Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Editing/Warn of other revisions saved during edit-preview

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Warn of other revisions saved during edit-preview

  • Problem: When editing in wikitext editor, the saving of other, intermediate revisions should be warned during each edit-preview, in case user intends further extensive edits after an edit-preview. Perhaps list:
    • Other user(s) saved 2 revisions
    • Last revision time: 18:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Recent revision count: +17 in past week
Those revision stats could be shown at top of edit-preview, above the edit-intro text.
  • Who would benefit: People who edit hot-topic pages could be spared major en:wp:edit-conflicts, when hoping other users aren't as busy, on the same page, to cause further edit-conflicts. The warned user could decide to save-page soon, or postpone further edits until a quieter time period. I have abandoned many, many 1-hour edits after seeing another editor had changed 15 paragraphs, as 3 revisions, in the same spots I was trying to revise. I really don't want to force-save my revision to edit-conflict another user's ongoing work, so just warn in edit-preview how 3 other revisions have been saved since I began this edit-session of the page.
  • Proposed solution: Focus on major, valuable improvements to the most-used wikitext editor, as improvements which could help thousands of editors per day.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
    • related: T19467 Edit conflict notification on Preview/Show Changes
  • Proposer: Wikid77 (talk) 18:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I like the idea. Although I usually get edit-conflicted by a bot dating my tags, so maybe I just need a setting to make Anomiebot wait. HLHJ (talk) 07:52, 14 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • @Wikid77, a script for warning an editor of changes done to a page while editing (or eve reading) a page was written in the Hebrew Wikipedia by 1Or, i"m sure it wouldn't be a challenge to translate the variables and make them understood to non-hebrew speakers (i myself have it on all wikis). I suppose it can be used as a base for other upgrades if needed. melo kol (talk) 20:33, 24 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I like this, but I think a better solution is a warning for other editors that someone started editing the page (or section) in the last ¿5? minutes but has not finished (much as happens on Sensei’s Library. (I don’t know if concurrent edits to different sections cause conflicts.) PJTraill (talk) 23:35, 26 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]