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Topic # 66025 11-Aug-2010 12:54
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I keep getting this message occasionally.  Then my original post gets eaten.

There was a thread in May where it looked like this had been fixed.

Can anyone give any tips on ways I might be able to recover my "words of wisdom" when this happens?

I'm using IE6 and before anyone says it, upgrading or changing to another browser is not an option as it is a corporate PC.

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  Reply # 366208 11-Aug-2010 13:03
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Just make sure that when you use the quote button that you ensure the start and finish quote text parts are complete.

eg make sure you have the words (quote) (/quote) correctly written/maintained, (only with square brackets instead of the round ones I've used there).



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  Reply # 366212 11-Aug-2010 13:10
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Jaxson: Just make sure that when you use the quote button that you ensure the start and finish quote text parts are complete.

eg make sure you have the words (quote) (/quote) correctly written/maintained, (only with square brackets instead of the round ones I've used there).


I suspected it was a problem with missing quote tags but my complaint is the behaviour is less than friendly.

When this happens it is a 50/50 chance as to whether I bother typing the post again.  Some would argue that this is probably a desirable feature for that reason - lol.

 

 

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  Reply # 366228 11-Aug-2010 13:55
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Oh totally!

It doesn't come back up with the problem highlighted, it just spits you out cold.
There's a time out function in play that does a similar thing too.

I now try and copy anything I've written now before hitting the submit button for that very reason.

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  Reply # 366246 11-Aug-2010 14:29
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Have you tied the back button? This seems to always work for me if the post gets "lost". Hit back, if the is an error fix it then post it again.







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  Reply # 366248 11-Aug-2010 14:33
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Make sure that for each (quote) there is a matching (/quote) - note the slash. 

I can't use the real square brackets because then they are interpreted as real quotes.  

Otherwise the program handling your post won't know where the quotes end and your own stuff begins...and it throws its hands up in horror and retreats to the bottom of the garden to eat worms.





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  Reply # 366288 11-Aug-2010 15:47
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I find that going back and losing what I had typed happens randomly.

IMO its pretty bad UE that it doesnt take you to another editor with your stuff already in it. Clearly that is half done since there is an edit feature once stuff is posted.




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  Reply # 366296 11-Aug-2010 16:03
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I employ the copy before submit technique also, or sometimes type it in Word first . . .

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  Reply # 366304 11-Aug-2010 16:08
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yes, it would be nice it it just urlencoded everything we previously typed and threw it into a textbox as part of the error so we could copy it off the error page before hitting the dreaded back button




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  Reply # 366328 11-Aug-2010 16:37
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Regs: yes, it would be nice it it just urlencoded everything we previously typed and threw it into a textbox as part of the error so we could copy it off the error page before hitting the dreaded back button


Not going to work for all posts as there is a limit on the length of querystrings.

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  Reply # 366367 11-Aug-2010 18:20
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Should just be able to prefill a textarea with it so a copy and paste is possible tho.




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  Reply # 366369 11-Aug-2010 18:22
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i meant htmlencoded, not urlencoded :P




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  Reply # 366757 12-Aug-2010 12:57
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This is where I put my "I'm just stating requirements" hat on. :) I don't know what the solution is or how to code it.

Other forums manage to do this, if they don't like what you submit they either spit the dummy and leave you on the same page or take you to another page for the dummy spit. Either way you end up with your original text to fix up.

It would be nice if this was fixed one day. I guess if I have an important post then I'll grab a copy first, if I'm just mouthing off (which is probably most of the time) then I'll just let it go.....

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  Reply # 1253040 7-Mar-2015 21:46
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Linuxluver: Make sure that for each (quote) there is a matching (/quote) - note the slash. 

I can't use the real square brackets because then they are interpreted as real quotes.  

Otherwise the program handling your post won't know where the quotes end and your own stuff begins...and it throws its hands up in horror and retreats to the bottom of the garden to eat worms.


I'm finding their are times where the message disappears into the ether and doesn't come back

I recently had an instance where it wouldn't go through - checked the quotes, removed the quotes etc and still no luck. Copied message into notepad++,  checked for funny chars etc, made sure it was ascii only, no luck.
Ended up killing the message and writing it again ( which worked with the same pasted in message from notepad++ that failed previously).

Two things that I have found:
1 - If a message fails to go through - copy it and make a new message as it ratrely seems to work after the first failure. Is there caching software on the server that may be catching the repost wrongly?
2 - If you have more than one geekzone tab / window open and one of them is not logged in (e.g you open five windows from emailed replies, log into one and reply leaving other windows not logged in), it is more likely to fail.

If that's any help trouble shooting this issue - you're welcome.

Ironically it happened to this post.




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  Reply # 1253049 7-Mar-2015 22:03
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your keyboard/pad is broken

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  Reply # 1253050 7-Mar-2015 22:05
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Yah I have been complaining about this problem for a long time, and the one where if you paste a url and then hit enter SOMETIMES the next line is underlined and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. Very annoying. Happened tonight. In the end I just gave up and figured what I had to contribute wasn't worth the effort!

It would be nice to get rid of these couple of bugs. They are pretty reproducible. If it's inherent to the editor used, is it an option if it can't be fixed, to use another?

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