What happens
I've seen a few instances of an experienced editor accidently overwriting recent edits by other users.
Considering the users involved, I can't beleive this is a user error. I would also point out that the above examples all involved pages being edited repeatedly rather than the more usual days-between-edits. -- Colin 16:30, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
- It is definitely happening, but I've been frustrated in my attempts to simulate this. The only time I can be sure that it overwrote my edits is when I tried editing the same article as the same user, but from different tabs of my Firefox. That, I believe is a feature, not a bug. (But then, weirdly, I invariably get an edit conflict with myself if I hit "esc" after I've hit save because I forgot to sign my comment. My signed version and unsigned version show up as a conflict.)
- But if I try with two different users from two different browsers, (IE and FF), it has caught the conflict almost every time. There was only one time I thought I managed to overwrite, but I don't remember the sequence and I could not repeat that. — Ravikiran 00:42, 5 May 2006 (EDT)