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Bug 12013 - Failure of software to indicate some edit conflicts
Failure of software to indicate some edit conflicts
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 70163
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Reported: 2007-11-17 18:41 UTC by amirvis
Modified: 2014-08-29 08:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description amirvis 2007-11-17 18:41:43 UTC
An accidental bot removal of IP from the Wikipedia Administrator intervention against vandalism list (see edit at: was apparently the result of an edit conflict that the mediawiki software did not report.  The previous edit added the entry, and then the bot removed the above entry, presumably before the first edit was saved, with the result that the changes made in the first edit were removed.
Comment 1 DieBuche 2010-12-05 20:07:18 UTC
How do we know it's not a problem with the bots code?
Comment 2 Basil Lee 2012-04-11 07:10:53 UTC
Please forgive this complete newby. See Wikipedia page Triominoes. See the paragraphs headed Playing the game and Point scores.

Clicking Edit for Point Scores brings up brief obscure text, not the paragraph.
The sources for the Edit links are <span class="editsection">[<a href="/w/index.php?title=Triominoes&amp;action=edit&amp;section=4" title="Edit section: See also">edit</a>]</span>
<span class="editsection">[<a href="/w/index.php?title=Triominoes&amp;action=edit&amp;section=3" title="Edit section: Point scores">edit</a>]</span>

Note the difference between the two at the ends, Playing and Point scores:

See also">edit</a>]</span>
Point scores">edit</a>]</span>

Does this difference account for the problem? Is there a bug? Can you arrange for the source to be corrected so that I can edit the paragraph?

I am unfamiliar with bugs of any sort, alas. Hence my encroaching on your territory and asking for your understanding and help.

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