My secret to not losing my post while updating.

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RF_Burns

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I learned this after losing more than enough posts on GMCNet. You spend some time writing your post and checking the info and proof reading. Then you hit the Post button and the page hangs, then its gone. Now you have lost your post and need to start all over again... or you just walk away and forget it.

This just happened to me this morning on this Forum as well, so it was a good thing I'm in the habit of doing this.

Before you Post your message, hit Crtl-A (to highlight your entire post) then right click and Copy it to the clipboard. Now if the page hangs, all your typing is saved in the clipboard. You can then start over and just Right Click and Paste and your posting is back to try again.

If I'm writing a post that will take some time, I will write it in a Text Editor like Notepad or Notepad++. That way I can save my work, close it, re-open and continue. When I am done, I just Copy and Paste my posting into the Forum's editor and hit Post.

GMCNet seems to timeout if you don't get your posting done fairly quickly, so this has saved my butt a few times. And it saved some grief here this morning so I thought I would pass it along.
 
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I learned this after losing more than enough posts on GMCNet. You spend some time writing your post and checking the info and proof reading. Then you hit the Post button and the page hangs, then its gone. Now you have lost your post and need to start all over again... or you just walk away and forget it.

This just happened to me this morning on this Forum as well, so it was a good thing I'm in the habit of doing this.

Before you Post your message, hit Crtl-A (to highlight your entire post) then right click and Copy it to the clipboard. Now if the page hangs, all your typing is saved in the clipboard. You can then start over and just Right Click and Paste and your posting is back to try again.

If I'm writing a post that will take some time, I will write it in a Text Editor like Notepad or Notepad++. That way I can save my work, close it, re-open and continue. When I am done, I just Copy and Paste my posting into the Forum's editor and hit Post.

GMCNet seems to timeout if you don't get your posting done fairly quickly, so this has saved my butt a few times. And it saved some grief here this morning so I thought I would pass it along.
FWIW, this forum usually keeps track of drafts automatically. I've come back the next day, or on a different device, and have had no problem picking up where I left off.
 
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FWIW, this forum usually keeps track of drafts automatically. I've come back the next day, or on a different device, and have had no problem picking up where I left off.
Christo,
I'm not sure what happened this morning, but I could not post a message. It would just hang there, then return to the editor with no error message. It did not lose the text, but I finally had to close the site, then log back in. It did have the first sentence saved, but the rest was gone. After pasting my message, I was successful in posting it.