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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:35 PM
Twice today, in the last 2 hours, I have written a fairly long post, and pressed submit only to find the next page telling me that the post could not be posted. Once because the thread got closed whilst I was writing, the 2nd time because I was not authorised to post to that particular board

- BTW It could have been made a lot clearer from the outset "Board Information" Why is there a "new thread" button followed by a normal screen to write your post in??? If I'm not allowed to post in there, it should not give me a "new thread" button.


After writing the post, and then going to the send it screen and then being told it wasn't to be allowed, I then (obviously) am anxious to retrieve what I just typed out so that I can copy and paste it into the place where I am allowed to post it, but upon pressing the back button I find that the information has gone - blank box Grrrrr

It occured to me that this does not happen on most other internet forums, when you make a mistake, you press the back button and there (more often than not) is your post, so you can copy it onto the the clipboard.

Is this something that could be written into the coding for ATS board?

And if I could ask a brief subsequent question, which was basically what I wanted to know in "board information"..... Do the threads in "Breaking News" eventually get moved into their appropriate topic boards?

P.S. going to copy this one before I click send

posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:59 PM
First is there is already that topic,even though you posted a long post,it will state it,also if you post in the wrong forum,it will be moved to the right one by the mods.Sometimes they even get moved to belowtopsecret.They notify u in u2u if they get moved.


posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 10:15 AM
Sorry, I didn't understand any of that, except when you said posts in wrong forums would get moved, but that's not what I asked, I asked if threads (which are entirely appropriate in "Breaking news") eventually get moved to their respective topic boards. And I also asked if the phenomenon of posts being blank when you hit the back button is someting that could be coded into the ATS board system, because other boards don't seem to have this problem.

posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by Wig

i agree there should be prompts or notices that either
This Thread Is Closed
~ or ~
You Cannot Post In This Forum
~i take it you typed a post for Really Above Top Secret or one of those moderators closed communication boards. ~

all i can suggest is you got to be more wary of the site,
or perhaps hit the 'Save As Draft' button,
or use your 'notepad' ...
but all that gets too involved for me too,
so ----- just grin and bear it


posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 04:21 AM
The board which is closed to us is called "board information" it's at the bottom of the board index page. There is very little if anything that tells you you can't post, but yet it still offers you a new thread button and and the next page the message writing box appears, complete with a send button - that's rediculous. And presumably very easy to fix by someone who knows html.

posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 10:40 PM
I also lost a page today - it was long, and well thought out (or so I thought) I went to post it, and then I got a message saying that I wasn't allowed to view the page. Kind of a **** off, but from the looks of it, the thread i was replying to got closed anyway.... I also frantically tried to push the back button to get my work - nopers.. Sure wasn't there.

Who knows why they happen? Bad timing most likely... If I write anything longer than a couple of lines, from now on, I'll save it to notepad first.

- Carrot

posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:01 AM
Keeping a copy of long posts in wordpad or notepad or MSWord is always a good idea; in Word you can spell check it, also.

Another very easy method is to just right click, select all and copy before you post. That way if you hit the back button and can't see your post, it's there on the Windoze clipboard. Of course you can't do another 'copy' before you retrieve the clipboard contents or it will over-write the current copy. Just paste a scrap copy in wordpad or notepad and save it to scrap before you start retrieving a lost post so you don't inadvertantly over-write it.


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