[Migrated] Lose work on "restart"/"timeout
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When you click "save", the edit box becomes grayed out. If you get a timeout error (or whatever causes AWB to restart), AWB just re-processes the article from scratch automatically, and you lose all your manual changes. It would be IMMENSELY useful if, when you click "stop" to interrupt the re-processing, that the edit-window would become editable again so you could keep your changes (via crtl+c), or that AWB would prompt you before reprocessing the page, giving you the option of keeping your changes rather than start from scratch.

This happens to me every now and then, and I always lose massive amounts of work. @Headbomb 06:32, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

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@Droll 06:24, 30 June 2011 (UTC) wrote:

This happens to me too and I find it very discouraging. I spend considerable time on an article only to have the changes disappear. It is not always related a long period of inactivity on my part. Is the edit box content saved anywhere on my computer where it can be retrieved after restart?

AWB should not reprocess the page if the page has not changed since first processing. Or at least save the previous version in a local file (Edit-saved.txt contains the re-processed version).
I also loose work too often.