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Thread: An hours work lost

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    Angry An hours work lost

    I just spend more than an hour writing a reply to a message, entering references, researching links and inserting url's only to lose THE ENTIRE THING when the board logged me off.

    I've had this happen several times in the past, sometimes I can carefully log back on and not lose my page, but it has happened twice with the new software and it is #*()@)) to say the least.

    Is there any setting we can use that will keep us logged on longer than the 5 or 10 minutes it appears we have now? I hate posting messages with spelling mistakes, errors in sentence structure. I come from a generation where people spent as much time checking your diction as they did in the content of your post. Therefore I need a bit more time!

    Thanks ...........
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    I can appreciate your frustration. Now, whenever I'm writing up something on any web site, I've gotten into the habit of regularly selecting it all with the mouse and then hitting Ctrl-C on the keyboard to send it all to the computer's clipboard. Or you could also use Edit/Copy from the top menus. That way, if you run into a problem, you can get it all back with Ctrl-V or Edit/Paste.

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    When you log in, do you use the "remember me" option? If you don't, then after 15 minutes of inactivity (the forum software can't see you're typing a post) the forum would log you out.

    I always use "remember me" and it keeps me logged in for weeks.

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    I'll try that. What I started doing was bringing up another copy on the other monitor and just hit something in that copy every five or ten minutes.

    Thanks .....
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    My solution is to just post the post when I'm half done, and edit it to death for the next few minutes ...

    ... yeah, some people might not like that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfitz;320950[I
    ]My solution is to just post the post when I'm half done, and edit it to death for the next few minutes ...

    ... yeah, some people might not like that ..[/I].
    I just figured there must be a setting for board management to set time out defaults. It's not like we're logged into Brinks and security is all that paramount !

    Anyway, I received several good work-arounds. Thanks ....
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    I usually compose my text in WORD. Copy it and then CTRL V into the reply box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross;320952[I
    ]I usually compose my text in WORD. Copy it and then CTRL V into the reply box.[/I]
    That works. Makes for more legible participation ! I participate in several forums on newspapers, and the level of writing skills is atrocious. Makes you wish the use of a spelling/grammer checker was manditory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usbhubman View Post
    Makes you wish the use of a spelling/grammer checker was manditory.
    You might mean "spelling chequer".

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    What dictionary are you using ??

    Quote Originally Posted by nfitz View Post
    You might mean "spelling chequer".
    I might not mean that at all. It's a non sensical sentence. Cheque is the British spelling for a paper transaction such as a 'personal cheque". The only use for chequer I can find is someone who checks off squares in a game etc. Americans use check as in spell check, or bank check etc, but I can't find a dictionary (on line at any rate) that uses the verb checker other than in games, and I can't find an example of chequer used as a verb.

    I still use the spelling for money, and I use the British spelling for things like neighbour, labour, colour, honour etc but I can honestly say in the 30 years I've been involved in computing I have never see a spell chequer!.
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