Lost a translation !

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whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013
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I published an English translation of this song yesterday and edited it about 30 minutes ago. Then I noticed the song did not appear in my translation list. I went back to the song page and saw my translation had just vanished.
Apparently it had been merged for duplicate lyrics a few hours before. I actually saw my version appear as #4 before it disappeared.
I'm pretty sure I did not delete it by mistake (I mean, I never meant to do so and even if I had clicked the wrong button, I don't recall confirming a deletion).
I might have gone back and forth between edit and display mode using browser history navigation, but I've done that countless times on many translations without any problem.
So I'm wondering what just happened there? (and I'd rather get my translation back, complete with Nadia's and Helen's comments, if possible).

Moderator
Joined: 18.11.2011

Is this the translation that disappeared: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/t%C3%A9tchiot-r%C3%A9ka-volga-%D1%82%D0%B5...

The same thing happened to me once, I merged entries and when I edited a translation, somehow the original song wasn't visible anymore and the translation wasn't visible on the song page either. I'll report this to the admins so they can fix it.

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

Thank you so much, Fary.

Looks like the page is right at the root of the English translations category now.
In the mean time, I noticed the links from the notifications history still work and "teleport" me to this marooned page.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

Most likely you were editing a translation, and in the meantime the source song was merged with another page. If you saved your edited translation after this merge, it became an orphan cause its source was removed.

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

I see. Thanks for reuniting the orphan with its parent Wink smile

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

Err... Sorry, but it seems editing the song recreates the problem.
During editing the original lyrics won't show up, and when I click the 'save' button the song gets orphaned again.
I'm about done editing though, so putting back the translation in the right place should be enough :).

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

Could you please edit and save the translation again? We tried saving it for the purpose of testing (without any changes), and now it says "Last edited by lt". Hopefully it stays in place this time.

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

Worked like a charm. Thanks again.