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Prototype Feedback: Automatic Edit Conflict Improvements

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

A prototype is ready for you all to try of functionality that will alert you, in real-time, when someone posts a new comment in the discussion you are using the Reply Tool within.[1][2]

Below is the information you will need to:

  • Try the prototype
  • Share feedback about the prototype


1.@Sdkb surfaced the value in improvements to how the Reply Tool can more effectively resolve edit conflicts in Topic:Woomtgg3secx6r2h.

2. In Topic:Wov6fz5lqmm3nl3p, @Valereee and @Tol shared feedback about the approach the mw:Editing Team were planning to implement

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Try the Prototype

  1. Visit
  2. Create an account by clicking the Create account link. Note: this is a test wiki so you will not be able to log in using the same username you use on other Wikimedia wikis.
  3. Visit an old revision of a talk page (e.g. Talk:Douglas Adams)
  4. Click a [ reply ] link within a section that, in subsequent revisions, has had new comments posted to it (e.g. Looking for help from a Python dev to help getting ReFill to build and run)
  5. Start typing a comment
  6. Wait 10-30 seconds
  7. Notice the ⚠️ ___ new comments... alert appears beneath the Reply Tool's text input
  8. Click the ⚠️ ___ new comments... alert to reveal the new comments that have been posted
  9. Publish the comment you started drafting in "Step 5."
  10. ✅ That's it
PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Share Feedback

Once you have tried the prototype and you are ready to share what you think of it, please add a new topic to this talk page by doing the following:

  1. "Start a new topic" on this talk page
  2. Name this new topic: "Automatic Edit Conflicts Prototype Feedback: YOUR USERNAME"
  3. Write your answers to these questions:
    1. What did you find unexpected about the prototype?
    2. What do you appreciate about the prototype?
    3. What do you wish was different about the prototype?
    4. What concerns you about the prototype?
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't think this prototype is working any longer.

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