My post just disappeared

FastTrax

Senior Member
Location
We have no idea
I just did a whole post abut the New USAF Spectrum Warfare Wing at Eglin AFB being led by General Mark D. Kelly and poof, it's gone. I'll try again later.
 

FastTrax

Senior Member
Location
We have no idea
Last edited:

Nathan

Member
For lengthy and/or complex posts I've found it to be "insurance" against lost posts to compose the post in a word processing app on the computer, then copy it in to a forum's post editing window. Some word processing apps have features to add html tags for images, web links, font types and sizes, etc. Or, you can manually type in tags if you're familiar with basic html. Example:
Code:
[img] your image[/img]
or
Code:
 [quote] your quote [/quote]

or for a link
Code:
 [URL="https://www.your link[/URL]
.

Some forums use "<... >" instead of the "[...]" so be aware of that.
 

FastTrax

Senior Member
Location
We have no idea
Thanks Nathan, usually I follow that format but as of late I find myself bouncing back and forth between a number of forums while listening to 225 to 380 MHz UHF milcom frequencies on SDR's and recording USAF Stratcom EAM's on 11175 khz and 8992 khz. Sometimes if I have time I'll review my post before hitting the post thread icon and every once in a while I'll get kicked off the site because I didn't have cookies enabled. The stress.
 

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
I just did a whole post abut the New USAF Spectrum Warfare Wing at Eglin AFB being led by General Mark D. Kelly and poof, it's gone. I'll try again later.
This forum has always had an Auto Save feature where you can go back to a thread and where you begin to post a reply, a Restore Auto Saved Content button will appear and it will have saved your message. I've used it successfully in the past when my power went out or there was an issue on my computer which caused an abrupt stop to my typing. In this post I stopped after seven words and searched something else on the forum, when I returned, my words were still there.

This newest upgrade that Matrix mentioned just a few days now shows an icon for Save Draft, it shows at the top of your message box to the left of Preview. I haven't used that yet, but I assume it's Senior Forums' alternative to Nathan's suggestion about saving drafts, but done right here.
 

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
For lengthy and/or complex posts I've found it to be "insurance" against lost posts to compose the post in a word processing app on the computer, then copy it in to a forum's post editing window. Some word processing apps have features to add html tags for images, web links, font types and sizes, etc. Or, you can manually type in tags if you're familiar with basic html. Example:
Code:
[img] your image[/img]
or
Code:
 [quote] your quote [/quote]

or for a link
Code:
 [URL="https://www.your link[/URL]
.

Some forums use "<... >" instead of the "[...]" so be aware of that.
Thanks Nathan, I've never had to do anything so involved like that, the forum has always auto saved my posts and now it seems with the latest update that there is a Save Draft option here.
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
This forum has always had an Auto Save feature where you can go back to a thread and where you begin to post a reply, a Restore Auto Saved Content button will appear and it will have saved your message. I've used it successfully in the past when my power went out or there was an issue on my computer which caused an abrupt stop to my typing. In this post I stopped after seven words and searched something else on the forum, when I returned, my words were still there.

This newest upgrade that Matrix mentioned just a few days now shows an icon for Save Draft, it shows at the top of your message box to the left of Preview. I haven't used that yet, but I assume it's Senior Forums' alternative to Nathan's suggestion about saving drafts, but done right here.
Thank you for the heads-up on the Save Draft feature, SeaBreeze.

Something I do want to mention to all here, if ever you are composing an entry, don't worry about saving anything, because as you're typing, it's being auto-saved, and even if you leave the thread topic and move onto another thread topic and post on it, turn your computer off, and don't revisit the forum for another day or two or week (or however long), if you come back to the forum and revisit the original thread post you were preparing your reply or entry to and you click on Post Reply, the content you were previously working on with automatically display, just as if you never left it, allowing you to carry on with it.

What I've been doing as of late, is clicking on Preview (top right-hand corner of reply box) every now and then just to confirm what I've entered, and if you find your curser won't load in the reply box after clicking on Preview, simply click on Preview a second time to reboot the reply box.
 

FastTrax

Senior Member
Location
We have no idea
If anybody here, there or anywhere driving a black Suburban with G-plates wearing a trench coat, sunglasses and an earpiece ask for FastTrax just tell them whatever you want to tell them, just don't tell them I'm, no just tell them to the best of your recollection and knowledge aforethought you have no idea who or what that is without the benefit of legal counsel.
 

Top