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This disease is not to be mistaken for over-using edit summaries.

The edit summary; a daunting but rewarding task.

Editsummarisis or Editisis is a serious disease in which a user writes an unclear edit summary (Strain A) or, even worse, leaves it blank (Strain B).

Sometimes, Editsummarisis is mistaken for "vandalism" in confusing edits, as people will be questioning the editor's motives. It is found that 25% of the sufferers of editcountitis are affected by the Editsummarisis virus.[citation needed] Unfortunately, it is contagious as an adopter could easily be infected by their adoptee.


The editsummarisis virus under an electron microscope
  • Hurrying to get edits, a user leaves an edit summary blank. (B)
  • Forgetting or not caring. (B)
  • In a hurry, but less serious. A user writes a puzzling edit summary. (A)
  • Purposely (without any possible reason) leaves an edit summary blank. (B)
  • Leaving riddles to other users in edit summaries. Do you think you are Ben Gates? (A)
  • Copying the "You have not provided an edit summary" message as a mini-protest to the WMF for requiring edit summaries. (A)
  • Writes a typo-heavy edit summary in protest (A)

*Bolded the serious ones.


Imagine the edit summary as a wall. You don't want to hit it, don't you?

The treatment was found recently. The user must have a healthy EPD level. This maintains blood pressure and coolness. Next, the user must practice filling up LONG edit summaries. Finally, the user must abandon their long-held dream to become an admin.