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

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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