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1st Aug '13 9:32:26 AM DamianYerrick
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These sort of editors make an edit and then realize [[ProximalErrorProbability they didn't do what they wanted to]], that they could have put something better, or that there's something more to be said. [[hottip:*:Or they misspelled something, or they see that someone else has misspelled something, or one or more works haven't been moved to their proper Administrivia/{{Namespace}}s, etc.]] So they make another edit. And another, and another, and another, until it's finally perfect -- or the server breaks, or sanity is lost, whichever comes first.

While preferable to leaving mistakes uncorrected, this type of edit fills up the page history with garbage edits, which often becomes annoying. We have a Preview feature -- you can do the testing before entering your edit, so be sure to do so. You can also play around with different kinds of markup in the WikiSandbox.

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These sort of editors make an edit and then realize [[ProximalErrorProbability they didn't do what they wanted to]], that they could have put something better, or that there's something more to be said. [[hottip:*:Or [[note]]Or they misspelled something, or they see that someone else has misspelled something, or one or more works haven't been moved to their proper Administrivia/{{Namespace}}s, etc. Or they want to save their changes so far before the edit lock expires, they have to leave, their browser crashes, etc.]] [[/note]] So they make another edit. And another, and another, and another, until it's finally perfect -- or the server breaks, or sanity is lost, whichever comes first.

While preferable to leaving mistakes uncorrected, this type of edit fills up the page history with garbage edits, which often becomes annoying. We have a Preview feature -- you can do the testing test most of your markup[[note]]except edit reasons and [[Administrivia/NotesAndLabelnotes notes like this]][[/note]] before entering saving your edit, so be sure to do so. You can also play around with different kinds of markup in the WikiSandbox.
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