A couple years ago I built, used and publicly shared two decks via AnkiWeb. All was well until I got in a muddle (with different Anki versions and operating system versions). Now there is one publicly shared deck that can no longer be updated. When I attempt this in AnkiWeb, there is a pop-up that says:
Unfortunately the default deck can’t be shared at the moment. Please move your cards into a new deck using the computer version, then try again.
I am stuck trying to understand why it says ‘default deck’ since the deck in question ‘Intermediate Russian vocabulary, with detailed cards’ seems to be non-default. It has a name, and functions correctly.
BTW, the Icelandic deck can still be shared, as can (potentially) the Russian one with ‘COPY’ appended to the name. A possible clue is found in the SQLite table ‘decks’, where the field ‘id’=1 looks suspicious.
Thanks for the advice. Creating a new deck certainly helped. And I was careful to name it identically to the publicly shared deck, using copy&paste. Now AnkiWeb is willing to share the deck.
However, when I select Action / Share for the deck, I see a blank form instead of a prefilled form. I expect a prefilled form (with Name, Tags and Description) when updating. I am hesitant to proceed with filling out the form, in case I create a new publicly shared deck with ‘Thumbs up’ set to zero. That would not be the end of the world, but it would be a pity…
I would appreciate some reassurance that filling in the ‘Share Deck’ form will indeed update the pre-existing shared deck Thanks again.