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Request for the hosts: please incorporate a saving feature

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babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)
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Aug 4, 2011 12:27 PM

This has happened several times now (the last time was about 5 minutes ago):

 

I type a very detailed (2 - 3 paragraphs) response to a question. I hit post and actually even see if for a split second, only to be followed by the login screen. I dutifully sign in, but find that my reply was not posted. So I have to retype it all again - very time consuming.

 

A "save now" or similar feature would really help tremendously - at least I could hit that one or more times so I wouldn't have to start over from the beginning because I don't always remember to go to the file menu to copy.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), i3 12 GB RAM | 10.7 Lion
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Yes, please, automatic save needed (as in the old Discussions) not only for when arbitrarily logged out, but when, for some unaccountable reason, one hits one or two mystery keys in the course of writing -- have never discovered exactly which ones are responsible -- and the entire post, links and all, except for several letters, disappears. Not to be recovered with Edit>Undo

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    At the VMware forums, which uses the same version of Jive, the workaround is to NOT use the built-in editor.  Instead, use another program like TextEdit to compose, then copy & paste into the forums.  It primarily came up when the login times were shortend with the new version of Jive.  Due to complaints, VMware changed the default timeout to something like several hours.  But because of the scheduled reboots of the Akamai servers, which were needed to fix other issues that the longer timeouts exasperated, you'd still get kicked out if you were composing when the reboot happened.    One of those "be careful what you wish for" type things. 

     

    Another common thing that happens to me is when I accidentally swipe or hit the key combo to go back a page, thus losing the unsaved post.  So these reasons are why I use an external editor for all except the shorter replies.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    >Another common thing that happens to me is when I accidentally swipe or hit the key combo to go back a page, thus losing the unsaved post.

     

    What is that, please? Is that a specific broswer or OS X key combo? Maybe that's my mystery key combination.

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    Also cmd-[.  (Command & left square bracket.)  cmd-] is forward.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Nope. Thanks for trying, but I'm not anywhere near those when it happens. And neither of those wipes out the page. The mystery endures.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)

    There is an autosave feature in the forum software.  It may sometime work. 

     

    If your partial post has been autosaved, it will show up in the advanced editor.  Try switching to the advanced editor & see what you find.

     

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    I'd edit in a text editor, but I like to include pictures which would be hard work in a text editor.

     

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    I use a copy tracking program …  clipper 1.1.  It a running list of all items that have appeared on my clipboard.  This way I can go back & get an old clipboard item.  So, it's just command + a then command + c for me to make a backup copy.  It's one of the best programs that I have installed!

     

    Robert

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Clipper works with 10.6? I see a release date of 12/05. And doesn't seem to download, "Internal server error." I have a feeling it's toast.

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    ...I'd edit in a text editor, but I like to include pictures which would be hard work in a text editor...

    I just compose the text in the external editor.  After I paste it in to the forums, then I add the pics.  Obvious not the best, but I just got tired of fighting with the forum editor, particularly since I deal with this same Jive software issue on two different forums and longer, since the other forum upgraded their version of Jive before ASC.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Lion, eh? What do you think of it?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like, except for the new Mail, you'd like to turn off or ignore everything that isn't SL. What about the full screen business? I would find that very annoying.

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