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Posted chapter formatting problems.

Kid Wigger

My lastest chapter of Code Monkey came out with a section paragraphs repeated on page one and a few paragraphs missing on page three.

I contacted Lazeez.
> Do you know what happened so I can let readers know?

For some unknown reason this happens occasionally. I haven't
found the cause yet. I keep trying to figure it out, but it's
very unpredictable, it's been impossible to pin down so far.

You've reposted it and I processed it.
Check the results and let me know if it's out of order again.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Lazeez Jiddan

Has anybody else had this happen to a posting?

Ernest Bywater
Updated:

@Kid Wigger

Yes, and I simply relodge the same file and it comes out correct the second time around. I think it may be something as odd as a power drop scrambling some RAM while it's being handled or something similar - an event that shouldn't have an effect but does.

edit to add: I do a lot of posting, and have done so over the last decade. I've only seen this happen four or five times. Of the 62 stories I've posted on SOL they must add up to around 800 actual chapter posts, so 4 or 5 times in that is nothing.

Replies:   Kid Wigger
Kid Wigger

@Ernest Bywater

Ernest, thanks for that information. I've had to reply to over 50 readers about what happened, not that I mind that, but a few I'd never received emails from before and one or two were really abusive about it. That happens from time to time, but it is still upsetting.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Kid Wigger

That happens from time to time, but it is still upsetting.


When something like that happens I post a blog entry about it, and remove it about a week later.

Switch Blayde

@Kid Wigger

Has anybody else had this happen to a posting?


I have no idea. I don't read the story after it's posted. I trust that it's what I submitted and formatted properly.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Switch Blayde

I don't read the story after it's posted.


I don't actually read the story, I open each page and scan down it checking how it looks because any issues stand out like a sore thumb.

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