As an newbee I find

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As an newbee I find

#1 Post by rabitt » Tue May 31, 2016 1:24 am

That when writing a post this site times out and logs me off. This has happened several time now, how do I avoid this.
I find other people write long posts, are they that much faster then me in expressing their thoughts while posting.

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#2 Post by Crater Eddie » Tue May 31, 2016 1:32 am

Oh yes, this drives me nuts. It is best to write a long post in your favorite word processor, then copy and past it over to the forum when finished. I still forget sometimes and it bites me every time.
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#3 Post by Johann » Tue May 31, 2016 6:18 am

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#4 Post by Crater Eddie » Tue May 31, 2016 12:53 pm

Good advice (above). But, even with this checked, the forum will still often wipe out a long post if you take too long to compose it.
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#5 Post by apochronaut » Tue May 31, 2016 1:19 pm

I open a new window, log in then close the new window and submit the page. Sometimes it asks for it to be re-submitted but it always gets sent.

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#6 Post by mrsonchus » Tue May 31, 2016 1:49 pm

I simply 'duplicate the tab' as I get into large amounts of work to lose - you've basically then got a copy of all the hard-thought and entered text to save doing it all over again....
Essentially the duplicated tab is my backup to save me running away screaming when the post disappears - although I habitually post long verbose posts and very rarely have this happen.

Try 'duplicating the tab' as you go, you can even have a series of duplications, the latest always appears next along the tab-bar to the on I'm working in - very handy indeed.
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#7 Post by KurtM » Tue May 31, 2016 2:36 pm

Ummm ... how does one "duplicate the tab" again?
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#8 Post by mrsonchus » Tue May 31, 2016 3:38 pm

KurtM wrote:Ummm ... how does one "duplicate the tab" again?
Hi Kurt, sorry old chap, using Chrome or IE browsers - 'right-click' on the tab's top where it's name is and a menu will appear that has an option to 'duplicate tab'....

It works as a quick and easy safeguard I find. :)
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#9 Post by rabitt » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:16 am

Thanks for the reply, I thought I was the only one having the problem.
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