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Offline LuellaTopic starter

Disappearing Posts
« on: September 15, 2010, 07:59:55 AM »
Hi, I've noticed that there are no 'Drafts' or 'auto-saved to drafts' feature in this forums. I have lost two posts and found it troublesome to type everything out again.

Not that I minded if my posts were a sentence long or a few paragraphs. I lost posts that are filled with more than 8 paragraphs worth of story material twice!

I'm new here too, so I'm not sure if this feature is exclusive to approved members only!

Please advise and thank you!

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Re: Disappearing Posts
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 08:02:52 AM »
No, we don't have a auto-save or anything like that. If you're using Firefox, you can get the addon called Lazarus. It's a form recovery. I know a few members use it and it works rather well.

Never lose anything you type into a web form again! Lazarus securely auto-saves all forms as you type, so after a crash, server timeout, or whatever, you can go back to the form, right click, "recover form", and breathe a sigh of relief.

Offline LuellaTopic starter

Re: Disappearing Posts
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:11:54 AM »
Hi Michi,

Thank you, I will try that!  :-)

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Re: Disappearing Posts
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 01:03:05 PM »
I use Lazarus a lot, not just to recover lost posts but to pull up things I've typed that I need to refer back to.  It's been a real convenience and a life saver to me and, on another forum, a writing partner whose post was lost when a server crashed.  Because I had copied his post into the "go advanced" reply screen I had his as well as the one of mine that was lost. 

If you use computers that aren't your own personal computer you could try typing your posts as a draft in your email account.  They usually have autosave and you'll have a record of the post or a stored copy if you need it.  I do a lot of that.  It's a little more convenient for me than something like Google docs or having to save a word doc on a foreign computer, attach it to an email and then remember to delete the doc from the file and the trash.

Offline Haibane

Re: Disappearing Posts
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 07:20:39 PM »
I'd like to nominate the above post as Most Helpful Post Of The Month!  :-*