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  1. A recent post of mine seems to have vanished. I re-posted it and yet it disappeared again within 48hours. Can anyone help me understand why?

    The blog I need help with is asmileylife.wordpress.com.

  2. What is the title of the post? Is it visible on your dashboard Posts page?

  3. It was 'Cinema, it's the experience', and no, it's vanished from the dashboard too.

  4. You may be able to recover an earlier post revision. Go to Posts > All Posts, hover over the title of the post, click Edit and check the Post Revisions module for previous saved versions of the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    If you're not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules Then you ought to be able to go here > Dashboard > All Posts > Posts and locate the post and recover it from post revisions.

    If you cannot locate the post for locating and restoring a post revision, and it's not in your Trash folder http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/ then you will not be able to recover it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    Did you create your post on the dashboard of your own blog?
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or did you create your post on the front page of WordPress.com?
    http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

  5. I cannot locate the post at all. I created it on the dashboard. Actually, I created it twice. Both times on the dashboard, and both times, it has vanished with a few days.

  6. It was indexed by Google:

    Cinema, it's the experience. | asmileylife
    Alexa Traffic Rank for http://asmileylife.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/cinema-its-the-experience/: unavailableasmileylife.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/cinema-its-the-experience/
    25 Nov 2012 – At long last, Flesh of Cretacia my first, real book is out. As is The Stromark Massacre, my first Flesh Tearers audio drama, and 'Torturer's Thirst' .

    Please check your Trash folders as you could restore it. You have separate trash folders for posts, pages, comments, and uploads. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

  7. Hi, thanks for that.

    I checked the trash, nothing there. Which is fine, as I have the text in a Pages file so it's no bother to repost. My only worry is, that it gets removed for a third time. Do you know what could be causing it?

  8. I don't have a clue why this happened and I tagged this thread so Staff will check out what happened.

  9. Thanks for all your help.

  10. Hi there asmileylife,

    Unfortunately several of our users are experiencing exactly what you just went through - including one whose post was indeed indexed by Google before vanishing. I want to apologize: I am so sorry this happened to you.

    We are investigating the problem, and are trying to pinpoint what may be the culprit. If you could provide me with any of the below details, it would be a big help.

    Were you posting in Newdash? This is the "front page" that many users refer to: http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    How long did it take for you to write the content? An hour? About 45 minutes? 20 minutes? Any kind of ballpark figure will help us out!

    While you were writing, did you navigate away from the page?

    While you were writing, did you switch to a different active browser screen (say you had multiple tabs open)?

    Thank you for any clarifying details you can provide. And again - I am very sorry. We look forward to chasing this down and making sure it doesn't keep happening.

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