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This is the report I just sent to Mozilla Feedback:

Twice it has crashed while I was editing pages on Wikipedia. This may be related to the fact that, at least on this device, when I paste material into a location with a lot of text after it -
often unavoidable in Wikipedia's current beta mobile front end, which only supports editing at the h2 level of a page - the screen jitters for a long time, consistent with sending each
character to the server add and refreshing the screen for that one-character edit.

I believe those were both on Talk:National Film Registry, but, sorry, I can't be certain. I am pretty sure they were both on the same page.

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Thnidu created this task.Feb 15 2015, 6:41 PM
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Thnidu added a comment.EditedFeb 15 2015, 6:45 PM

Yikes! I'm used to using a row of greater-thans to indicate the start of a long quote and a row of less-thans for the end of it, but Phabricator's markup seems to have interpreted them some other way. Sorry!

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Yikes! I'm used to using a row of greater-thans to indicate the start of a long quote and a row of less-thans for the end of it, but Phabricator's markup seems to have interpreted them some other way. Sorry!

fixed ;)

Hi @Thnidu:

i tried to reproduce the problem, but i couldn't :( Can you provide steps how to reproduce the problem?

Thnidu added a comment.EditedFeb 15 2015, 7:02 PM

To reproduce it accurately, you might need to have the same kind of device I do:
Samsung Verizon Android Galaxy S-3, SCH-I535
OS v4.4.2

  • and for all I know, the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our frontend, but in Mozilla or in the Android.

With that caveat, though,the best I can suggest is to copy a long article into your sandbox, go to a place near the top of it, and start editing. I wasn't editing in my sandbox, but of course you don't want to risk messing up an article.

Frequently I will take something that is copied from another page or from a scratch file of my own and paste it in, with the effect described. I like to use a scratch file for large changes, because of this and similar problems: for example, after an edit, the screen is blank or partly blank, and I have to tap to bring back the text. This tap, of course, moves the insertion point, so then I have to move the teeny tiny cursor on my teeny tiny screen, either by hand or by Swype's "move cursor" keyboard.

KLans_WMF assigned this task to kaldari.Mar 13 2015, 8:14 PM
KLans_WMF moved this task from 2015-16 Q4 to 2014-15 Q4 on the Readers-Web-Backlog board.

Is this T93988 ?
@Thnidu can you tell me if this is still an issue?

No, I haven't had this problem lately.

Thanks for the prompt reply! I highly suspect this was the issue we were seeing with Firefox crashing. It would happen whenever you scroll or resize. If the bug shows its ugly face again please reopen it again. :)