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Technical Wishes: Interface for edit conflicts on talk pages

Max Klemm
// sorry for cross-posting

Hello,

A lot of heated discussion occur on talk pages – thus, edit conflicts
happen on talk pages a lot. To be able to solve these more effectively, the
Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional user
interface for this situation. This interface is shown to you when you write
on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the
same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict
interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment.
If you'd like to know more about this feature, please visit the project
page [1].

This interface is created as a result of the Technical Wishes survey [2] in
2015, in which the German Wikipedia community wished for a simpler way to
resolve edit conflicts. For regular edit conflicts on article pages, the two
column conflict user interface was created, which has been available as a
beta feature since November 2018. The plan is to make this additional
interface for talk pages available in a few months.

We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature and let us
know what you think on our central feedback page [3]! -- For the Technical
Wishes Team: Max Klemm

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDE_Technical_Wishes/Edit_Conflicts#Edit_conflicts_on_talk_pages
[2]
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/Artikel#Bessere_L%C3%B6sung_von_Bearbeitungskonflikten
[3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help_talk:Two_Column_Edit_Conflict_View
--
Max Klemm
Working Student Community Communication for Technical Wishes

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 219 158 26-0https://wikimedia.de

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Re: Technical Wishes: Interface for edit conflicts on talk pages

Max Klemm
// sorry for cross-posting

Picture of the interface [1]

Hello,

As mentioned in the e-mail sent on February 2020, the Technical Wishes team
at Wikimedia Germany designed an additional user interface for edit
conflicts on talk pages. This interface became a default feature on the
German, Farsi, and Arabic Wikipedia on June 24th, 2020.

A short recap: This interface is shown to you when you write on a talk page
and another person writes a post in the same line and saves it before you
do. With this additional edit conflict interface you can adjust the order
of the comments by clicking on the button on the left side of the text
fields, the indentation of the comments (by adding or removing colons) and
you can edit your comment. If you'd like to know more about this feature,
please visit the project page [2].

If you do not want to use the new interface, you can disable it in the
preferences [3]. If you already disabled the paragraph-based edit conflict
interface (former two-column edit conflict interface), the new feature will
not be activated for you.

This additional interface for talk pages was created as a result of the
Technical Wishes survey in 2015 [4], in which the German Wikipedia
community wished for a simpler way to resolve edit conflicts. For regular
edit conflicts on article pages, the paragraph-based edit conflict
interface [5] was created, which has been available as a beta feature since
November 2018 and became default on the German Wikipedia, the Farsi
Wikipedia, and the Arabic Wikipedia in March 2020.

We are inviting everyone to have a look at the new feature and let us know
what you think on our central feedback page [6]! Feedback is especially
helpful for us if you describe exactly what you like about the function or
what bothers you. Screenshots can also be very helpful.

-- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE)

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Talk_Page_EN.jpg

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDE_Technical_Wishes/Edit_Conflicts

[3]
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Einstellungen#mw-prefsection-editing

[4]
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/Artikel#Bessere_L%C3%B6sung_von_Bearbeitungskonflikten

[5]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDE_Technical_Wishes/Edit_Conflicts#Solution:_Paragraph-based_Edit_Conflict_Interface

[6] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help_talk:Two_Column_Edit_Conflict_View

Am Mi., 26. Feb. 2020 um 16:54 Uhr schrieb Max Klemm <[hidden email]
>:

> // sorry for cross-posting
>
> Hello,
>
> A lot of heated discussion occur on talk pages – thus, edit conflicts
> happen on talk pages a lot. To be able to solve these more effectively, the
> Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional user
> interface for this situation. This interface is shown to you when you write
> on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the
> same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict
> interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment.
> If you'd like to know more about this feature, please visit the project
> page [1].
>
> This interface is created as a result of the Technical Wishes survey [2]
> in 2015, in which the German Wikipedia community wished for a simpler way
> to resolve edit conflicts. For regular edit conflicts on article pages, the two
> column conflict user interface was created, which has been available as a
> beta feature since November 2018. The plan is to make this additional
> interface for talk pages available in a few months.
>
> We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature and let us
> know what you think on our central feedback page [3]! -- For the Technical
> Wishes Team: Max Klemm
>
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDE_Technical_Wishes/Edit_Conflicts#Edit_conflicts_on_talk_pages
> [2]
> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/Artikel#Bessere_L%C3%B6sung_von_Bearbeitungskonflikten
> [3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help_talk:Two_Column_Edit_Conflict_View
> --
> Max Klemm
> Working Student Community Communication for Technical Wishes
>
> Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> Phone: +49 (0)30 219 158 26-0https://wikimedia.de
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us to achieve our vision!https://spenden.wikimedia.de
>
> Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
>
>

--
Max Klemm
Working Student Community Communication for Technical Wishes

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 219 158 26-0https://wikimedia.de

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge. Help us to achieve our
vision!https://spenden.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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