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Two people cannot edit the same article because of the software Wikipedia uses, as it cannot automatically reconcile both users' edits. Wikipedia has some recommendations on what you can do to minimize the chances of receiving an edit conflict:

  • Saving your work frequently reduces the risk of your experiencing an edit conflict, and when you do they should be easier to resolve.
  • When practical, edit one Section at a time. This reduces edit conflicts because the system can cope if different editors are editing different sections at the same time. This may not work with VisualEditor.
  • Start new articles in sandboxes and move them to mainspace only when you are ready to stop editing them for an hour or so and instead watch what others do to them. If you are both trying to edit one sandbox, try to coordinate edits offline.
  • Wikipedia has an "In Use" notice in its Template namespace that people may use when editing a live page over a long period of time. This may discourage other editors from editing while you are editing. Simply put {{inuse}} on an article before proceeding with a major edit, and remove the template when the editing is complete.

Two people cannot edit the same article because of the software Wikipedia uses, as it cannot automatically reconcile both users' edits. Wikipedia has some recommendations on what you can do to To minimize the chances of receiving an edit conflict:

  • Saving Save your work frequently frequently: This reduces the risk of your experiencing an edit conflict, and when you do they should be makes it easier to resolve.resolve if one arises.
  • When practical, edit Edit one Section at a time. This reduces edit conflicts because the time, when practical: The system can cope if different editors are editing different sections at the same time. This may not work with VisualEditor.
  • Start new articles in sandboxes and move them to mainspace only when sandboxes: When you are ready to stop editing them for an hour or so so, move your new articles into the mainspace and instead watch what others do to them. If you are both trying to edit one sandbox, try to coordinate edits offline.
  • Wikipedia has Simply put {{inuse}} on an article before making a major edit: Wikipedia's "In Use" notice in its Template namespace that people may use when editing a live page over a long period of time. This may discourage other editors from editing while you are editing. Simply put {{inuse}} on an article before proceeding with a major edit, and remove the template Remove it when the editing is complete.

Two people cannot edit the same article because of the software Wikipedia uses, as it cannot automatically reconcile both users' edits. To minimize the chances of receiving an edit conflict:

  • Save your work frequently: frequently

This reduces the risk of an edit conflict, and makes it easier to resolve if one arises.

  • Edit one Section at a time, when practical: practical

The system can cope if different editors are editing different sections at the same time. This may not work with VisualEditor.

  • Start new articles in sandboxes: sandboxes

When you are ready to stop editing for an hour or so, move your new articles into the mainspace and watch what others do to them. If you are both trying to edit one sandbox, try to coordinate edits offline.

  • Simply put {{inuse}} on an article before making a major edit: edit

Wikipedia's "In Use" notice in its Template namespace may discourage other editors from editing while you are editing. Remove it when the editing is complete.