Losing Draft Posts

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by thaiturkey, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An irritating problem has been bothering me for some time and I can't work out what's causing it.

    Quite often, as I type a post, the page changes without warning and, as often as not, I lose what I have typed. Perhaps I'm depressing more than one key at a time and accidentally hitting a magic combination that back-pages.

    I don't have the same problem on any other community forum so perhaps it something peculiar to the BYC software.

    I use a Mac.

    Advice would be welcome, please.
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One thing you need to watch for. Make sure the page is fully loaded before you start typing a reply. BYC is a fairly bulky site when compared to some other small forums out there and at times with a slower connection if you start typing too early the reply section will reset. I have had it happen to me on this forum and a number of other large forums I frequent.
     
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  3. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many thanks for your prompt reply.

    That's probably what is happening. The internet here can be slow when we are linked to overseas servers so it's easy to jump the gun.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    TT, I'm on a Mac too and we also sometimes have slow internet. I've figured out that the last thing that appears on the screen is the header here with the smilies and the fonts etc. So wait until you see that then you'll know you got the works and you can start typing. You can also check right at the bottom of the screen it will say "completed xyz of xxyyzz items" while it's busy loading. What I found sometimes encourages the page to load quicker is when I wiggle the cursor or move it in circles over the screen. I don't know why, but it works!
     
  5. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tip!
     

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