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Surface some sort of advice on section editing as a solution to edit conflicts
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There have been complaints about edit conflicts for high traffic articles like the corona virus pandemic. @kaldari thought the encouraging people to edit sections might be helpful.

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Tnegrin created this task.Mar 23 2020, 3:36 PM
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matmarex added a subscriber: matmarex.EditedMar 23 2020, 8:54 PM

Section editing will not help if you're getting edit conflicts. MediaWiki can already automatically resolve edit conflicts where two users edit text in different parts of the page (you don't get the resolution screen, your edit just gets saved). You only get the conflict resolution screen if both edits change the same paragraph (or nearby paragraphs), in which case the edits are probably to the same section.

@ppelberg Relevant to your team? (Wasn't sure which Phab tag was right)

kaldari closed this task as Invalid.Mar 25 2020, 1:20 AM

Thanks for the clarification @matmarex!