Barriers to Quality at Wikipedia (and potentially other Wiki projects)

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Ok I officially hate LT. foty five minutes of typing and organizing lost because I was working on the web page. I have to run to take my daughter to the doctor, but this is a reminder to myself to come back and edit this message to respond to Woodwalker.

Woodwalker, for now my comments are: great post.


Bhneihouse17:17, 2 December 2009

It would be most helpful if you could document what happened. For instance, what behaviors were experienced? What happened? What did you do immediately prior? Were there error messages?

~Philippe (WMF)17:46, 2 December 2009

I had the same experience (lost ~15 minutes of writing) when I wrote my long message above (8:55, 2 December 2009). I was patrolling vandalism at the same time and accidentally clicked and opened a link in the same window. I went back to this page but my text was gone, which normally doesn't happen in Firefox.

Woodwalker19:40, 2 December 2009

Yeah, Andrew told me this morning that he's working on EXACTLY that issue - making sure that the text is buffered or something so that it's there when you hit the "back" button.

~Philippe (WMF)21:34, 2 December 2009

same issue. working on a Mini 10 with small keyboard and literally grazed the mouse pad, the page went forward and when I went back I had lost everything. At one point I had copied it to clipboard but I had just copied a URL from another window to share and that knocked my buffer for the clipboard. :( Will rewrite in a bit. Busy day.

Bhneihouse23:51, 2 December 2009

btw who is Andrew?

Bhneihouse23:52, 2 December 2009

Andrew is Werdna, who developed LiquidThreads. He monitors this wiki closely.

~Philippe (WMF)00:25, 3 December 2009

ah. I guess we're special. ;) LOL

Bhneihouse03:55, 3 December 2009

It's ok, I've had a word with him too...... :)

FT2 (Talk | email)12:51, 3 December 2009