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Since: 6.1.02
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#1 Posted on
In the thread I just started over in the Politics folder, I previewed it, then wanted to add something, so instead of posting it and editing it, I merely hit back, as the text at the top led me to believe that was the easiest way to do it. When I went back, though, all the text was gone. Am I not supposed to do that, or is it something unfixable, or is it just this computer?

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that would happen to me under IE, but when i go back on Mozilla, my text is still there, and not wiped away...browser problem maybe?

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#3 Posted on
It happens many times to me and I'm using IE. I just got into the habit of select all & copy my text before hitting preview

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cause those liberal freaks go too far.

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Since: 9.12.01
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#4 Posted on
This stuff is usually kept in a cache. "Make sure you haven't set your cache to zero" is all the useful help I can provide. (I don't have this problem any more so I can't be more helpful, sorry.)

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Since: 7.4.02
From: The Inner City, Now Living In The Country

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#5 Posted on
I've had that happen on occasion as well, EJH81. While it could be just a coincidence, it seems to occur when another reply is made between the time you begin typing your reply and the time you hit your back button (i.e., you're in a thread that already has two replies. You hit reply at, say, 2:00 and begin typing what would be the third reply in the thread. However, by the time you preview your post and decide to make a change it's 2:15 and someone else has already posted reply number three in the thread. At that point, you hit your back button, and your text is gone). Again, it could be just a coincidence, but if my observations are right that's when the problem appears to occur.

As to a work-around, I've made it a point to follow NHS's suggestion and copy all my text to my clipboard before hitting "Preview reply". Hope this helps.

EDIT: Well, I just re-read your post, EJH81, and since you were actually starting a new thread, obviously my example doesn't apply. Unless, of course, you substitute "thread" for "reply". Oh well.

(edited by Downtown Bookie on 31.3.03 2015)

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