Last modified: 2010-01-24 04:40:07 UTC
(I tried finding dupes, but nothing with Twinkle/Huggle showed up in searches, and this never happens when editing manually)
Using Twinkle (for myself) and on at least one occasion while another user was using Huggle, warnings/messages placed on talk pages have been overwritten by subsequent warnings up to four minutes later. Don't know if it's connected, but I recently moved from Firefox/IE to Chrome, and never noticed this happening before that switch. I've had to start adding any subsequent warnings manually.
At the Twinkle bugs page, I was told that:
"Twinkle uses a regex to detect recently left warnings on user talk pages from the contents of the edit box that it receives from the WP servers. If the WP servers are returning incomplete or incorrect contents to users (which I have noticed on a couple of pages recently when editing manually), then there is nothing I can do; it's a server problem. Since Huggle is experiencing the same thing and I have seen out-of-date edit boxes when editing manually, my best guess at this point is that it is some kind of server caching problem"
This happens sometimes when DB lag gets a little high. It isn't MediaWiki's fault though, rather the fault of Huggle for pretty much ignoring the whole concept of edit conflicts. I'm trying to come up with a better way that isn't horribly slow, but regardless, this isn't a MediaWiki bug and it's in Huggle's bug tracker, so is better off closed here.