Concurrent editing is something being researched to a small degree. The
issues you raise are well known, and there are others as well, but there may
still be ways forward. This is not something that WMF is devoting lots of
resources to, just experimenting with a bit - especially in light of how
popular Etherpad has become among WMF employees.
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
On 4 September 2011 13:44, Harry Burt
[Visual editor] Ian Baker
and started to work on a chat system to be integrated to the concurrent
editing interface, for collaboration and live help.
There's a concurrent editing interface? Where is it (intended to be)
used? It would never work for Wikipedia. The lack of a clear revision
history and identifiable authors would be a big problem. It would also
interfere with collaboration between people that aren't online at the
same time (imagine three people are active on an article, two of which
are online at the same time and so use the concurrent interface, how
does the third person get involved?).
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