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Offline LiayraTopic starter

Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« on: October 24, 2012, 05:49:58 AM »
I mean, from a post/thread that you created. I'm thinking that no but... I'm asking just in case. The problem is that I had a thread of ideas, edited and removed them because they were all taken. Now they're available but I lost the file in my laptop where I saved them all :(

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 07:31:33 AM »
Sorry to say, I don't think the system archives previous versions of individual posts.

It is just possible that they might still exist in Google's cache. The one-on-ones are in the public area of the site, so your request could have been crawled by their spider at some point. If you Google "site:elliquiy.com" plus some keywords from the request, you might find it. Good luck!

Offline LiayraTopic starter

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 07:41:04 AM »
Oh well. I had no luck with the google spider thingie, but thanks anyway Avis habilis!

Offline Haibane

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 08:11:32 AM »
If you use Firefox there is a plug-in called "Lazarus Recovery" which keeps all text you input to web forms (of which the post reply area on E is one). This plug-in has saved me many hours of rewriting and the screaming ab-dabs from lost posts when things crashed or I pushed the wrong button. There's a similar plug-in for Chrome as well.

It won't help your current problem but it could well save you work and frustration in the future.

Offline LiayraTopic starter

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 09:16:53 AM »
I know, I use it too! It has saved me a couple of times too although it didn't help me this time... I guess that it can't be perfect!

Online Vekseid

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 09:34:30 AM »
The wiki maintains a history of all edits, so if you want to be certain you can recover things you can store stuff there.

Offline LiayraTopic starter

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 12:04:13 PM »
Thanks Veks, I will keep that in mind!

Offline JackWhite

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 12:16:01 PM »
Aren't there websites that store older versions of websites?

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Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 12:21:19 PM »
There's the Way Back Machine - it might be worth a go...  You'll need the URL of the page you edited, and at least a rough idea of when the information was there.

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Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 12:21:50 PM »
I tried the wayback machine last night, it had no cached copies of your current Idea thread. If it was a different one you might have a chance.

Offline JackWhite

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 12:23:24 PM »
There's the Way Back Machine - it might be worth a go...  You'll need the URL of the page you edited, and at least a rough idea of when the information was there.

It probably won't work with these secured pages though (Username + Password)

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Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 12:25:03 PM »
It probably won't work with these secured pages though (Username + Password)
The Requests boards are public. You don't have to log in to view them. :-)

Offline LiayraTopic starter

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 12:53:13 PM »
The Way Back Machine didn't have anything but it's ok, thanks anyway! :)

Offline JackWhite

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 01:27:49 PM »
The Requests boards are public. You don't have to log in to view them. :-)

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Offline Phoenixrisen

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 09:23:45 PM »
Another suggestion to avoid this issue in the future is what I do and have seen others do. When and idea is taken use the strikeout tag, or otherwise label it rather than removing it altogether. Sorry you lost it though, it's a pain in the butt when that happens.

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Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 09:29:23 PM »
I recently cleaned up my request thread using spoilers to hide the taken ones.

Offline LiayraTopic starter

Re: Is it possible to recover previous edits?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2012, 07:48:31 AM »
Thanks for the advices, I will keep them in mind! :)