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OABot error: 'No edit was made' (timeout or edit conflict?)
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"I've done about 40 entries to make sure it's not just me... the few that I've found where I need to LINK I get this message:

No edit was made.

Why is this happening?

(Not sure if related to https://ph)abricator.wikimedia.org/T178898

Event Timeline

Samwalton9 updated the task description. (Show Details)

From same reporter: "out of 100 articles that perhaps 85 of them the LINK goes to a dead end/no longer available/missing page... of the 100 that I've done I've linked 4"

Ocaasi_WMF triaged this task as High priority.Oct 25 2017, 7:24 PM
Ocaasi_WMF renamed this task from OABot error 'No edit was made' to OABot error: 'No edit was made' (timeout or edit conflict?).Nov 13 2017, 12:59 PM
Ocaasi_WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)

This is "by design". Suggestions are kept in a cache and can get stale. Usually OAbot runs rather short of suggestions, so it's currently skewed towards giving a bit more rather than less.