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Ooops - My article has disappeared

I just typed a post and then inputted the captcha as usual, but a message flashed up that said, "Oops, the captcha was not recognised. Please try again."

Unfortunately there was nothing to click to try again. When I looked in drafts there was no sign of my piece in there. It seems to have vanished. So I assume that 'try again' means type it up again.

Okay, it wasn't exactly a long piece and it won't take me long to rewrite, but it's still a bit annoying when your work disappears. I also think that the frustration is made worse by that annoying little word 'Oops.'

Am I missing something? I mean, could the piece actually not have vanished at all? Is it going to re-appear again? Being new here, I am still having to learn by trial and error.

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mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:05 PM

When this happens hit the back button on your status bar and click restore cache or something like that lol. Your article would still be there to retry - unfortunately it will now have been replaced with this one

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:07 PM

Hit the back button on your browser if the captcha fails to take the first time, you will usually find your article is still in the system by doing it that way. I see mrsmerlin has just suggested the same thing, but also also remember that if you have uploaded a photo to upload it again before submitting.

Redrose1 wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:11 PM

just type in the name of your article in a new post and it will come back up. I found this out the other day. good luck. I was sure glad my article was not lost.

ison1 wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:21 PM

As others have already said, hitting the back button normally brings the article back

melody23 wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:27 PM

Others have already pointed out the 'restore cache' button which would have brought your article back but I just wanted to add this - never do the first captcha, always refresh it. The captcha is generated as soon as you hit the 'new article' button meaning that most of the time once you have finished your post it has already timed out, if you refresh the captcha every time and do the second one you are given this shouldn't happen again, you might obviously get the captcha wrong (some of them are hard to read) in which case use 'restore cache' on the new article screen.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:37 PM

I see you already have directions for getting it back. That has always worked for me so far.

Kasman wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:21 PM

melody23 's advice about not using the first captcha is good advice. I never use the first one - I always refresh it and use the second one and I have never had a problem. This holds good for any site you use which has a captcha.

kat123456 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:15 PM

This happened to me the other day and the back button didn't work either :( Lost forever x

j2401 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:31 PM

Yep I agree with all the others, hit the back button

MaeLou wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:13 PM

It will not end up in your drafts, you have to click to back button on your browser and then hit "restore cache." It only works if you haven't put anything in the text box after moving backwards.

MaeLou wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:14 PM

Just clicking "back" wont cut it. You NEED to hit the "Restore Cache" Button in order for it to come back.

arthurchappell wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:33 PM

I try to create my articles as word files first before posting them here

kat123456 wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:53 PM

Ah thank you :) I will remember this next time!

Ruby3881 wrote on January 11, 2015, 1:51 PM

As others have already said, use the back button and then hit "restore cache." And to avoid future disappointments, save posts in your word processor before submitting emoticon :smile: