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Old 19-03-2008, 23:47   #1
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Board eats posts?

Hi guys,

I've found that a lot of times when I write a post the board hiccups and asks me to log in, when I log in it has eaten whatever I wrote.

This last one was a rather elaborate couple of pages about all the failures I've experienced, and was about to be added to the redundancy thread. By some sick twist of fate, or some sadistic higher being... my final sentence was, "Maybe its just that stuff fails when I'm around."

Anyone else have this? Cruisersforum is the only board that does this, and it is a little frustrating!

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Old 20-03-2008, 04:53   #2
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the board hiccups and asks me to log in, when I log in it has eaten whatever I wrote.
Hi Zac,

Computers can't handle cookies as well as they think they can!
In Internet Explorer 7 go to Tools / Internet Options and in the General Tab Delete Browsing History: Tempory Files, History, Cookies, and Web Information.

Then use a free program like CCleaner from CCleaner - Home to clean your computer. Or use Disk Cleanup if you want to do a half job.

Then in Internet Options / Privacy Tab / Advanced change the buttons from ACCEPT in both headings to Promt in First Party Cookies and Block in Third Party Cookies.
Then load Cruisers forum and when the Cookie dialogue box pops up click Always Accept Cookie.

Do that with your top sites and forums. Then go back tp Internet Options / Privacy Tab / Advanced change the buttons from BLOCK in both headings.

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Old 20-03-2008, 06:06   #3
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I've found that a lot of times when I write a post the board hiccups and asks me to log in, when I log in it has eaten whatever I wrote.
It sounds like it either loses the loggin or you never actually got logged in. If the login does not stick then you can not post. I'm set to auto logoin with a cookie. For ther most part it works but some times every few months it fails and I have to manually log in.

If you want to check look in the upper right corner and it should say

"Welcome, <your user name>"

That is the only problem I have seen.
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Old 20-03-2008, 08:12   #4
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Consider switching to Firefox! This browser if a free download and I love it. One nice feature is that when you hit send on your post and it gets send into cyber limbo, clicking the back arrow will get your text back.
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Old 20-03-2008, 14:49   #5
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Consider switching to Firefox! This browser if a free download and I love it. One nice feature is that when you hit send on your post and it gets send into cyber limbo, clicking the back arrow will get your text back.
Agree. That's saved me from some nasty rewrites at time. Go Firefox.

I've never had any log in issues. Log in set to 'remember me' and all's been fine.
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Old 20-03-2008, 15:20   #6
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I use firefox and still get that with some forums I use. As a good habit, I typically copy whatever I've written just before hitting "post" so that if something funky happens I can try again, or open up word, paste it and save to post later on.
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Old 20-03-2008, 17:25   #7
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There ya go, Zach. Per liberty16 - and in yet another ironic twist of fate - redundancy turns out to be the answer.
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Old 20-03-2008, 18:41   #8
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Same here, I do my posts in "Word" spell check and copy to advanced, preview as it always screws up the spacing and then submit
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Old 20-03-2008, 19:23   #9
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Old 20-03-2008, 21:07   #10
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........spell check and ...then submit
Now there's a novel idea! Spell check kinda takes all the risk out of posting.

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Forefox has an extension you can load and it puts nice red lines under dodgy spelling even in forum posts like this one. Right mouse click the red lined word and it gives you a list of correctly spelt options.

I for one and anyone trying to read a post of mine are very greatfull.

'Tools' - 'Add ons' then bottom right corner 'get extensions'. Search for spell checker. Small free download.

Even does a real English version that spells words like 'Harbour' correctly
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Old 21-03-2008, 01:32   #12
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Members should be easily able to tell if I am on my Laptop, running Firefox, or my home PC which is not. Firefox spell checks, where as my home PC running old Win98 and so forth doesn't. I can't spal to safe miscelf
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Today, I downloaded SAFARI, an Apple's browser that came with a new version of QuickTime. It also has built-in spellchecker "as you type" . The program is nice and fast but it is not as user friendly as Firefox that I have been using since inception. Also there is a warning I found: ...If you're using Apple's Safari browser, PayPal has some advice for you: Drop it, at least if you want to avoid online fraud.... PayPal warns: Steer clear of Apple's Safari browser | InfoWorld | News | 2008-02-28 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
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One more advice ... if you cannot afford the legitimate version of Word or MS Office there is a very good alternative called OpenOffice ..... you will find it at OpenOffice.org: Home . It is free, open-source project under the umbrella of Sun Microsystem. I have been using it for a long time and I love it.
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Ironically... I'm already using Firefox.

Copying before submitting is an excellent idea, saves all the heartache of having to retype.

Thanks guys,

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