Actually this may be related to something else. I ran into a few Wikidata
edit conflicts on much more obscure items than Brad Pitt last week. I was
quite surprised because I had never even seen the message before. It turns
out I had caused the conflicts myself even though more than a few hours had
passed since my last edit. I think this may have been a hiccup in the
interface, as I have not been able to replicate this problem since.
On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Lydia Pintscher <
On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 4:37 AM, Nicolas Torzec
In case of "edit conflict" the Wikidata UI doesn't provide any
about the root cause. It makes the conflict
impossible to fix for users.
Would it be possible to provide more clues/explanations in the UI?
Case in point:
1) Brad Pitt currently has three spouses on Wikidata: Jennifer Aniston,
Angelina Jolie, and "2016".
=> See https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q35332
2) I logged in and tried to remove the third "spouse" but it didn't go
through and returned an edit conflict.
=> See screenshot attached.
An edit conflict usually means someone else edited at the same time as
you - in this case probably fixing the same issue you wanted to fix.
Reloading the page and seeing if the edit is still necessary is
usually the best course of action. I'll see if we can make this more
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