What happened to the biography?

+2 votes
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I edited and added information to the biography of Stambach-2 and afterward returned to the public profile to see how it presented and much of what I added was missing so I just deleted it for now.  What happened?
WikiTree profile: Felix Stambach
in Genealogy Help by Sharon Sinclair G2G1 (1.5k points)
Thank you all for your help.

3 Answers

+5 votes
Check the Changes tab on the profile and go through all the changes you made. Lots of times I will have two copies of a profile open and save the wrong one, which wipes out all the changes I had saved in the other copy. Fortunately, you can undo any changes you made by mistake by using the "restore" link at the top of the page for the change you want to undo.
by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (205k points)
This is quite possibly what happened.

See the changes here: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Stambach-2&diff=next&oldid=83567390
She said she deleted the bio herself because it wasn’t displaying properly.
+4 votes

Looking at the changes page, you missed the first character of a closing ref tag in this line:

pp. 106-159/ref>that supports this date of birth

I've done that before! It addles the rest of the text and usually either hides it completely or drops it into a reference with a lot of weird code.

If you restore it and add the missing "<" it should be fine. :) 

by Kathleen Cobcroft G2G6 Mach 6 (66.6k points)
+2 votes
Since you had changed the sources and research notes after the change that shows the Biography was lost, I just copied the Biography back into the profile from the Changes Log
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (451k points)

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