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Forum topic by PRGDesigns posted 03-11-2012 02:22 AM 1255 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2012 02:22 AM

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Does anyone know how to retrieve a LJ’s project entry that was shown as being “saved” at the bottom of my very long and detailed project description? I hit the “post this project” button and my project description and pictures disappeared. I tried my back button and kept getting error messages and finally a screen popped up that said I was no longer connected to the internet. Thanks in advance for any consideration anyone can give this matter.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 02:31 AM

I’m going to borrow your posting in case someone has the know how to answer your problem. I had a posting of a project restoring the handles of my grandads woodworking tools and it disappeared. I’m not sure how to find it. I can look up the project by name, see it on the list of postings, but when I try to click on it I get a message that says it has either been deleted or is not accessable for a number of reasons. pretty sure there was nothing offensive or anything that didn’t apply to woodworking so i don’t know why it would have been deleted.

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 02:38 AM

yikes! I’m afraid there’s not much you can do. There is a possibility that the Website itself saved it. Try adding a new project and see if that unfinished one pops back up…..

Otherwise, for long posts, sometimes i write them in Word, and then paste it into Lumberjocks…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 02:54 AM

another idea….not sure what browser you are using, but in Chrome (up by file, edit, view, etc) there is a History button. If you click on that, all the way at the bottom there is a “show full history” button. You might be able to pull up that page again that you were typing up that project…..

If ur not using Chrome, your browser might have something similar….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 09:33 AM

Sorry this happened to you. What a bummer!

I second what Doug suggested about writing it in Word first. That’s what I do. It also has certain advantages too because Word will correct/highlight any spelling or grammatical errors so that you can correct them before copying and pasting the text into a blog, forum or project post. It also means that should the worst happen, at least you have a local backup of your post.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 07:11 PM

Thanks to everyone for their insights. I use Safari for Mac and in going through my browser history there was nothing on the page I typed up. I also tried posting a new project and nothing from the previous attempt appeared. I didn’t think my post would turn out as long or as detailed as it did. I started typing and the thing grew legs. The Word suggestion is excellent. Another odd thing happened while I was posting. I added my last picture and was reviewing the preview for the post. I tried to correct something in the text while in preview, which doesn’t work, and a duplicate of my last picture appeared. Then another duplicate of my last picture appeared. I deleted one of the duplicates with success and tried to delete the other duplicate. The little wheel underneath the deleted picture just kept spinning and never deleted it. Since it would have only been 6 pictures with the duplicate, and the wheel was still spinning, I tried to post the project. That is when everything went bad in a hurry and I immediately regretted not typing up the post in Word first. Another alternative would have been to post the project earlier in the process and then edit that post. Oh well. Lesson learned. FYI – I type with one finger, so watching that disaster hit was a real screamer. Yelling at inanimate objects is interesting. They don’t put up much of a fight.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 08:29 AM

Hello, the drafts are saved automatically in what’s called “Session”. When you go back to to New project page the saved content should appear again. If your browser works fine and you have “cookies” enabled this should work fine.

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