How do I retrieve postings that I created and are being deleted by someone else?
Please help! I am so upset! I spent hours posting information the last two days on three family members, and as of just now, every single thing that I posted is deleted - birth dates and places, comments, everything is gone! I was adding my information to existing pages, and was very careful not to disturb existing data. The woman who created these pages at some point in the past is treating them like her own personal Wikipedia pages, and that seems just so wrong!
1) are data backups done each day? Is it possible that my posts could be restored?
2) is there any way to find out who deleted my information (even though I'm fairly certain of who it is)? If so, is there any consequences? It seems to be a very clear violation of the Family Search Community standards of respect and ethics!
3) I will repost my information, as I have it right in front of me. But what is to keep it from being deleted again?
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
Every change in Family Tree is tracked and kept basically forever, so you should be able to restore your contributions without needing to re-enter them. You'll need to explore each profile's Change Log, which is accessed by clicking Show All under Latest Changes (in the right-hand column of the profile's Details page).
The Change Log will also tell you who made each change, and you can send a message to that person via FS's internal messaging system. Just click the contributor's name and choose Message.
To prevent this turning into a perpetual edit war, perhaps you can start with a message explaining why you made your changes, and mentioning that this is a single collaborative tree, not an individual-trees site like Ancestry or MyHeritage. (All as politely as you can manage, of course.) If you're lucky, the other contributor will see the error of his ways and stop deleting your edits.6
Thank you, Julia! I appreciate it very much!0