Section editing: In case of edit conflict, textarea now only shows section you edited → accidential content deleting
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Description

en.wiktionary:
If you edit a section of a page and an edit conflict occurs, the bottom textarea will only contain the section you edited.
It used to show the entire page in your textbox, and not just the section you edited. With the way it is now, we've had it happen very often that users inadvertently deleted the entire page like this.

Example of accidential delete due to this: https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Wiktionary:Requests_for_deletion&diff=18610741&oldid=18610739

Problem forwarded from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Problem_with_edit_conflicts
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Edit_conflict_issues


Version: 1.21.x
Severity: major
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25681

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Aklapper created this task.Oct 22 2012, 9:11 PM
aude added a comment.Oct 23 2012, 12:20 PM

Appears this is happening not just with edit conflicts, so need to poke at the code some more to make sure this is completely fixed.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Edit_conflict_issues

sumanah wrote:

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/29552/ Fix is in master, Reedy is backporting for 1.21wmf2

sumanah wrote:

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/29690/ is now also merged; closing as fixed. Thanks, Aude.

and1eternal1 wrote:

The bug is still occurring very commonly on enwiki. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VPT#Apparent_bug_causing_massive_text_loss_when_saving

(In reply to comment #6)

The bug is still occurring very commonly on enwiki. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VPT#Apparent_bug_causing_massive_text_loss_when_saving

-> handled in bug 41352

Denny added a comment.Aug 22 2013, 2:56 PM

Closed older resolved bugs as verified.

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