i am so upset. I just wrote a great article about [deleted] and right when i was going to add the bio i clicked over the Author guidelines to read the protocol and couldn’t get back to my article to finish it. it was about 1200 words at that point. very well thought out and put together. Why are websites designed to loose pages like that? what a drag. that was going to be my first article.
Sorry to hear that… I see that you’re on AOL and using IE7 for your browser. Websites are not designed to lose pages like this. I was able to duplicate the problem and I’ve opened up a tech trouble ticket internally to find a solution to fix it. This is a problem that we can prevent in the future and we’ll have a small change in our software for this before the week is over.
I’m sharing this story today in the blog to encourage all authors to always save a local backup of your article. We’ll keep investing in new autosave and backup technologies so you shouldn’t have to save a backup of your article, but if you’re going to crank out 1,200 new original words, it would only take a 1-2 seconds to save a copy of it also in a MS Word document or any text editor outside of our EzineArticles membership interface.