I'm having a pretty big problem with the way the editing system is working lately. I think it was a recent change, but there no longer appears to be a warning message when another user has edited the same question you're in the process of editing. Instead, you're blocked from posting your revision at the same time.
This is a big problem for people like me, who tend to go "the whole hog" when editing and make several of the following changes at once;
- improve the title;
- fix the spelling/grammar;
- add code indentation;
- add/remove tags;
- add code formatting HTML comments;
- removing hellos and thank yous and signatures
The problem is that doing all of this takes too much time, and almost always someone else comes along and does only one of those things. It's really frustrating — almost to the point where I feel like not improving new questions as they come along.
Can we get some kind of merge feature, or even something similar to the "approve edits" where you get to preview the other edit and at least decide whether yours is better or not? There could even be an option to close this preview box and improve your own edit so that it includes both sets of changes (if an auto merge will be too difficult).