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Just Lost a Whole Wizzle | Wizzley Time Travel

 
JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

I've been working for most of this afternoon on an article about the Princes in the Tower.  It got too hot in my room to sit here writing, so I had a break of a couple of hours.  I refreshed the page to see if there were any comments etc, and the article just disappeared!

I had an error message, saying that something had 'eaten' my page.

I immediately click 'back' in my browser, but all that remains is the title, and the introduction.

I've checked my trash and drafts files.  It's not there.  Please help.  It was nearly finished and it was a REALLY long one.

 

Edit:  Even more bizarrely, I did have a comment, but it was from Southeaster on my RS2006 article.  It's a comment which he left yesterday!  I'd already long since answered it.


pkmcr
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on 07/24/2013

We seem to have gone back in time to yesterday - my visitor numbers for yesterday and today seem to have disappeared and the stats are reporting for Tuesday 23rd July


JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

I was just thinking it.  According to the 'new' articles, Kathleen has only just written the Ally Pally article.  I remember noting that yesterday and meaning to return to actually read it.  I hadn't make it back yet.

If this is time travel, we should alert The Doctor.


pkmcr
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on 07/24/2013

Well I had "new comment" emails that I was convinced I had approved yesterday but they were still there for approval when I checked.

 

Jo - it's all our Doctor Who articles doing it - time has gone wibbly wobbly Laughing


JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

Yes, I've checked my stats.  It's as Wizzley was about 5pm-ish yesterday.


pkmcr
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on 07/24/2013

 

JoHarrington: 07/24/2013 - 01:55 PM

Yes, I've checked my stats.  It's as Wizzley was about 5pm-ish yesterday.

Can you see any Cybermen or Daleks hoving into view?!?


JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

Not yet.  But I have sent a message to Torchwood. We should be fine.


humagaia
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on 07/24/2013

There was a post from the tech guys saying that they had cocked things up on an update and that you were to back things up otherwise you would lose anything done since their last back-up. The post was there for about an hour - obviously not enough time for you to see it, and therefore do anything about it.

It's gone! Caput! Deleted! Exterminated.

It is a dead wizzley. 

May it rest in peace.

You will not be fine. You will have to summon the skills of the Doctor to get your stuff back old chaps.

Have a go at Simon if you are hard enuf! He's the culprit!


JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

My article has completely and utterly gone?  Really?!

 

 

Cachi.


humagaia
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on 07/24/2013

Absolutely really, honestly, without a word of untruth.

Better to create offline, so you have something to go back to.

Sorry Jo - seems your little rest up missed you the cock-up message.

 

And the stats will never return either.


SteveRogerson
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on 07/24/2013

I've lost an article I posted earlier today. Not happy.


Steve Rogerson
JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

I'd left the page open.  If I'd opened another tab to check my messages, I'd have still had the whole bloody thing.  I don't usually do that either.  I normally just sit here and write until it's done. It's this blasted heat that had me sitting out for an hour.

Cachi fawr. 

That's basically about 4-5 hours work gone. I mean rewriting won't be quite so much, because the research is done and fresh in my head.  But... cachi.


humagaia
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on 07/24/2013

And you won't be able to see the Forum message telling you about it as that has gone in the reversion back to the last back-up, about 17:00 yesterday UK time.
If you will pay with time and space and all things supernatural and subnatural then ...

 


SteveRogerson
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on 07/24/2013

I've managed to reload it. I also lost a picture from an article I posted yesterday, but that's now back.


Steve Rogerson
JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

How did you reload it, Steve?  Was it any way in which I could recover my Princes in the Tower?


Paul
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on 07/24/2013

Sounds like the tech guys needed a rollback? Only thing I can think of is to access a cached version of your pages and retrieve it that way...

JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

Using the back button has taken me to about half 2 ish this afternoon.  I've realised that I'd only got part of the original introduction there.  I must have been writing in a limbo world.

Steve, I commented on your original 'Mill' article.  I've just commented again in precisely the same way, so that is exactly as it was last time I saw it.


SteveRogerson
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on 07/24/2013

Thanks for the comment Jo.

I had it as a Word file, so I just put it back. Oddly, my intro stuff was still on the server when I clicked the back button from the article. So, it was just a matter of going through doing the bold and italics stuff.


Steve Rogerson
JoHarrington
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on 07/24/2013

You're welcome.

I'm working through my cache.  The most likely one only led to a 'create page'.  I can tell that my first look at a webpage involving the Princes was at 13.45.  Then there's a trail of looking for videos, merchandise, pages etc all up until about half five.  Then a break until 18.45, when I refresh to check for comments and get the 'page not found'. 

Why the sweet Hell didn't I open in another tab?!  And why weren't we given more warning?


humagaia
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on 07/24/2013

 

SteveRogerson: 07/24/2013 - 02:22 PM

 

I had it as a Word file, so I just put it back

Ahah, makes one realise the benefit of not writing direct into a Wizzle. At least when this kinda thing happens you have 'something' to go back to.

You know the saying about backup's. You gotta remember you do not have control over what happens on any Web 2.0 site. Much as the gi=uys here wish to mitigate any problems, when updates take place, things can (and will) go wrong.


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