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POSTING PROBLEMS

Post by MissWhiskers » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:03 pm

Hi,

There have been several occasions when a big long message I typed just vanishes. Is it possible that it can be found on your server? Forgive me as I do not know much about computers, but I know Aol can get back email messages that have been lost, similarly, and they are the ones that suggested that you might be able to retrieve a message "lost".
This last time I am referring to a very long private message I had composed, then submitted, and then I received a message that I was not logged in!? However, in the past when I would be posting as a result of having received a topic notification in my regular email - and clicking on that link - I did NOT have to log in!!?? Am I wrong about that?
It is incredibly frustrating to lose a long message I worked so hard on!!

Karen

this one was to Shawna/re: Sissy

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Post by CarolC » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:17 pm

I am sorry when this happens. It has happened to me a number of times too, more in the past. There is no way to retrieve it from the server. Sometimes if you are really lucky, you can hit Back/Refresh and find what you were working on, but more often it's just gone. When I used to have such a problem with it (I had dial-up), I finally learned to take a copy of the message and paste it into Word before hitting Submit, but I only learned that after many many many lost messages. Even if you copy it into Word several times while you are working, whenever you think about it, you are assured of not losing everything. You may lose your most recent changes but you don't have to rewrite the whole thing, which seldom turns out as good as the original (or so it seems to me). Yes, it is the ones you work the hardest on and spend the most time on that are most often lost. The ones where you most want to help the person who most needs your help. It has something to do with sessions. The message board itself is set to allow a long session, I think it's 6 hours, going by memory. However, the individual user's Internet service may cause a session to be ended sooner and you don't realize it till you try to Submit something and see you are no longer logged in. I'm sorry, you probably have the sympathy of a lot of people here, I think many have experienced this time-wasting frustration of lost messages that actually interferes with the welfare of pets. I don't think there is anything the message board itself can do about it, you're safest to do a backup before submitting just in case.

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Post by critters » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:09 am

I've usually found mine to disappear when I accidentally hit "preview" instead of "submit." If this is the case, it's just gone. :(

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Post by Christine » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:22 am

My suggestion would be to type in Word, first, then copy and paste it here. Unfortunately, you might not think about that until this has happened a few times.

And, by the way, thanks for spending so much time helping this week!
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Post by MissWhiskers » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:12 pm

Thank you all. Hopefully I AM to the point where I WILL remember to try saving it in WORD first!

Thanks,

Karen

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Post by critters » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:30 pm

I just joined you in the Eaten Post club; in my case, I think the original poster posted at the same time, and the system didn't do the double-check bit (saying that there was another post and asking if my post should be added).

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Post by MissWhiskers » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:44 pm

Oh, it's the "Eaten Post" Club! That makes me feel a little more special! LOL
By the way, I do have dial up if you think that is a contributing factor?
Anyway, I am kind of remembering to copy & paste from Word...
Thanks,

Karen

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Post by Bendy Kitty » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:10 pm

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Post by Christine » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:15 pm

silly wabbit!!!!
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