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Disappearing Unpublished Projects. Answered

I started writing an instructable a hour or so ago, and saved it. I got the message that it had been savd, and got no error messages. I hadn't added any images to it.

I just came back to do a bit more on it, and it's gone. No sign of it in my unpublished list.

A quick glance through my unpublished list, I see that at least two other unpublished projects without images that I made a brief start on in the last week or two have also disappeared.

Personally, I haven't lost much, they were just notes to remind me to actually do the projects, but it could just as easily have been a huge ible I lost.

That makes it an important bug that needs fixing before too many people lose too much work.

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rachel

9 years ago

Kiteman, can you remember any particular words in any of the disappeared instructables? Particularly if they're not that common ones. I will look in the database and see what I can find.

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Kitemanrachel

Reply 9 years ago

Today's included YGLF, GG and wonderweb.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

0_o That the one on how to take over the world?

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rachel

9 years ago

I found at least one (which I will PM you about, Kiteman). Preliminary theory is that there's a bug in the finding or display of unpublished Instructables, not that the data is actually lost. I'll keep on at this and let you know when it is fixed.

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Kitemanrachel

Reply 9 years ago

Cool, thanks for your help.

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lemonie

9 years ago

I have an unpublished from 2007... but I have noticed disappearing comments. Things where I'm completely sure that I commented, but it's not there next time I look. If I screenshotted every one I might be able to post a bug, but it doesn't happen often enough for me to think it worth the effort.

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

My older ones are still there (I have so many unfinished projects!), it's the recent ones (last couple of weeks) that have gone.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

mmm, I'll bear this in mind. Do any of your images go, or just the Instructable? L

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

They didn't have any images, just text.