I was just prompted to update my Swype Beta to version v188.8.131.5274 which I did. During the process, I was reassured that I won't be losing any of my data.
However, upon completion of the installation, I see that I've lost my personal dictionary.
Another oddity: in older versions of swype, when you typed a non-English word, you were prompted to add it to your swype dictionary. Then, they changed this, such that all new words were automatically added to your dictionary. With this new v184.108.40.20674 version, however, swype seems to have gone back to the "add to dictionary" prompt.
Any clue as to what may be going on?
I'm using JB on my Galaxy Nexus.