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Some kind of edit locking

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:06 pm
by BartTM
I edited problem 9400 just yet, only to find the result gone because Santa C was doing the same thing at the same time...
Bugger, especially because my fixes are better ;)

Wouldn't it be nice to have some kind of warning when you start editing a problem that anoder editor has taken on in the last hour, when the other editor has not resubmitted it yet?
Or maybe even a lock when editing a problem, only to be released at submitting or inactivity by the locking editor for say 10 minutes?

Re: Some kind of edit locking

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:20 pm
by adum
what are the odds of two people editing at the same time on a problem that's five years old? :)

good idea about locking. i'll think about it. thanks.

Re: Some kind of edit locking

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:48 pm
by BartTM
Well, the odds are greatly enhanced on problems that top the Invalid or Needs fixing rating, like that one...
I wasn't really fair on Santa C btw, he found and corrected a suboptimal play I introduced. At least we both had a laugh :).

Re: Some kind of edit locking

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:05 am
by adum
okay, that makes sense :)

thanks for helping edit!