This has happened many times, I see a post which is fairly big and un-readable. No problem, the OP is not English and I can help. To get half way through when I see a notification telling me an update has been made!

When some one edit's a post, can it be locked to prevent others from editing the post at the same time please?


As per the post Lock a post for editing, or at least display a warning I don't think a warning is acceptable personally because it allows people to ignore it!

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    Yes! Please! :D Dec 19, 2012 at 10:33
  • @OliverSalzburg - Yeah, sorry, it just happened to us (sorry for over writing you) but this is not the first time it has happened sadly.
    – Dave
    Dec 19, 2012 at 10:34
  • [meta.stackexchange.com/questions/141252/… a post for editing, or at least display a warning) Dec 19, 2012 at 10:34
  • Yeah, happens all the time :( Dec 19, 2012 at 10:34
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    The problem about actually locking a post is, when will it be unlocked? Dec 19, 2012 at 10:39
  • @OliverSalzburg - I would stick on a fixed time limit (or a notification when they leave the page the lock will be released)
    – Dave
    Dec 19, 2012 at 10:41
  • There's a reason Git and Mercurial don't do this, and likewise, there's a reason the Stack Exchange websites don't. I believe as-is a warning will be displayed if you try to submit an edit to a post that was edited after you started your edits. Dec 20, 2012 at 1:35


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