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Topic: ACK!! Beside myself! Lost a new listing because Etsy logged me out!  (Read 938 times)
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« on: April 02, 2012 05:19:22 PM »

I don't think I have ever been logged out like that before. I am checkmarked to "stay logged in" and I never ever have to log in or out unless I do it on purpose.

I am positively beside myself right now!! I was posting a brand new item. Fairly lengthy description. Copy that has never been written before.

I needed to edit a photo to upload. Took maybe 10-15 minutes. When I came back and clicked the "edit" button on the preview page, it gave me the log in screen. I logged in.

I had used another listing and did the "copy as new" to make this new listing. I have quite a few items that do not need to change, so I just make a copy of another listing. So when I came back, it was showing me the listing I had been using to copy from!!!!

I have never ever complained about Etsy before. I love Etsy. But I was planning on listing about 10 items tonight and this has totally broken my spirit!

I am sure I will be OK after the initial shock wears off.

It's not like I can't re-write the description for this new item. But I put a LOT of time into what I already wrote, and it is completely different from anything I have on other listings. Not to mention tags!

I know there is nothing anyone can do. I am not looking for help. Just looking to VENT!!

Well, I guess I do need advice. How do I make sure that does not ever ever happen again?!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012 06:28:54 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012 01:02:07 PM »

You could try writing your description in another program (like Word) first. That may give you more recourse to recover your words in case anything happens.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012 01:54:53 AM »

 I always edit all my photos ahead of time. Keep the ones you are planning to use in a folder that you can find quickly, like on your desktop. Once you are finished with that group, store them in your Albums, to get them out of the way. In case of patterns scans, I just delete them. Once they are up on Etsy, I can re-use them from there. I never delete photos of things I make.
  I only just learned how to copy and edit a listing to create a new one.
Another helpful tip is to Save As draft, then go back and work on it. You have to get at least one picture, and fill in all the blanks, even if you only use a"borrowed from something else" photo, type in one tag, and a quick line in the description. Hit the button to post, you will see options to save as draft. That way, you will have more time to work on the details.

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