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Well I just wrote a wonderful article on this site right here. They had this captcha and it didn't accept what I wrote which was exactly what it said so when I transferred the link and hit submit it disappeared. Then it said wrong captcha and said try again. However it destroyed my writing post so there is no way to re-write the post. They want us to write the articles from our point of view and in our own words yet when I did that then they destroyed it and I have no way of getting it back to try again. That is just bad business! They already have several rules limiting our writing unlike bubblews. It looks like they could make their system work better. I have never lost anything on bubblews. People told me this site was better than them but I beg to differ. This has been very disappointing. I didn't write these on my computer in order to paste them on here because they say write them on here and make them your own work. Well a lot of good that did me! This site stinks. I will be going back to bubblews to write where I can really write as I please and they do not lose my hard work. It took me twenty minutes to write that article and now it's lost becuase of their system. So sad that they lose our work and we have no way to get it back and I'm sure they will not find it for me. I hope you haven't experienced anything like this on here. Not a good business.

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paigea wrote on July 28, 2014, 5:42 PM

Are you sure it didn't go to your cache? I always right click and copy before I submit on any site. Then if there is a glitch I can just paste my post. It is fine on this site to write in word and then paste into the submit area. I do that if it's a piece I want to keep. This is a pleasant place to write and interact.

Fractal wrote on July 28, 2014, 5:46 PM

colemanwigger Try the restore cache button. That will find your 'precious piece'.

colemanwigger wrote on July 28, 2014, 5:53 PM

That doesn't work either because I have already written another article. So it's just lost forever. Oh well thanks for the information everyone. Have a great day.

elitecodex wrote on July 28, 2014, 6:05 PM

I appreciate your feedback, but I don't think it is fair to blame us for you not reading our documentation. The last question in the FAQ is "What does the 'Restore Cache' button do?" It clearly explains that you could have saved your article simply but clicking that button.

You are correct, we do limit the content of the articles to keep them family friendly. Although I do believe Bubblews has the same content restrictions. We are just more specific with "obscene" and "pornographic" which is in their Terms of Service.

Sorry to see you go, just want to set the record straight for anyone else who views this.

MaeLou wrote on July 28, 2014, 6:30 PM

It's definitely not "our" fault that your article was lost. Proper practice is to create your own content in word or something or at least copy the content. We have a restore cache button for this particular reason.

Last I checked, when Bubblews failed at submitting content, when you went "back" nothing was there.

As far as limiting content.. I'd love to know what you can't write about here that you can write elsewhere.

LoudMan wrote on July 28, 2014, 9:53 PM

Another one? Really? Wow. This is amazing. The tools are there to make this one of the nicest systems I've ever worked with. How can folks not see the big, blue, "Restore Cache" button? How?

I've been told I'm horrible for some of my posts. But this...this...

Ruby3881 wrote on August 2, 2014, 11:27 PM

First off, I'm hoping that you've read the comments below about the "restore cache" button. Your post was probably not lost at all, and had you read the easily accessible documentation (rules, FAQ, AUP) or even reached out through the contact form instead of posting this rant you'd have known that.

Secondly, the captchas on web sites like this do not belong to the site and so are not controlled by the admin. Persona Paper uses a service that collects the data you enter and sends an authorization back to PP, to prove that you're a human being. Like all things, sometimes there can be a glitch. Again, contact the admin here for support. Both MaeLou and elitecodex are very quick to respond to the concerns of readers, and if there is anything humanly possible they will find a way to help. I must admit that I was very much disheartened, to see somebody talk trash about them and this site - particularly when it's been made quite clear that person is aware that it's a good idea to write offline and paste the content into the submit box. You had the option to play it safe; it was you who chose to gamble with your content. It's very unfair to blame anyone else.

I won't go on ad nauseum about all the times people have lost content on Bubblews - even after it was published. Nor will I underline the many ways in which Bubblews sabotages itself regularly, due to the admin making bad judgement calls. But I will ask, whatever are you talking about when you whine about the limitations on your writing here? This site has the same sorts of restrictions as Bubblews with regard to inappropriate content, mostly because those restrictions are imposed externally by advertisers who pay both sites (and many other writing platforms) so they can pay their writers.

It sounds very much like you jumped in head first here without taking the time to read all the documentation available to you, and you thought you'd cut more corners by typing directly into the form. Once a situation arose, rather than taking the more reasonable option of reporting your problem and getting help you chose to have a virtual temper tantrum. That's surely not the way to put your best foot forward :(

GemstonePink wrote on February 19, 2015, 2:22 PM

I just joined today and tried to post an article and had the same problem. Not a good way to start. Kind of sad that even after trying several times to post, I lost the article each time.