The comment you are editing has been changed by another user

Almost every time I click to edit an issue, I get the message:

The comment you are editing has been changed by another user. Would you like to keep your changes and overwrite the new description or discard your changes?

It happens sometimes after I check off a checkbox, then click to edit the issue. Or it can happen after editing the issue once, then clicking to edit it again. Or editing it after refreshing the page.

It gives me the option to Keep or Discard my changes, but it becomes very hard to tell if I have the most recent changes that I’ve made when the issue description becomes large.

And discarding my changes, which I would think would just give me the most up to date issue description on the server, actually gives me an old version.

Also, I’m the only one editing the issues, no one else is.


Same here. Since a long time.
Using chrome Version 93.0.4577.82 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)

It’s quite normal for me: if I edit my own issue, and after a while (with redirects to some other issues / gitlab pages) I turn back to the issue and edit, that this message appears.

If I do ctrl+f5 the edit disappears. So I find myself press ctrl+f5 everytime I got this message. Then I’m sure, I’ve got the newest Version (with all my changes I did before).

Yes, this is very annoying. Have you found any solution to that? Or is there an issue about it?

No update yet, it still happens to me. Using Version 95.0.4638.69 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Same here. Is there already an issue for this?

Been running into this message quite a lot recently, too. I just found out, how I could reliably reproduce it:

  • Edit the description of an issue
  • Save the changes using Ctrl+Enter (clicking the “Save changes” button does not produce the message!)
  • Leave the issue page open
  • Edit the issue again

@RobertHabrich thank you for the investigation. This makes sense, since I almost always use ctrl+enter and I have the issue. While team mates don’t have the issue.

I created an issue: ctrl+enter --> "The comment you are editing has been changed by another user..." (#354338) · Issues · / GitLab · GitLab