Wow, just one little blunder and a whole lot of interesting content disappears in a second and cannot be retrieved
A few minutes ago I found myself commenting on Joao Duarte’s recent post on the Greek fires but mistakenly filed it under the stimulating Princeton Review debate. A very attentive reader from Canada quickly advised me of this and so I went to the ‘manage’ function to delete that entry and upload it under the right post. In the meantime my friend Jack O’Dwyer had just filed in, on the Princeton Review debate, a very interesting comment which followed on at least another ten which had come in in the last two-three days.
I had done this before successfully, but this time I goofed and cancelled the whole post with all the comments (including Jack’s…). I immediately called our webmaster Andrea Barbagelata and he sadly told me that he believes there is no trashcan feature on wordpress from which one may retrieve a cancelled content… In case someone should have other ideas please send them asap so that we may remove this post and put back the original one. Otherwise I don’t know what to do. I could retrieve my original post, others may wish to resubmit their original comments…. What do you suggest? This is what happens when one fails to do one’s homework before making decisions (in this case to press yes when asked do you really want to delete?)… in the case of our profession this has to do with listening to stakeholder expectations, in this case with stupidity and, possbily, overconfidence…. Sorry friends. By chance, can anyone recollect recently downloading this discussion? Or sending it to someone via email? If so will you please let me know??