User talk:ftsartek

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Cheers. I see that you are using Visual edit to change text a lot, please, do note that it has a tendency to damage walls of text and randomly delete sentences and tank links when you click away from text boxes. This happens more often when page is above 30000 bytes, but can happen anywhere really. (could be seen on the latter FV4005 edit where the is-7 link just got randomly vaporized, unless you deleted it yourself without a replacement for some reason?) Either way, have fun editing. --bangerland (talk) 07:16, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I didn't spot that disappearing, cheers for picking it up - I had the intention of somewhat rewriting that section but ran out of time yesterday afternoon - having said that I've got no clue why the link would have disappeared, I never ended up touching it as far as I remember. Is there a specific preference for source editing over visual editing? Or is that just down to personal preference, and people just needa be careful when using visual editing? --ftsartek (talk) 19:22, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Well, it's just preference. I also like to use visual editor and nobody will bash you for doing it, but after a while of editing on Striker page i just noticed how it deleted like 1000 bytes of text into oblivion on random. I mean, alright, but then after that on Churchill Mk VII page the disappearing text started to appear again after a while. Had much fun purging this thing and after that i just stopped using it on big pages unless i'm just editing tables or something. I just recommend to check what the "show changes" says after you did the change, it usually displays if something is amiss. I mean, it just killed the links on BMP-2 page as well, lol. --bangerland (talk) 19:33, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
That's really odd. I'll keep an eye on it - I do notice sometimes visual editor adds in random page breaks, but this is the first I've noticed of other stuff being affected. Hope that's something that will be fixed with future wikimedia updates, as visual editor is MUCH easier to use. --ftsartek (talk) 20:10, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Visual editor may be easier to use, but I seem to have more control with the regular editor, granted, it has taken some time to understand how the code works together (still learning, I can thank several wiki editors for their help in understanding it better!).--AN_TRN_26 (talk) 21:07, 22 October 2019 (UTC)