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A public service announcement. How NOT to lose your work.

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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 02:06 AM
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You can always use "Notepad" under your "Start Button" and type it up there, then Copy and Paste it in here, on ATS, like I do.

Then, you just save it to your computer.




posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
Then, you just save it to your computer.


I've never written anything worth saving but if I do that is good2know!

Though you can't run spellcheck on notepad can you?
If not, it will do me NO good!



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:03 PM
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Oh this happened to me a few times, now on long post of course I copy it!
But if I forget and that happens, I refresh, and if it seems it's not working, refresh again & again after a few times it always goes through for me!



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:54 PM
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I like to save things in word anyway, but once I did lose a post. I mean I thought it was gone. Then a light bulb went off. "Try control and the left arrow key!" It worked. The moral of the story is sometimes your work is not gone, it is still in the browser cache, but it is still better to continually save it in notepad or word or whatever.



posted on May, 7 2006 @ 12:55 AM
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Some good advice Intrepid thanks

I have lost a largish post which had me doing something that resembled a war dance around the lounge room and then into the back yard only to have my dog sitting and tilting his head at me.

I think it worth putting into practice and the good advice from others



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 08:35 PM
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Yep. Normally I always copy my work, but its always those times when either you forget or just think "oh well nothing is going to happen", that of course something #ing happens.

Thanks.

Flag.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by NotClever
That's the only way I prepare large posts. Use Word or Notepad. Learn how the tags work and incorporate them into your text...feels strange at first, but stick with it. SAVE YOUR WORK.

Copy and paste everything to your post...then preview and edit as needed.

NC


I like Wordpad better than either of those. It's searchable unlike notepad, and it doesn't have the problems Word has with being a resource hog and saving relatively large file sizes for small text files.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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I always type it out in notepad first, and I keep a blank txt document on my desktop just for that purpose, that server error was weird was it just comcast related? Good points all.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by redeyedwonder
I always type it out in notepad first, and I keep a blank txt document on my desktop just for that purpose, that server error was weird was it just comcast related? Good points all.


I don't know what it was but it seemed prudent to bump this thread at the time.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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No I suspect a temporary glitch with the ATS servers since I saw it too and I'm not on comcast. Also the error messages indicated server errors.

Did you try Wordpad? It's a much nicer app than notepad for the way I use it.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Wordpad is better for formatting text but uses a rich text format, rather than straight text by default... Notepad saves as straight text, .txt file.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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Seems some might need a reminder. Like when you are about to hit post or reply...

Maybe a "Are You Sure?" Or, "have you saved this file before posting?" So far I only lost one. Now I use Tabs and Tabs and Tabs.

Also, load all your links and pics first, then spin it.



posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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It looks like we are having some site problems and work is getting lost. Time to bump this puppy.



posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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If you get a submission/timeout error, hit refresh (not the back button) on the browser and confirm the form resubmit. That might save it too.
edit on 12/11/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



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