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Hey gang. A couple tips to keep in mind when it comes to edit conflicts. Especially as it relates to big projects that a bunch of us are working on at once, like the character galleries. It can be frustrating spending half an hour making a bunch of changes just to get a conflict or lose data when you hit save.

One option is to copy the entire code of the page into notepad, make your changes there, then check the history to see if there have been changes since you started working. Then, paste into the edit field and save.

A more practical solution might be to work on a section at a time. For example, on Jerry Nelson characters, if you click edit on the "Minor" section header under Sesame Street, and someone else is editing from the section header edit link "Movies" under The Muppets, there shouldn't be any edit conflicts or data loss when the page is saved (in theory). —Scott latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 14:34, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Words of wisdom; thanks. -- Tony (talk) 14:42, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
Also, recommend staying away from the likes of Word or WordPad. They use special formatting, some of which might try to carry over into the edit window. Best to use a no frills text editor. It's Run: notepad.exe on Windows (not sure on Mac; TextEdit maybe?) —Scott latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 15:09, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, open TextEdit on Mac, then under "Format" in the above menu bar, click "Make Plain Text." — Jesse (talk) 15:48, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm on Mac, and I've been using Stickies when I've been working on these; it doesn't screw up the text in anyway (like apostrophes or quotes). - Shane latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 15:54, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
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