do not really have to add something anywhere, just go by the defaults )


To provoke a "real" edit conflict you can just do the following:

- go to a page ( e.g. a subpage of your user page with some content )

- open it in edit mode and make a change ( but don't save it yet! )

- open the same page in edit mode but with another browser( or a private tab )

- make a ( different ) change in the same line as above and save it

- go back to the first edit and save it

Now you should also see an edit conflict screen.

If you still get the bug it would be also good to know which gadgets you use and if you have any ( other ) custom user scripts enabled.

Thanks again for your report,



Vega (talkcontribs)

Hello Christoph Jauera,

Thanks for looking into this.

1st method is ok, I was able to edit and publish;

2nd method is weird: I used a private tab as per your recommendations, logged in, and the edit conflict was ignored altogether! The changes I made in the 2nd window were discarded with no warning.

I do have different gadgets enabled. I'll see what happens when edit conflicts appear with other contributors before I take more of your time with this case.

Thanks for your useful work,


Christoph Jauera (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hey, thanks for trying this.

To the 2nd method: Don't log-in on the 2nd window. It's essential that this edit comes from a "different" user ( normally you can edit as anonymous user on an arbitrary page in your user space ). There won't be a conflict if both edits come from the same user ( since MediaWiki will assume you're aware of the overwriting actions ).

And no worries. Better report a potential bug that does not turn out to be one than not reporting a critical issue :-).

Vega (talkcontribs)


Ok, so this time I didn't log in, and correctly managed to edit within the edict conflict page. Still don't know why it didn't work the first time.

I thought MediaWiki would warn me that I am already editing the same page, but it seems they trust I don't make mistakes ^^ Anyway, thanks for your kind support.

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