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Post lost after submission

Postby gameswat » Mon May 28, 2018 8:01 pm

Topic split & moved - Site Admin.

BE WARNED!! I just spent 2 long hours doing very detailed research, photo adding and writing for a new post. When I tried to preview all the photos it turned out I wasn't already logged in, but after logging in it returned me to a blank Post A Reply page!!! Never been an issue before! !OMFG! :cry: :NBG: :evil: !PUNISH! :dammit: !!JUNK!! :smash: !!SUICIDAL!! '!' :oops:

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby gameswat » Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 am

Not sure if these are just recent update issues or not. After spending a couple hours last night putting together a complex new post I went to preview but was told I hadn't logged in yet, which I rarely ever bother to. But after logging in it sent me back to a completely blank Post A Reply page! !!JUNK!! :smash: :dammit: !!SUICIDAL!! '!' :evil: :oops: And after 5 mins of going back and forth in my history was impossible to recover any of it.....

Then twice after that i tried to post a quick cautionary tale as above, but both those never showed up on the forum?

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby pennymachines » Tue May 29, 2018 4:11 pm

I'm very sorry to hear that - I feel your pain.
Bryans Fan mentioned recently that he was being logged out between sessions. I'll have to investigate.

As for your above posts not going live, I think it's because I currently have the Announcements restricted to Admin with other posters needing approval to go live. Anyway, I've now 'released' your posts and moved them to the Feedback category.

Currently I use Firefox addon Form History Control (II) to avoid such catastrophes.

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby bryans fan » Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 pm

pennymachines wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:11 pm

Bryans Fan mentioned recently that he was being logged out between sessions. I'll have to investigate.
All works fine on my android phone, but not on Windows 10 using Chrome . !PUZZLED! :!?!:

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby badpenny » Tue May 29, 2018 8:40 pm

Sadly now that Lazarus has stopped being useful as a form recovery app this is a problem and not just on this forum.

Being a sad git I I also contribute to canalwod.net and PVCheaven.com, if I anticipate contributing more than a couple of lines I do a draft in Word (actually I use Open Office as I object strongly to paying hundreds for a Microsoft Office licence when Open Office is free and almost compatible)

Then I paste and copy onto the forum, then if it all goes breasts vertical then all I have to do is paste again and add the photos.

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby gameswat » Tue May 29, 2018 11:13 pm

Sadly I'm more of a stream of consciousness type of poster BP. It started out as just a quick 5 min job about something of interest I found on a workbench while cleaning up......but after way too much thought as I wrote it just grew. And I have lots of exciting projects on the go right now so really didn't plan on wasting that much time.......Was a hell of a post though, surely a dead certainty for the all-time top 10 list. :burp: :shock:

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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby arrgee » Wed May 30, 2018 9:20 am

Sympathize with you GM, I had a similar experience a while ago but before I took any action I selected the whole text and copied it to the clipboard, when I returned I pasted it into the empty box.

Having lost some important files many years ago, I go overboard with back-ups and cautious procedures through the world of electronic wizardry.
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Re: Post lost after submission

Postby ddstoys » Wed May 30, 2018 10:08 am

Had similar happen - it's never on a short post though. You just lose all motivation to type it out again.


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