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?
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) Patiently waiting to be Stratusfied.
It's not a database inconsistency issue.. It's that some PHP pages don't ping the DB to update the stupid "pages viewed" counter, because they exit before getting to that SQL statement (or because they don't call it at all).