ANY ONE that does not have SAVED copies of recently lost articles ON THEIR COMPUTERS please send me a message ASAP saying so; especially if you have the name of the article or link.
Proof of deleted articles. You will not be able to find all of your articles on WAYBACK and not very likely on any of the cache's either!
I have decided to post this article that was written yesterday in response to a recent article that has been published that has misleading information. It is just another reason by the way why, citing articles that appear from “personal experience” is important. The reason I did not is because I personally went in and looked for information to supply to the community as help in finding lost articles for SEVERAL hours yesterday, especially for those who did not have copies. I found the effort useless, but very rewarding as to proof of how much damage the hosting company's neglect have hurt the owner and Expertscolumn members.
I did find one person’s deleted article. At any rate, the writer, it is obvious, did not go into the situation and go through the process to exact themselves as an expert on the subject matter, for if they did, they would have found out that it is not likely to find 100’s of one’s lost articles or any lost articles during the period of October 28, 2012 up to some of January/February 2013; maybe and that’s a big maybe, a few articles could be found in TOTAL, not of a profile. The screw up on the part of the company that caused this mess up, did such a bang up job that from what I have seen and know technically. At any rate, this is what my article had proposed and I am posting it as proof of how devastating the neglect on the part of a “professional hosting” company cause the deletion of the articles. I have supplied direct links, unlike a recent article on the subject of finding your articles.
ONE of TWO ORIGINAL MESSAGES NOW EDITED
I was reading someone’s articles on the lost data and lack of recovery of some articles of Expertscolumn members in February 2013. I personally feel for so many who suffered tremendous lost of work. Whether one had a copy or not, it is a tedious job to have to replace work through uploading in some cases a couple of hundred articles, from what I have heard for a few writers. One thing great thing is if one has a hard copy of a missing article, at least one can copy and past it into the editor’s box on EC and if a citation and reference is missing because it was added after one copied and now does not know how to retrieve it, I have pitched that authors who have suffered this plight, ADD to the bottom of the article, "RECENTLY PUBLISHED in 2012" or something to that effect, so as to not be cited about lack of citation or reference on these articles. Nevertheless, the mishap that has occurred for all NEWLY POSTED articles are still liable for proper citation. No exceptions.
I lost 27 articles with about 2/3 of them never to be retrieved for I do not have a hard copy of them. This is not normal for me to not have a hardcopy of a work, but I had just been so very busy trying to keep up with the many emails and moderating here after having to take off 4 weeks to attend to a winter biology course, that I had little time to write. Often what I did was on a whim, come up with an idea while I was on this site and in between studying, simply made a post before going back to the enormous emails and job to be done here at EC. 99% of the time, I did not even have time to check my own work, but never neglected cited them.
When I was reading megamatt09’s recent article on the subject of deleted articles, I suddenly remembered that I used an article archive to bust a plagiarizer for Google on one of my articles I wrote for a company, no longer in existence, in which a writer from Ireland copied one of the articles I wrote from that site and reposted it years later. (Yeah, get that.) At any rate, he was legally taken care of and lucky that I remembered about the archiving system.
Go to the following site, and for those who have lost their articles and do not have hard copies, you may be able to retrieve a few articles for self or friends. Nevertheless, the majority of work will not be found, I have personally gone to the site and found so far only 4 articles now and for myself, not one. The reason why I am posting this article now, is more for members to see for themselves that there is NO RECORD of their work. Here are the links. Good luck
© 2013 Sharon L. West- MightyDreamer Publishing