When submitting edits, sometimes the post operation times out with an error
message that goes something like, "The wikimedia web server did not respond to
This is more likely with changes that induce signifiant load, such as changing a
popular template. Personally, instead of repeating the operation, I wait a few
seconds, then check the history of the page to see if the submit worked despite
the error (which sometimes it does). Only if it hasn't worked do I try again.
It might be a good idea to provide the appropriate instructions and links to
help editors less familiar with the system to follow this procedure, if it's a