Glitches with editing?

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone else has to try edits multiple times to get them to post??

I get a pop up message saying something along the lines of “someone else is editing this post, so you can’t over write it”. But it’s my comment, and I’m the one editing it. Who’s the other “someone”? :joy:🤷

I can always tell when it’s going to happen because this little orange symbol appears, and sure enough it gives me the pop up message when I try to post.

Anyone else??

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This happens to me all the time! The only time I’ve actually overwritten an edit was on a wiki post earlier today with the Teenberries. But every other time I wonder why it pops up. Usually it’s when someone else is typing but why would that affect my post?

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I have that problem pretty frequently! It happened ten minutes ago.

Sometimes reloading or closing the tab helps, and sometimes it deletes parts.

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Just happened again. This is the pop up.

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Yeah, I have to do this too, but it’s so frustrating. Surely, it’s not supposed to be like that.

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Hi everyone,

This happens to me sometimes too. We think it’s the autolinking program scanning and applying name links while you are editing.

If you click “OK” on the error message, you should then see the option to “Overwrite [name_f]Edit[/name_f]” (blue button bottom left of the post). If you click that, your changes should be saved.

Please see this topic for more info :point_down:

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If you do click overwrite edit though the names never get linked. So I tend to wait a minute and then edit :slight_smile:

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Sometimes it does, and some times it doesn’t. [name_m]Even[/name_m] using the overwrite button sometimes sends me back to the pop up, so it becomes a loop that only gets fixed by closing the app and starting again.

Thanks for the other link. :blush:

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@elleplume

I hadn’t considered that, but that’s a good way round it if you definitely want the links in there.

@_thelittlefairywren

Does it ever happen with edits after the links have already been applied? Or does it seem to coincide with the name links?

([name_m]Just[/name_m] to let you know: I’m logging off now as it’s late here, but please keep posting here if you need to and I will respond in the morning :slight_smile: )

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This has has been happening to me, but when I’ve been trying to quote someone, but the this post has been edited by another user thing has been happening to me, also.

It happened when editing my initial post to create this thread, and I didn’t use any names. So it can’t just be the name links, surely…?

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I had a similar problem!

This happens to me sometimes. I just have to delete a period or something and then put it back and it’s fine.

Ohh that makes a lot of sense, thank you!

Honestly it bothers me a lot less now there’s a probable explanation :laughing:

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The program will still scan all posts, regardless of whether they contain names. Obviously, if there are no names then no links will be applied, but it will still “access” the post to check, if that makes sense?

What is the error message you’re getting in this case?

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Ah, yes. Got you! :blush:

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So, I’ll try to quote you.

Usually, the word’s I’ve written will stay, but the quote will disappear. The little orange pencil icon that appears after you’ve edited your post is there, and the quote is gone. Unfortunately, I forgot the error message it sent me but I’ll tell you if I see it again.

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Thank you, please do. It may be a separate issue, I haven’t seen this one personally.

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i’ll see if it happens now…

It just happened. The quote disappeared.