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BrendaReeves
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on 03/24/2012

I just spent a lot of time writing in a module and when I went to save it, I accidentally hit cancel. Poof! Is there anyway a query asking if we are sure we want to cancel could be put in there before it cancels?

 


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chefkeem
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on 03/24/2012

Does this happen to other members, too? Often?

I'm not sure (Simon knows more about it), but if we don't have to add these things, our site may stay leaner.


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Lissie
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on 03/24/2012

I lost content a couple of times when I first started here. That learnt me - I write everything in a text editor first and cut and paste it in! 


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JoHarrington
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on 03/24/2012

I'd never, ever done this before last night, but yes. Count me in.  I had to rewrite a whole module of my Electric Chair article because of cancel button noobishness.

 

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thehigherstandard
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on 03/24/2012

Yep.  Happens to me all of the time.  Very frustrating so I've actually started saving after every paragraph or so.  Takes more time, but not as much as re-writing from scratch.

chefkeem
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on 03/24/2012

I've had it happen to me that the electricity went out right when I was ready to save a long piece of content. But that was years ago, and it scarred me deeply.  Surprised

Since then I save at least after each paragraph, if I compose my article directly into the module. 

 


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JoHarrington
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on 03/24/2012

I do that too, after similar mishaps in the past.

My problem with the electric chair one was that the original article wasn't about it at all. I just veered off half-way through into it, then faced facts that this should be what I'm writing about. (The original is still in draft.)

So I opened another tab and transferred all electric chair stuff over into a brand, new page. Then I went back to the original and deleted all the (now) duplicate content. But accidentally deleted the last one before I'd copied it over.

Like I said, noobishness struck.  >.< 


Kangaroo_Jase
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on 03/24/2012

Try to write everything into a text editor first. One can always copy and paste between the editor and the text modle. It saves you time when one hits the cancel button accidently, or access to a website suddenly ceases, or your internet access dropping out and you can always have your own copy on your computer. I once spent 4 hours on an article and forgot to save it and lost all of it.

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BrendaReeves
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on 03/24/2012

Thanks everybody. I'll save as I go along. I was all rev-ved up to knock out two articles. That POed me so much I haven't been able to go back to writing today.


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