I just tried to add a New-Section to [[WP:TOTD]] talk using https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:Tip_of_the_day&action=edit§ion=new and when I clicked on the Changes button in the Edit window it indicated it was going to blank the whole page except for my adds.
Krenair, the button is "Changes" not "Show changes", but yes, when I made an entry it the Changes window showed me that the whole page was going to be blanked except my adds.
Also, my new paragraphs from the New-Section were seemingly randomly interspersed in snippets throughout the whole pre-existing page. I use wikEdDiff to view changes in a wide, integrated view.
Normally the Changes button only shows the section that is being edited, not the whole page.
Housekeeping regarding Tasks here:
1.- How do I edit a comment I submitted? I know how to edit the task itself, but how to edit my comments?
2.- Didn't comments here used to be threaded so comments were more germane to their topic?
UPDATE: Just tested it on a User talk page and the New-section link blanks the whole page there too when you click on the Changes button:
UPDATE: I used an Edit-source link and was able to add content to the TOTD Talk page without blanking the page. I clicked on the Changes button mid-way to confirm I was not going to nuke the page.
Aklapper, how is changing the Priority level of this task from "High" to "Needs triage" a raising of priority? Just trying to understand the Phabricator Task priority process.
Also, what does "backlog" mean?
If everybody's Talk page is going to be blanked when new sections are added, this is going to be a hot mess to clean up.
MediaWiki's "Show changes" button gives me the right result:
But when I click theicon (from wikEdDiff gadget), I indeed get the result you describe:
Is that what you're seeing? If so, this should probably be reported at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cacycle/wikEdDiff. If not, please provide screenshots, so that we can tell what you're talking about :)
I was afraid to save the page but I guess I could and then do a revert if it actually blanks the page.
Using Firefox 44.0.2 and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Yes, I see the apparent blanking intention in the wikEdDiff view as I originally stated.
wikEdDiff is maintained by English Wikipedia community members, and issues with it are unfortunately not handled on Phabricator. See matmarex's comment for what you should do to get this issue fixed.