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futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
Ok so the post delay between posts is a good thing. prevents spam. But sometimes you get that little "wait a second pal" screen and you lose what you typed. Now let's say you wrote some long insightsful dirge on western civilisation in responce to a troll's flaming... but a second ago you posted something else. Now the dirge is gone, and because some catchy anime ost is blasting in the background, you forgot what you wrote.

so... can the "wait a second pal" screen have like an option to post what you wrote when the time is up? Or instead of a screen could there be a popup or summat?

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2004
    :idea:

















    backbutton.png :!:

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  • ExoVarkExoVark Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    Clicking "Back" rarely works for me, for some reason.

    The forums are still unable to beat my unbeatable highlight-copy combo, however.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    but like I said, sometimes the magic back button isn't so magical. Like I didn't sacrifice enough human lives or something. Yes the temporal function of back works to return me to where I began, but then it worked too well and it returned me to the point before I wrote what I wrote

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  • bone daddybone daddy Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    I've never had my post restored by hitting back.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    I used to have problems with back not working in IE, it's never been a problem in Firebird

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  • FerryFerry Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    The only time it doesnt restore my post when I hit back is when it reloads the page. That onyl happens when I have cleared my temporary internet files in a while.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited March 2004
    Just hit Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to copy your post to clipboard if you are worried about losing it. I do this by habit now. Clicking back has never worked in my experience.

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  • BesigedBBesigedB Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    keep hitting reload.

    it resubmits your post until the forums accept it

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited March 2004
    BesigedB wrote:
    keep hitting reload.

    it resubmits your post until the forums accept it

    It can also sometimes result in double posts. I once triple posted, so far I haven't seen a quadruple post.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    I've never seen the back button not work, and I use IE.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2004
    Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V (if necessary)

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  • SabreSabre Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    I've never seen the back button not work, and I use IE.

    Same here, and I've used Firebird, Opera, and Avant as well. The back button works in those, too.

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  • SabreSabre Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    EDIT: Double post

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  • SabreSabre Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    EDIT: Triple post? Shit.

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  • bone daddybone daddy Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    Was that a demonstration or the forum hiccuping?

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  • SabreSabre Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    bone daddy wrote:
    Was that a demonstration or the forum hiccuping?

    It was the forum. Ironic, but not done on purpose.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    the back button works for me, but the thing COULD have a little button that lets you try after your time is up.

    or you know, you could just get rid of the timer on cross foruming posters like myself :wink:

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  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    I just refresh and it posts.

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    Bergy wrote:
    I just refresh and it posts.
    psych71 wrote:
    BesigedB wrote:
    keep hitting reload.

    it resubmits your post until the forums accept it

    It can also sometimes result in double posts. I once triple posted, so far I haven't seen a quadruple post.

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  • Stupid Mr Whoopsie NameStupid Mr Whoopsie Name Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    psych71 wrote:
    Just hit Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to copy your post to clipboard if you are worried about losing it. I do this by habit now. Clicking back has never worked in my experience.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited March 2004
    So, the consensus seems to be that I'm right? :wink:

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    psych71 wrote:
    So, the consensus seems to be that I'm right? :wink:

    In a sense.

    You just posted what we were going to before we were able to.

    :P

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    the whole contol c... thing. I was just making this as a suggestiong to makes things here easier. I mean yes that can be done, and the whole here to help thing didn't need to be added, everyone could go looking for what mod's online too. it's just a suggestion to make things better

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  • AlhazadAlhazad Registered User new member
    edited March 2004
    futility wrote:
    long insightsful dirge on western civilisation in responce to a troll's flaming... [but you just posted]a second ago

    does not compute

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    you posted a quick responce while writing your dirge in another window

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  • ToastToast Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    I do it all the time. And back does screw up sometimes. Still, could be worse. MG boards log you out after a period of activity, which really screws you over

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