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A very upsetting result
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 25, 2019 8:59 AM

You are on the spot ! ! 

 I just finished doing an article on saws .It was about seven paragraphs long . When done I hit Post . Guess What ! Got the error sigil and the whole post was just wiped out ! I really don't like re-writing stuff in depth . What's up !!!!! T.B.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:14 AM

This isn't too uncommon, unfortunately.

You can try backing through your typing. You might get lucky and find a partial draft.

Better practice is to type in Word, and then cut and post into this window.

If you don't have Word but have an email account, type there, cut and paste, and delete (or save) the email. The advantage there is that most mail systems periodically auto save as you go.

 

Bill

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Posted by Edwin on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:17 AM

Is there a word limit to posts here?

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:19 AM

No. At least within any practical limits.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:06 AM

TB, over the years I've found that to be a common problem across most forums like this one. I don't know why it tends to happen on the longer posts.

IMO, Bill's suggestions are the most practical solutions.

In the meantime, I empathize with your frustration. Been there many times. I usually never start over.

-Greg

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:01 PM

On the ARC Air forum, or the Brittmodeller forum (I forgot which one) you can start a post, logout out, and return to your unfinished post the next time that you log on. I wish that the FSM forum had that feature. Plus, I have never had an issue with either forum trashing my post. 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:14 PM

JohnnyK
On the ARC Air forum, or the Brittmodeller forum (I forgot which one) you can start a post, logout out, and return to your unfinished post the next time that you log on.

Wow, that would be a nice feature.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:03 PM

Tanker - Builder

You are on the spot ! ! 

 I just finished doing an article on saws .It was about seven paragraphs long . When done I hit Post . Guess What ! Got the error sigil and the whole post was just wiped out ! I really don't like re-writing stuff in depth . What's up !!!!! T.B.

 

This has happened to me too. Yeah, it really p i s s e s  a person off. It has happened several times where I had to reconstruct a large update from scratch because it failed at submit. I suspect they have some stupid time out feature that kills ya if you take too long. To add insult to injury.. if I type the entire post in Word and then paste it into the post, hit submit, the final post loses all the indents and such. It creates one massive paragraph. Then I have to fix that through the edit feature. 

The only solution that works for me is to type the post in the FSM interface and periodically copy the work into Word. Before I hit submit I make sure I have all the paragraphs copied into Word. If needs be I can copy it from Word and it seems to keep the correct formatting. What a pain.

How I would love to save the work whilst you are writing it in the FSM interface. Being able to go back to the post over days would be incredible. And THAT... is exactly how it should be. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:12 PM

PS: It has also happened to me where I am in the middle of post and something funky happens with FSM site. This causes the connection to be lost and that wipes out everything I was working on. That has happened at least three times. Hence, why I now back things up as I go by pasting the work into Word.

It shouldn't be this difficult.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:09 PM

What’s up is this site. It has issues. Period. And the powers that be here, ignore our repeated efforts to have the tech issues corrected. We get a reply occasionally, but no fixes.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:35 PM

Greg

 

 
JohnnyK
On the ARC Air forum, or the Brittmodeller forum (I forgot which one) you can start a post, logout out, and return to your unfinished post the next time that you log on.

 

Wow, that would be a nice feature.

 

They used to have it here. It had a life ring icon. Eliminated during one of the forum “upgrades”.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:50 AM

stikpusher
They used to have it here. It had a life ring icon. Eliminated during one of the forum “upgrades”.

Saddens me to hear that.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:08 AM

Greg

 

 
stikpusher
They used to have it here. It had a life ring icon. Eliminated during one of the forum “upgrades”.

 

Saddens me to hear that.

 

 

Just like the spell check that used to be here... useful and helpful tools that were eliminated. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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