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paperfacets
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on 09/14/2017

I have been working on a new draft the last few days. Today it is not visible in My Pages! Please is there a way to get it showing again? I had been working on it for several days and I was almost finish with it.


Sherry
katiem2
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on 09/14/2017

Same thing happened to my sourdough bread draft yesterday and another I was working on.  I though perhaps I had left them open to long and a glitch got em....  Weird Science!


katiem2
Posts: 960
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on 09/14/2017

Now that I have gone back to look at my pages section I realize I had 12 or so drafts and now 0, perhaps house cleaning was needed...


CountrySunshine
Posts: 16
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on 09/14/2017

I just checked mine, and had my one-and-only draft disappear as well.  It looks as if all published ones are there.

nightowl
Admin
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on 09/14/2017

Sorry guys! Unfortunately, this was an unintended result from the last cleanup session we just had to do. Our platform was overrun by an unimaginable amount of spam and illicit activity. In order to keep Wizzley running we had to act fast and get rid of all the c**p, and as a result some draft posts became collateral damage.

In the meantime, we have also disabled new member signups. Going forward, we will probably add new authors only manually on a case by case basis. Sign o' the times, I'm afraid.


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katiem2
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on 09/14/2017

I have noticed and removed some spam content in some of my comments section. One girl came back and posted same day after I deleted her business link.  I will stay on top of it. 

 

Thanks for keeping us safe and running 


paperfacets
Posts: 12
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on 09/14/2017

There is no way to recover the work? I worked many hours on an article that is similar to another travel article that is getting some interest on Google? I thought I was on to something good. Was the deleted draft looking like spam? I do not know. It had many photos, over 600 words and only one Amazon module.

Should I not work on new inputs to Wizzley? Or is cleansing finished.


Sherry
katiem2
Posts: 960
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on 09/15/2017

I always backup my work as a word document, in case something like this happens.  The work will still need to be formatted but at best you have a copy of your work. I learned this when I took down all of my work on Hubpages, I had over 300 hubs and I did not want to say good riddance to my work,  I save all articles on a flash drive now, each designated to a specific site. This keeps me organized and protects my work. 

I have no doubt the staff here want to keep the site up and running and to do so they need to make a profit.  It is in everyone's best interest to maintain quality content. 

However when maintaining a site of this magnitude diligence, brilliance and a lot of time are required and even still things happen.


paperfacets
Posts: 12
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on 09/15/2017

I understand. Just trying to see if my hours can be saved.


Sherry
blackspanielgallery
Posts: 77
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on 09/15/2017

I generally write on Word, which serves as a draft, then cut and paste while adding products to Wizzley in one sitting.  You might try that.  It works quite well.


BlackSpanielGallery
Marie
Posts: 232
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on 09/17/2017

It always pays to backup, backup and backup some more. I too have learned this the hard way. Work can easily be lost whatever platform you're on with glitches and things. 

In case people are not aware, Wizzley allows you to export your work as a text document. Although this does not save all the modules etc, it does at least save your words which are the most important part.

When in Edit Page mode, look down the right hand side and you will see an Options tab. Click on this and then click on Export as Text at any time to save your text.

I also make sure to keep copies of whatever photos I use in folders on my computer. I have a main folder called Wizzley and then separate folders which are named after the articles - I then place the backed up text and photos in these folders for easy retrieval. I also save a copy of the completed web page when it is published so I can see what the page looks like visually.

If it seems like a lot of work, it's not. It's much more work, lost time and hassle to lose articles when things go wrong.

I once lost a load of work years ago when my computer suddenly crashed and died on me. I now have worked saved on my computer and also to external hard drives as well. 


paperfacets
Posts: 12
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on 09/17/2017

I have been lucky, First time I have lost work on any of a few platforms.


Sherry
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