signpuddle entry disappeared?

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Sep 27 14:23:34 UTC 2012

SignWriting List
September 27, 2012

Hello Oscar -
I am sorry to hear about this. I try to do a backup of SignPuddle data nightly. I do have a backup of the data for September 24 and 26. Unfortunately I did not do the backup on the 25th - that is a shame. But there is a small chance your signs might be in the backup for the 26th…

But if Steve can help you restore the data from your Export that will be wonderful… or Steve, if you need the backup I have, I can send that to you...

We do have available Private WebPuddles. Our non-profit organization needs funding, so if you want to have a private place to work on the web, with your own private SignPuddle, it can be set up for you immediately and your data can be placed in a private area just for you:

Private WebPuddles

Meanwhile, I am interested in your work and look forward to more communication later -

Val ;-)


On Sep 27, 2012, at 6:45 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> Greetings Oscar Koller,
> It looks like your entries were deleted by an editor.  I do not know why.  This shouldn't have happened.  It was very inconsiderate. Please let me know if it happens again.
> If you send me the export, I can add back the deleted entries.
> In the German dictionary, writing with heads is the current writing style of Stefan Wöhrmann. Question for Stefan, should we split into two German puddles?  When dealing with spelling examples, dictionary lookup, and general use: I can see the benefit of having the body of work based on particular rules of spelling.
> No free ways to edit SignWriting on a local machine.  Work in progress.  2013 should be an amazing year for SignWriting editors. I hope we can maintain compatibility with SignPuddle Online.  It is a great example of great writers from all over the world.
> Valerie's non-profit does offer private puddles where you can set the security for who can view, who can add, and who can edit.  There is also the PersonalPuddle, a client side version of SignPuddle Online for Mac or Windows.  Easy to install on Linux too.  The import / export is for entire puddles or single entries.  These services are available for a fee or private agreement.
> Regards,
> -Steve

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