Gral and Shran call a truce


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Please make use of the Preview button when making edits. This allows you to see what your edit looks like before you save it, which reduces the load on the database and makes the Recent Changes page easier to read. Thanks. 31dot (talk) 20:54, October 7, 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure what the problem is. I'm simply getting the data from the Alpha and Beta Quadrant species article and adding each appropriate one to the Homeworlds article. And I'm well aware of how to use Wiki software, I've been an editor on English Wikipedia for over 10 years. What do you want me to do differently though? Do you want me to make multiple changes within the same edit? (that can be a bit dangerous though, as if I take a long time and do many additions and then someone else edits the page in the mean-time, that can cause an edit-conflict, which can be a nightmare). I'm interested that you talk about load on the database though, what do you mean? Is the Memory Alpha database not able to handle as many edits as the Wikipedia equivalent>? (I have seen multiple times where it said the database was locked for maintenance both today and last night). --HibernianPDM (talk) 21:16, October 7, 2016 (UTC)

You edited the same page 26 times today so far; someone viewing the Recent Changes page trying to see the last 100 edits will see 25% of them as the page you edited, pushing other pages down the list. The more edits you make to a page, the longer the edit history goes and the more taxing it is on the database(which, while large, is not that of Wikipedia) If you think you are going to take a long time to edit a page, you can tag it as being in use by putting {{inuse}} on the article, which will indicate to others you will be working on it for some time. 31dot (talk) 00:18, October 8, 2016 (UTC)

I really don't see what you mean. When I look at the Recent Changes page, it doesn't seem to be blocked up with my edits. I can only see myself there a few times. I can try to do fewer, bigger edits though, if it makes any difference. --HibernianPDM (talk) 01:41, October 8, 2016 (UTC)

As an example, if you edited the same page 100 times, the Recent Changes page would only show one listing; the page you edited having 100 edits. If you edited it 26 times, and you or others edited 74 other pages, the RC page would display 75 pages edited. Leaving that aside, the less load we put on our database, the better. As I indicated, if you intend to edit a page for a long time, you can mark it as inuse first, then no one else should edit it. We don't get the traffic of Wikipedia so that's usually sufficient. It would be appreciated by all. Thanks 31dot (talk) 09:23, October 8, 2016 (UTC)

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