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posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:27 pm
by mannikin
Somebody needs to seriously fix the posting problem on this forum.

You write a long ass reply, then you press submit and it goes to the login page, you sign in and what you wrote has all gone, so then you go back and it's still all gone...fucking fix this..it's 2017 now, not 1991..

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:58 pm
by Carleas
Yes.

I don't know why this happens, or why it seems to selectively affect some users and not others. I get a "Session expired, submit again" message and the text is preserved; that should be the case for everyone.

Do you check the "keep me logged in" box when you log in? That may be a band-aid fix in the short term.

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:19 pm
by The Golden Turd
If I log back in, then hit backwards a few times, nine times out of ten it will be there.

I used to try to copy paste it, but the attempt to do it on my phone would delete parts or entire messages.

Honestly Carleas, I know some webservices do full forum ports, guy comes in and moves everything over. I try not to be judgmental and insist on what people do with money, somr people are kinda tight given the economy, but you claim to live in Foggy Bottom in DC. People's pets in Foggy Bottom are generally worth more than the lives of people elsewhere. Maybe your living in a basement with 40 mexicans eating rice,jyst trying to break even. Maybe you should just contact a specialist for a full port of the site over to website who's coding isnt written in Phonecian?

I'm only writing this presuming your filthy dirty rich and ride around on chariots of gold over the ragged bodies of the homeless proletariat, if I'm wrong and your worst off than me, I completely apologize.... but if your the hispanic version of that monacled Moneybags character from Monopoly, and after your done helping all your liberal friends in area pack up and move.... sounds like a fucking fantastic activity to embark on in the latter part of winter.

They come,copy everything, give better software, etc. You can ask them anything.

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:11 pm
by Carleas
Sure, Turd, I'll just sell my Tuesday chariot to pay for tech support and then use my Monday chariot two days in a row. Don't be ridiculous. It takes 48 hours minimum to get the remnants of the homeless proletariat off the wheels.

Seriously, though, you're not wrong. The bottleneck is time (which seems more abundant than it is because my work computer is locked out of a lot of sites, as well as the programs I need to do work on the server, but not out of posting ILP).

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:42 pm
by Mr Reasonable
When you type a really long post, just copy is before you hit submit in case this happens. When it happens, try hitting the back button. The post should still be there. If it's not, you've got it copied so you're good.

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:18 pm
by Carleas
I lost a post this weekend when my internet went out between opening the reply page and hitting submit. The back button will usually get your post back, but refreshing the page will lose it.

Ideally, some the input should be stored locally in all cases, It's not always the site's problem, and it's not always avoidable, but I do believe some sites do a better job at this than others. For example, the session problem, which Mannikin is complaining about, is just bad design; it can be solved by extending the session length, or by sending requests so long as a user is interacting with a page. This forum software should do something like this, but to my knowledge it doesn't (but there is a newer version of phpBB which may have that feature).

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:23 pm
by mannikin
fix it

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 pm
by Carleas
Mannikin, I note that you don't have a title. Might I suggest, "The Helpfulest"? It really suits you.

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:25 pm
by mannikin
Nope..

Please change it to "King Of The Damned"

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:01 pm
by The Golden Turd
I need to make a note, the Marquis of Bastardville does not recognize the superiority of your claimed rank.

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:06 pm
by Alf
Where are my posts?

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:15 pm
by Kathrina
And where are my posts?

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 pm
by Kathrina
I can merely find some of my posts, thus: not all. That's a posting problem, isn't it?

Re: posting problem

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 pm
by Carleas
A lot of your posts were denied for being obvious attempts to circumvent the posting minimum (for example, a string of posts that merely quoted someone else and responded with a smiley).

Given that, and that you are IP matched to another user, the intent seemed nefarious. You're now past the cap, so we'll see how that prediction pans out.