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Re: Strange happenings

Postby CT_Shooter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:49 am

Another quirk about posting replies:

If you write a reply to a post while (unknown to you) another member is also replying to it, and if you submit yours after his, your submission will not be added to the thread. After you hit "Submit", the first member's submission will appear on your refreshed screen along with your now yet to be submitted post. It seems like it has just been added, but it hasn't; it actually requires a re-submission. If you fail to re-submit at that point and navigate away, your intended post is lost.

I know it sounds confusing, and it took me a while to realize what was happening. I thought some of my posts were just vanishing; instead, I discovered they were never actually added. :roll:
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby markiver54 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:58 am

CT_Shooter wrote:Another quirk about posting replies:

If you write a reply to a post while (unknown to you) another member is also replying to it, and if you submit yours after his, your submission will not be added to the thread. After you hit "Submit", the first member's submission will appear on your refreshed screen along with your now yet to be submitted post. It seems like it has just been added, but it hasn't; it actually requires a re-submission. If you fail to re-submit at that point and navigate away, your intended post is lost.

I know it sounds confusing, and it took me a while to realize what was happening. I thought some of my posts were just vanishing; instead, I discovered they were never actually added. :roll:


That helps explain a lot also..thanks CT.
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Sir Henry » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:10 am

I often get posts that don’t show up but it it because I hit preview and not send.
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Mags » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:50 pm

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I use "Back" all the time. No issues. I am also sometimes able to use "Forward" to get back to the reply box (submission content still intact) after discovering a post didn't post. I either forgot to click submit the first time or the submit did the jerk to the top of the webpage without submitting and I didn't notice.

ESquared wrote:I've not had duplicate posts, but just now I had a response that didn't post. Not the first time, but thought it might just be me doing something wrong. I've tried to be careful to NOT hit the "Back" button after posting, as I thought that was the issue, but now I'm not so sure...
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Mags » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:01 pm

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I've seen that happen. When it does there is a warning message that tells you your post wasn't posted yet because someone else beat you to it. Asks if you want to read the latest someone else's post. If you go back to read the other person's post your unposted content can be lost. So I don't and instead just click 'submit' again.

CT_Shooter wrote:Another quirk about posting replies:

If you write a reply to a post while (unknown to you) another member is also replying to it, and if you submit yours after his, your submission will not be added to the thread. After you hit "Submit", the first member's submission will appear on your refreshed screen along with your now yet to be submitted post. It seems like it has just been added, but it hasn't; it actually requires a re-submission. If you fail to re-submit at that point and navigate away, your intended post is lost.

I know it sounds confusing, and it took me a while to realize what was happening. I thought some of my posts were just vanishing; instead, I discovered they were never actually added. :roll:
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby PT7 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:05 pm

I write up most of my Forum comments in "Notepad." Then just copy into whatever Forum page/tool I'm using. Less chance of letting the Forum software scoot me around or "glitch" in some way and I'd lose my info. Then double check if my submission posted by opening a second window to the Forum, if something doesn't seem to process correctly. A little cumbersome, but I've lost a lot of typed thread info, which I couldn't recover.

Of course, it can always be "operator error," too. :oops:
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Mags » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:32 pm

Another strange thing. Sometimes the "Quick Reply" box doesn't appear at the bottom of the postings.
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Mags » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:43 pm

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I get a swarm of these error messages every so often. Latest swarm couple days ago Jan 25th about 1:30 PM Pacific.
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Re: Strange happenings

Postby daytime dave » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Don't send me email there. I hardly have time to look there.

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Re: Strange happenings

Postby Rifletom » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 pm

I've "lost" 2, maybe 3 posts here in the last two days. Don't know what happened, but, it ain't me. Frustrating, but, will work thru it.
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