Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I just want to put up a little notice to inform you all about the lack of updates on the main page. The problem is that I've been hit by the flu and have been down and out since last Thursday, unable to do the news. The rest of the team has been occupied as well, so that explains that. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and since I've pretty much almost recovered, normal posting schedule will resume either tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. Thanks for understanding. Also, read more for the most beautiful piece of art ever created in the history of the universe. And I mean it.
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RE[2]: about the news..
by Sabon on Thu 27th Jan 2011 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE: about the news.."
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"When I began my work as an editor, I had to discover at some point that if you do something in a wrong way, the backend will swallow the article without any hope of recovery. I trashed a few articles before understanding this. And if I remember well, there was something about Splashtop in the heap."

I learned a long time ago not to trust web pages when entering text that is going to take more than a minute or two. I use a text editor, create it in that, then copy and paste into the website.

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RE[3]: about the news..
by Neolander on Fri 28th Jan 2011 10:16 in reply to "RE[2]: about the news.."
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Well, for ages you could recover something you were typing in Opera simply by using the Back button, and recently Firefox got this feature too, but I had forgotten at the time.

Anyway, what happens is that in the backend, we have a list of pending submissions. We can pick one, read it, then start editing a new article based on it by clicking a button.

What I had not understood at the time is that from the moment you click this button, the submission does not exist in the submission list anymore. And it is not saved elsewhere in the backend. As long as you have not saved it in the backend again by explicitely asking for it, the sole remaining copy of the submission is in your browser.

I discovered it because at some point, screwing up when editing a submission. I wanted to go back to the original version. So I went back to the submission list, and there the harm was done. The submission had vanished. I trashed a few more submissions before I understood what exactly was happening.

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