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    Default Re: Leave Page / Stay on Page

    Quote Originally Posted by kgroneman View Post
    FYI getting a message that your text isn't long enough is usually
    because of folks mistakenly typing their text inside quote or code
    tags. FWIW.

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    Kim - 9/11/2013 11:58:03 AM
    certainly not the cause in the instance I described.

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    the frequency of this issue has increased dramatically for me.
    I am getting the leave page / stay on page notification for every first post I make after logging in.
    Very annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    the frequency of this issue has increased dramatically for me.
    I am getting the leave page / stay on page notification for every first post I make after logging in.
    Very annoying.
    I must say I concur with your experience of the frequency. (FWIW, my browser is FF version 23.0)

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    Oh man!!!!! I am super pi**ed right now.
    Well thought out reply to a post that took me some time to compose.
    Hit submit and get the "your post is too short" screen and my reply has disappeared into nothingness!!!

    This is happening all too often for my liking.

    Needless to say - I am not putting that effort back into the same thread. I'll leave it to someone else to reply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    Well thought out reply to a post that took me some time to compose.
    Hit submit and get the "your post is too short" screen and my reply has disappeared into nothingness!!!
    You probably (by accident) put all of your reply inside the quote tags. So what you typed was not counted as part of the post.

    I've had that happen, though not normally a big deal.

    I have had that "reply has disappeared into nothingness" problem from time to time, too. I wish they would fix it. At other forums, if that happens I can usually use the browser back button to find what I typed. But here, it seems to be gone for good.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;

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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    Well thought out reply to a post that took me some time to compose.
    Hit submit and get the "your post is too short" screen and my reply has disappeared into nothingness!!!

    This is happening all too often for my liking.
    Sorry to read of your problem.

    I'm not getting this behaviour at all with Firefox and the openSUSE forum.

    I confess thou, not just with openSUSE but with ALL vBulletin forums in which I participate, that if I am going to put more than just a 'few minutes' effort into a post, I first type it up in Office Libre (or an editor), and then paste it into the forum post box. If I end up editing it a lot, then I copy it back to the the office-document/editor-copy.

    Years of losing data on multiple forums has made me cynical.

    Even if I forget to use Office Libre (or an editor) , BEFORE pressing the 'Submit Reply' or 'Preview Post' button, while I have my cursor in the submission box I do a quick <ctrl-A>, followed by <ctrl-c> . Only then do I press 'Submit Reply' or 'Preview Post' button . Its a good habit to get into, not just for our forum, but for ALL forums. I do this automatically now, without even thinking ...

    I know those maintaining the various forums do their very best - but often posts are simply lost, whether due to initial posting hiccups, or file server corruption, or what ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You probably (by accident) put all of your reply inside the quote tags. So what you typed was not counted as part of the post.
    No, this was suggested in an earlier post but is certainly not the case here.
    It has happened to me about three or four times in the past two weeks. Thankfully those posts were short.
    I guess I have learnt my lesson now and will copy everything before hitting submit.

    edit: happened again just now with this post.

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    Here is what I got just now

    Despite having edited the quote (removed most of it) after hitting submit the entire quote is back and the text I typed (outside of the quote tags) has disappeared.


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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    Here is what I got just now

    Despite having edited the quote (removed most of it) after hitting submit the entire quote is back and the text I typed (outside of the quote tags) has disappeared.

    Good screen print.

    Its clear now the problem.

    The software looks at the [ quote ] and looks at the [ / quote ] and assumes you have added nothing to nrickert's post that you have quoted. The software can not tell you have edited the quote. You need to type outside of the quote.

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    Default Re: Leave Page / Stay on Page

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You probably (by accident) put all of your reply inside the quote tags. So what you typed was not counted as part of the post.

    I've had that happen, though not normally a big deal.
    Based on the screen print, it does appear that is what has happened. I've also had it happen to me.

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