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NOOOOOO! What happened?! Answered

I just spent an hour typing up an Instructable. The current step I was working on was practically a page! I put a lot of work into it and I cannot do it again. All the writing I did has been replaced by "give a general description of this step"! I hit "save now" every time I finished a sentence! What happened?!

Excuse any errors right now, I'm shocked. All that work for nothing! Really detailed reports on what to do in differing scenarios of rabbit care! Gone! I can't simply "retype" everything!
*Sigh*

EDIT: I RETYPED, CRISIS AVERTED!

https://www.instructables.com/id/EDHNAM1FHUFAG37/

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Labot2001 (author)2008-06-24

Same thing happened to me the other day! Did you use the new Editor? I think that may be the problem.... I told Eric already, but make sure you tell him, too.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Labot20012008-06-24

I did use the new editor. I did tell Eric, but then I retyped it from memory.

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nagutron (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-06-25

We're really sorry, guys. This bug got out past our testing, somehow. We hope to have a fix in in a few hours!

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nagutron (author)nagutron2008-06-25

All fixed up, guys. Sorry if you lost any work.

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Keith-Kid (author)nagutron2008-06-25

Um....the PM is down again.....Guess I might as well tell you......

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nagutron (author)Keith-Kid2008-06-26

You talking about Private Messages? They seem to be working for me. I just sent you a PM; reply to this thread if you didn't get it. Reply by PM if you did...

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Kiteman (author)2008-06-24

Sympathy, but (in 20:20 hindsight), it would have been better to create the text elsewhere and then copy/paste it in.

If I was doing a vastly complex 'ible, that is what I would do. (Fortunately, most of my stuff has been, textually, quite simple.)

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-06-24

Now with the better writing components in FF3 I'm happy to do long stints on the browser, however out of paranoia I always copy large chunks of writing before uploading a page...

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2008-06-24

After I write a paragraph, I copy and paste it to Microsoft Word, even if Ibles saves it, because I seem to get Error 500 quite oftenly.........

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Kiteman2008-06-24

I retyped it, I don't know if it's the same as the original. I'm not using the new editor again!
It's unfinished

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Kiteman (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-06-24

If it's not the same, it doesn't matter - what you've re-typed is good.

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tech-king (author)2008-06-24

if its not in 2 places, consider it lost.

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whatsisface (author)2008-06-24

Sound advice would probably be to type the iBle before hand in notepad and then copy paste it.

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Labot2001 (author)whatsisface2008-06-24

I've been doing that recently. Definitely worth it.

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-06-24

Whoa, that is horrible! That happened to me once, but luckily it was just the intro page, which I tend not to forget.

Tough Luck there!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Keith-Kid2008-06-24

Somehow even the pictures changed! The picture on step 4 turned into a different picture!

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