Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

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Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby Philsuma » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:17 pm

Just in case.....to protect your huge 2,000 word post:

Before hitting "Submit":

1. Always always always, left click on your entire post
2. Make sure ALL words are highlighted in blue
3. Then right click and select "COPY"

That way, your whole post is copied and you can retrieve it if the post has a hiccup or something.

WHEN you are posting to a thread....a particularly active thread, like the current feedback scuffle and there are several of us posting at the same time, you will get a blue text message at the top of your page after you hit submit saying "At least one new post has been made to this topic. You may wish to review your post in light of this."

If you see that tiny blue text on the top of the page.....you MUST scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click "SUBMIT" again.....to have your post entered on to the thread. Some people have been overlooking the need to click submit a second time and then travel off of their post page and then BAM....their 1000 word post is gone !

to recap:

#1 - Always "COPY" your long posts

#2 - Be prepared to have to hit "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the page a second time in the event that someone has just recently posted (within seconds) to the exact thread while you are in the process of replying.

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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby edwardsatc » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:08 pm

I always type long posts in Word first. Then copy and paste. Much less chance of losing it that way.

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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby eos » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:13 pm

I use notepad whenever I "long post" ... but if it's gonna be more than a paragraph I do that copy and paste thing... thanks for making it public. I never thought of sharing that before. Kudos
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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby Philsuma » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:53 pm

I guess you didn't read this thread huh Michael ?

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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby D3monic » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:55 pm

It was my laptops fault...my stupid scroll pad if you touch the corner of it while scrollign with the mouse it makes you jump several pages back...I need to turn the pad off. Its like the 50th time it has done it to me. usually if I have spotty internet on my laptop I will save a big post just in case.
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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby Stu&Shaz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks for this Phil,i am particularly inept with this interweb thing,and also have a tendancy to waffle on a bit,great info much appreciated,i never quite get it the same second time through :oops: probably 'cause i'm swearing so much
Cheers mate
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Re: Be Careful before you hit "submit" on your fresh post !!

Postby Philsuma » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Sometimes the website hiccups and gets stuck, so I'm reminding everyone again, what you all should be already doing anyhow. On all long posts..be sure to

left click, highlight on all your work

click 'copy'

jus' in case...


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