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Timed out and lost my posting- again
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sweepbjames
NE Portland, OR Cully Neighborhood
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November 12, 2011 - 9:43 am

I'm really slow at composing, typing and editing postings. After timing out in an hours musings and not saving to drafts a past posting and the forums went down for maintenance, and losing my perfect post, reply, story and query. Today I've done it again. After saving a draft and continuing at length later, I tried to preview the posting prior to submitting for public consumption, only to find out that I had apparently timed out and logging in loses my perfect post. Again I don't have the heart to got through trying to reiterate the construct. Do you have a setting that will recognize me, James, and that I am an idiot and require more time and/or warnings to save to draft before attempting to post. I really wanted to contribute those two postings. <img decoding=" title="Crying or Very sad" /> I'd probably need a default "save to draft?" sort of button that allowed NOTHING to happen until it was utilized, not a "uh, you need to log-in again-first ". Four letter explicative. Not meaning to be mean.

started to send this a week ago but didn't figure out the draft was retrievable from the user control panel, thought I'd lost it.

James

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Steven
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November 12, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Hi James,

Sorry for the trouble. I'm not sure if there's an easy way to increase the timeout, but I'll check.

In the mean time, I know a number of people (including myself) who like to write long posts in another program on their computer (Word, TextEdit, etc), and then copy and paste the text in when ready to put it online. Would that be a viable option for you?

Thanks,

Steven

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sweepbjames
NE Portland, OR Cully Neighborhood
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November 12, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Yes, that's likely the way to handle it. Just needed to vent. Thanks for your efforts. The forum looks good as I get more into it.

James

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