problem with updating date of dream
while updating date of already added dream, its showing a Server error...
Mark Hatfield commented
Also, sometimes added themes get unchecked when going in to edit a dream.
Whenever I try to edit anything about a previously entered dream, including the date, I get an error. It's been doing that pretty consistently for the past few days. I finally realized it wasn't my internet connection. You have to either refresh the page, or go back - either way you have to enter the information (whatever you changed) all over again. This is just one more reason to always enter whatever you remember about a dream into Notepad, or Word, or anything you can hard-save to your computer BEFORE trying to add it to dream journal, because it will frequently screw up and then all that work is gone, and I just don't have the energy to try to remember all those details all over again after I've already entered them.
Tonight I have been having a problem with entering a dream I forgot to enter last month. If I change the date to September 8th and enter the dream, the dream will NOT SHOW UP IN THE DREAM JOURNAL. The strange part is, the website is recording information about the dream. I know this, because my "themes," my "people, places, and things" and all other Dreamboard statistics will change every time I enter the dream. I scoured the Dream Journal over and over again, also using the browser's "Find" function, and the dreams were not showing up. I know they were recorded, but they were ushered away to some irretrievable location.
The only way (currently) to successfully record a dream you dreamed on a day other than today is to enter it with the wrong date; Do not change the date, just let it think it happened today. Then enter all your information as usual. Write a note to yourself - preferably in the dream description - because if you add a personal note, these tend to disappear too - to let yourself know the ACTUAL DATE the dream occured. This is the only way your dream will show up in the dream journal. This is also a way to retrieve dreams you have had to enter 4 or 5 times that didn't show up in the dream journal. If you enter the old dream with *Today's Date,* once it is entered, click on details, then on "Similar Dreams." In my case, it showed me links to the 7 or 8 copies of the dream I had entered over and over again because they weren't being recorded in the journal. You can then delete the copies because the only way to reach them is to link to them through a dream entered today.
If I change the date on a dream, I cannot access it through the pleasant/unpleasant graph, or the tree with the dots either; I already checked. It doesn't show up anywhere; only its data is recorded, but you cannot access the description.
Also, as an aside, the date is almost always recorded wrong anyway. If I click "Today" which is September 9th, it will be recorded as September 8th, then if I go back and click "Today again, it finally shows up as September 9th, but if I enter another dream from the same day and enter "Today" again, it shows up with tomorrow's date, so I have to go manually change it again. Also, the dream I had to enter over and over again from September 8th showed up as September 7th, even though I manually selected "Wednesday - 8th" over and over again. I've just given up on getting the dates right.