Writing long posts


#1

So you’ve been writing long posts and when you click submit you get a “cant find page error” or some other error.

We’ll so am I :slight_smile: and I own the site LOL!

I’ll be looking into this.

For now I can only advist that every 5 minutes or so you might click the preview button. I believe there is some timing error in the software which is timing out and not allowing the post to go through.

I hope this is helpful.

Sincerely,

Auggy


#2

As a web developer I always advise people to compose their long posts off-line (a simple text editor is adequate) and then copy and paste them into any forum editing form.


#3

Ditto! Can’t seem to get my Mom to cotton to that idea…

That being said, I admit to often composing… um… relatively lengthy (by normal standards) posts in the box here. :mrgreen: Mainly because it’s annoying to have to reformat it when I drop the message back into the window from my text editor.

I’ve never had a time-out problem before; but in the past week or two I have been having mere connection problems where attempts to access the forum go to a Netopia screen instead. (Internet access works fine on other sites at the same time.) This has led to the loss of at least one, maybe two compositions: my ‘save’ doesn’t access the forum.

Fortunately, I’ve started copy-all-ing my composition to the clipboard before saving. :sunglasses: Then if the save fails, I can still post from the clipboard into a text file somewhere. (So long as I don’t reflexively empty the clipboard doing something else meanwhile…!)


#4

Jason

If you look at the text version of a formatted post here you will see that the mark-up can all be done in text anyway (such as the

etc…)


#5

I often type that manually anyway, too. :wink: