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old mart20/06/2019 20:31:51
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I have just wasted 3/4 of an hour creating a new thread and started adding photos when the whole lot disappeared. Any ideas where it went?

Pete Rimmer20/06/2019 20:37:19
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JasonB20/06/2019 20:39:29
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Quite possibly timed out if you were posting for that long. try doing it over a few posts rather than one.

old mart20/06/2019 20:43:41
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It turned up its toes as soon as I tried to add the second photo.

Rik Shaw20/06/2019 20:47:03
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Mart - It happened to me once. These days I make sure the pics are in the album before creating saved text in Word after which I paste into the dialogue box. Just a matter then of adding the photo/s. Maybe not completely foolproof but it works for me. ( Pete - can you let him have a postcode ?)


SillyOldDuffer20/06/2019 20:58:16
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When a post is typed into the editor window, everything stays local to your machine until the 'Add Posting' button is clicked. If the server times-out, or the network misbehaves, or your PC or Browser misfire, then - as far as I can tell - the content is wiped.

I prepare long posts with a word processor first and only paste text into the forum editor screen when it's ready to go. Much less risk of a time-out because pasting is quick and there's still a master copy if the link breaks. Also helps manage long posts: a size limit makes it necessary to split large contributions across two or more posts. Easier and safer to work from a master.


old mart20/06/2019 21:15:39
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I have just created two new threads with pictures, and in both, the text has been lost in amongst the pics. I tried to avoid the timeout problem.

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