Backup Copies of Articles

Once every 5 days or so, an author will email us that they deleted their article and want us to go find the original one as they had NO backup.

Question: Instead of sending an email acknowledgement of each article submission, should we be sending a complete copy of the article submitted via email back to the author so that they then have a backup in their inbox?

I thought it was redundant because we assumed the author already had a backup of the article because he or she just submitted it. Turns out quite a few authors are submitting fresh articles that they have no backups of.

Your thoughts?


Dina Giolitto writes:

I guess it would be a nice added feature, but why should need to store every article in two places? It’s a privilege to all the authors that all their articles take up space on the directory after they’re approved. The other place that the articles should be stored is on the owner’s hard drive. If it isn’t, that’s nobody else’s fault but the author’s.

Speaking of article backup, I work from two computers and today one of them went kaplooey. Every time I started up, Windows XP booted and then immediately shut down. The computer finally made a wretched croaking sound and, well, I think she’s gone. The now-dead computer is where I happen to do most of my article writing- so all my final drafts are on that hard drive. What I’ll have to do now is take all the articles on this website and repaste them into documents on the still-living computer. This will be a slight annoyance, but I’m just happy they’re safe in their little home on your server(s). I really do appreciate it.


Comment provided May 13, 2005 at 1:45 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Wow, that is a great idea. This way it is now saved in many places at once. I like this feature, how much extra will that cost? for Dina, try this. Reload the operating system and go into C:/documents and settings/dina giolittos documents/… and most likely you will find them. Even if they were in your My Documents files when it all crashed. They most likely are still there, but if not in the future it would be great to have have all your articles ever written, because the writers get the exposure and they are backed up at Ezine Guru Articles Archives and online bringing you referrals.

It seems to me that having your documents backed up online at is one more reason to get all your documents online as soon as possible without delay. Great ideas here

Comment provided May 14, 2005 at 1:18 AM


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