Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I Spent an Entire Evening Writing a Post.

It was full of links, citations, quotes, you name it. I was very proud.

I mistyped. Oh dear, I'll have to undo that: CTRL-Z, my friend!

CTRL-Z. Whole page goes blank.

Shock.

Panic.

CTRL-Y. Nothing. CTRL-Z. Nothing.

Backspace in desperation.

Auto-Save.

It goes to previous page, even as I knew the cursor was in the typing field.

I scour the internet for solutions.

You cannot turn off Auto-Save. You cannot retrieve unpublished posts. You cannot restore previous drafts.

It is gone.

It has drifted on the aether of night's Plutonian shores.

Despair.

Panic.

Rage.

Impotent rage.



12 comments:

  1. Bummer. I hope you can find the strength to rewrite it.

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  2. Yeah, I have been there... More then once! >=( But take that above animated pic, have that guy punch through the windshield, and them flip that little banger like a sea turtle.

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    1. Oh, I'd love to do that, but then it wouldn't be impotent rage, since I'd actually get some satisfaction out of bashing a troublesome vehicle.

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  3. Sounds like my own experience with Blogspot that made me finally have to quit using it.

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    1. What do you use instead, if you don't mind me asking? Wordpress is looking really good right now...

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  4. .....poetry.....of a sort.....what you wrote.....anon.

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  5. What if you type the posts up in a word processing document first, then just copy and paste them in?

    Tex
    (my solution to glitchy sites that eat posts)

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    1. That's likely what I'll end up doing. Normally I do stuff like that for the real long hauls, but in my complacency I thought I could be lucky on this instance. I guess you can never be too careful in the presence of the Blogspot.

      Frankly I don't know why Blogger doesn't just a) save a small number of drafts when you click the "save" point to prevent stuff like this happening, or at least b) the option to TURN OFF AUTOSAVE.

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  6. That happened to me a couple times before I decided never to write again in the typing field. My condolences.

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