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 either in the page content or the Recent Changes page.

If you can't recover the edit screen immediately by navigating back in your browser, the edit is likely lost forever.

A lost edit is at best frustrating, and at worst totally depressing. (like i just wasted the last two hours!)

The best way to avoid this is to copy your text (by pressing ctrl+A then ctrl+C) before clicking "save" - this way, you can restore your work by pressing ctrl+V in the Edit window.

Please report bugs, and you can use this page to recount How I Lost my Edit stories.