Improving the resolution of edit conflicts has come out as wish #1 in the 2015 survey of the German-speaking community. Related requests also appeared on the 2015 international survey.
This session is about how to improve the situation when an edit conflict occurs.
Based on the feedback of the German-speaking community, the WMDE's TCB team has come up with UI proposals how to improve the current edit conflict handling workflow. We would like to discuss the proposals at the hackathon both concerning the desirability and the feasibilty of the suggestions.
Session date + Location: Thursday, June 23rd, 11:00 am at Breakout room Quattro (upstairs)
Session slides: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WikiHACK_16_Session_Improve_Edit_Conflict_Handling_-_session_slides.pdf
The position of the group towards the two suggestions (see session slides) was:
- There is more research needed to find out how many false positives this message would generate and if it would encourage more people to stop editing than the current edit conflict resolution screen (especially looking at new users)
- The warning should not be phrased in a negative, but more in a positive way („Hey! there is two of you helping out on this page, great“…:“)
Edit conflict resolution page:
- There is also lots of things that could be done to improve the edit conflict resolution algorithm
- The suggested solution is better than the current one („by far“)
- The new text needs to be on the right, the old on the left, to be consistent with other views