Lost Edit

A lost edit in a wiki is when a mistake by a user or a bug in the software causes the edit to fail to appear in the page content. A lost edit is at best frustrating, and at worst totally depressing (like i just wasted the last two hours!). To avoid this, read on to learn about the main reasons for lost edits and what can be done about them:

Lost Edit By Linking Away

Doh! you linked away from a page (in the same window) and when you came back your edit was gone. Tiki now has a couple of features to prevent this from happening:

Image Tiki will warn users if they are about to leave (that is, click away from) the wiki Edit Page. Tiki will also warn users if their edit session is about to expire. Note: You must have Javascript enabled on your browser to take advantage of this "lost edit protection."

Image Tiki will Auto save page during editing.^

Lost Edit By Server Busy

You should be able to refresh the page and keep trying.

Lost Edit By Captcha

If you time out a session while the captcha (anti-bot) code is required, Tiki will require a different code and not display it to you. To get around this:

  • Go back a page using the browser back button
  • Press Cntrl+A to select all text, and then press Cntrl+C to copy it
  • Start your edit over again by copying the clipboard into the page (by pressing Cntrl+V) once you've got the page open again

Lost Edit By Closing Browser

Doh! you forgot to save and closed the browser. The only thing that can save you here is if you happened to have pressed Cntrl+A and Cntrl+C right before you did that. If so, then you have the data in your clipboard and can copy it into the page once you have it open again by pressing Cntrl+V.

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