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May 8th, 2008

I just deleted a rather well-thought out post.  damn it.

Actually, I had “cut” it from another post, pasted into its own, and then when “publishing” it, received a WP error that I’ve been seeing frequently.



  • KipEsquire says on: May 9, 2008 at 7:08 am


    I always CNTL-A/CNTL-C before posting a comment to a blog.

    My blog hosting service, meanwhile, has both autosave and quicksave features that tend to prevent such tragedies.

  • David Z says on: May 9, 2008 at 8:52 am


    Because this is a recent phenomenon, I haven’t quite adjusted to it, yet. Since I CTRL-Xd it from another post which I then published, I lost the “master copy,” which I CTRL-Vd into a new post, added a line or two of conclusion, and then hit the publish button.

    WP has an autosave feature, too, which seems impervious to this glitch. It asks whether I am sure I want to edit the post, and gives an option of Yes/No.

    I’ve tried both buttons, and neither button returns me to the draft, they both return me to a blank WYSIWYG editor.

  • John Petrie says on: May 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm


    If you used Linux and had the awesome clipboard application Klipper running, then everything you cut or copied would be saved in its history and you could just find the excised passage and re-paste it. It wouldn’t do any good for the sentences you added after CTRL-Xing, but it would have saved you a lot of pain this time. :)

    If you use Windows, I heartily recommend Clipboard Magic or Clipomatic. Clipmate would be great if it were freeware.

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