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Ible text disappears (permanently) during editing Answered

While editing the Intro of an unpublished instructable, I clicked on the "Library" tab to delete an unwanted image.

Then I selected the "Upload" tab, and uploaded two replacements.

When I scrolled up, all the Intro body text was gone. Kaput. It had been entered and edited several times the day before, so it wasn't a "you didn't save your changes" bug...

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Another minor bug,  on my You page:

Instructables: You've published "X instructables." You're working on "X instructables."

If you click the You're working on "X instructables." link, the counter at the top says Unpublished (0).

But if I select the Instructables tab at the top, it correctly lists Unpublished (1).

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dan
dan

11 years ago

this just happened to me.  instructable was finished, i clicked 'publish', and no more intro.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

I just that same thing - just after publishing my latest project, I decided to tweak the format of the Intro.

When clicked edit, and went to the intro, it was empty except for the image.

Fortunately, I make it a habit to immediately download the PDF version when I publish a project, so I had the text hand to copy-and-paste back in.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 11 years ago

The PDF is a good insurance policy. I'll do that (when I get to the publishing stage.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

I have seen this happen, on and off, after typing text in, and tabbing to the next line.  Sometimes after tabbing further down, I hit submit and the text has vanished and needs retyping.
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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 11 years ago

I'll try to replicate the behavior soon--but not on a real 'ible. ;-)

This wasn't a real hardship, as I normally write a draft with a text editor. Still, once the text is entered, changes are always made, so those were lost.

Incidentally (and I don't plan to use this info), non-pro members can create their own advanced formatting just by using MS Word, and cutting-and-pasting:

Some fancyformatting

And somemore

  I'll delete this, if it's a problem. But I can't be the only one who's figured this out...
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I haven't seen the problem again recently....and yeah, I know about the editor's lack of discrimination ;-)