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Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

So I added a lot of stuff to a cat in Commons and meanwhile someone else changed a few cats. When the edit conflict page generated by this gadget come over, there were some highlighted changes and I could either “publish” or cancel. Where’s my wikitext, though in case I wanna keep it for later?

Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

There’s a link that says «Go to editing area», but it’s not really editing (wikitext) it’s a VE-style gizmo that ate half of what I had typed. Is this your way to create productivity tools? Well, keep it, I’m gonna turn off this thing in my prefs and let you dupe someone else to be your lab rats. Tuvalkin (talk) 19:11, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

Oh and the warning message is precious, showing an unresolved template call: {{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{ns:6}}|[[File:{{PAGENAME}}|350x220px|none]]}}. Classy!

Christoph Jauera (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hey @Tuvalkin, sorry to hear that you ran into problems with an edit conflict.

From your description I cannot entirely see if this is an issue with the Two Column Edit Conflict View beta feature or if this was a problem you ran into while using the classic conflict screen though. If your conflict looked something like this it is the former. If it looked more like that its the latter.

Can you please confirm the one or the other?

Thanks, Christoph

Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

Neither: What I was handed had no textbox nor any other way I could have retrieved the wikitext in question, either in toto or only the affected snippet. (Also: The way you linked those two images, with (…)«#/media/File:», within a remote page, instead of simple (…)«File:» is outright evil.) (Also 2: This Flow contraption has no preview? Wtf?) Tuvalkin (talk) 11:45, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Christoph Jauera (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

That sounds indeed very strange then. - If it was neither the one nor the other, than I really have a hard time understanding what happened there. :-/

Do you have the two column edit conflict feature enabled in the beta features section? Could you try to "provoke" a new edit conflict and provide a screenshot of what you're seeing?

To provoke an 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


Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

Thanks for looking into the matter. I did turn this gadget off, but I can turn it back on for experiment sake. I will do as you suggest ASAP.

Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)

And of course no preview means I could not correct my botched closing tags will be corrected never ever. You guys managed to destroy a wiki’s most basic function with your airhead gadgets. Tuvalkin (talk) 11:48, 12 March 2019 (UTC) (Later:) Oh, it is editable! Fantastic: it's not a button that says edit or that shows a pencil, it's a button that shows both but which is in turn hidden inside another button that shows three dots; all buttons frameless of course, to make it easier. Well, easy it aint. Tuvalkin (talk) 11:51, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

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