Tips For Thursday Night PostingThis is a featured page

Or... how to not frustrate yourself by getting lots of "This page has already been edited" messages.

Very rarely, on a normal day, will two people be working on the same page at the same time. On Thursday nights, after the newest episode of LOST airs in each time zone, there's no doubt that many people will be trying to edit the same pages all at the same time. As a public service, check out these tips for minimising your edits getting kicked back at you and maximise the amount of content you get on the page.

  1. Make small edits. If you make small edits, and save your work frequently, you'll be less likely to save after someone else has saved. You also won't risk losing all the work that you just put into it.
  2. Be understanding. Understand that someone will very possibly come after you and delete all the text you just wrote. Try not to be offended by it. Everyone's just really excited about what they just saw. Everyone can see the whole page history (there's a link at the bottom of each page) and Moderators can revert to any previous page in the event of a large amount of good text going missing.
  3. Give it a minute. People are going to be creating a lot of new pages right after an episode. Give it a minute, see if they're adding anything. The moderators are keeping an eye out for new pages that don't get flushed out with text in a couple of days.
  4. Wait until Friday. If you want to make a big edit, like a very detailed episode synopsis, it might be a good idea to compose it in Word, Writely, Stickies or whatever your favorite jotting notes program is and wait until Friday to post it.

Thanks, guys... if you notice any other weird things going on (posting wise) after episodes, or have any other suggestions, please leave a comment.
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