User talk:Svito

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Strategy for "major overhauls"

Please change your editing strategy when performing "major overhauls", or any other large changes. I do not mean that you should not do them, in fact I agree with the changes you have made so far; it is about the way you make the change.

Take for example these three diffs: [1], [2], [3] and imagine you are not the editor and would like to find out what happened. As the diffs are quite messy, this is really hard for anybody browsing the history. To avoid this, please follow these two simple rules:

  1. Split large changes into multiple edits, based on the logical steps. (For example, the edits where you provided multiple reasons in the edit summary field, should have been split.)
  2. Do not mix changing and moving of blocks (paragraphs, sentences) into one edit. The algorithm used to produce the diff cannot detect moved blocks, so it will be detected as deleted + inserted block and any changes made before saving will be really hard to detect.

For example, this is how we would like it to be done: [4], [5] (of course see the following edits to see the procedure in action).

-- Lahwaacz (talk) 13:00, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for helpful and detailed comment. This kept reminding me over 3 years to improve my editing style. I can finally mark this discussion closed, but not remove it because there is still a room for improvement. -- Svito (talk) 13:36, 28 November 2017 (UTC)


Here's a taco for being the one who finally tackled the defunct ArchWiki:Reports: [6] Cheers -- Alad (talk) 17:23, 17 November 2017 (UTC)