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I'm having an error message while trying to save changes i've made:

Errors occurred while trying to save: Placeholder Relation not found for reference -9 in relation -4. Server returned status code 400

These changes are worth about 4 hours of work and 186 changes according ID editor. I got into a massive attempt to correct a large zone, this made me convert many areas overlapping each other into proper MPs. I still have ID editor opened in Firefox. What can i do to avoid loosing these changes and upload the changes??? Please help... I think i'll become crazy if this is lost...

I've posted this issue in GitHub too.

asked 22 Jul '15, 19:50

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(22 Jul '15, 23:43) SomeoneElse ♦

No, i even made sure that it charged fully (circle status on top right corner completed/disappeared) and did it twice.

(23 Jul '15, 00:16) SHARCRASH

I can't help with your problem, I'm sorry. I hope someone will answer who can.

For what it's worth, if you make so many and such large edits, you can consider learning to use a desktop editor like JOSM for future edits. It takes time to learn, but in the end you can work more efficiently. JOSM has an offline save functionality, and in the worst case you can try to fix the XML by hand.

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answered 23 Jul '15, 20:04

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I tried already JOSM. I had found that it wash tedious, graphically discomfortable and the fact that I have to download a rather limited zone makes it complicated.

Id editor is still opened... is there no way for me to get the data and give it to someone who will force the upload in a way?

Thank you all for you suggestions!

(24 Jul '15, 09:16) SHARCRASH

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