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HobbesOnTour
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Postby HobbesOnTour » 26 Jun 2019, 9:37am

Hi,
This is happening to me frequently where I make a post but it is not displayed in the thread.
I normally write the post, preview it then hit Submit.

At some point later I'll check the thread again and my post is not there.

At first i thought I had hit the wrong button but I'm pretty sure that's not the case now.

Any ideas?

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Jun 2019, 10:02am

Hi,
When you hit submit, I have had this many times, above the preview you will see other posts that have been posted since you started to construct your post.

Catches me out every time, remember to scroll Down to see that the construction window is no longer there.
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HobbesOnTour
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby HobbesOnTour » 28 Jun 2019, 8:13am

Thanks,
I'll keep an eye on it, but I'm not convinced that's the issue.

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Graham
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby Graham » 17 Feb 2020, 3:34pm

I am now pretty certain that I have to click the SUBMIT button TWICE to get the post onto the topic.

Or rather :
1) Compose Post/Reply. Click SUBMIT
2) Check that it has been added to the topic. . . . . . not present.
3) Browser backarrow to get to the posting form ( to recover my text )
4) Click SUBMIT - 2nd time
5) Check again. . . . . present this time.

This to be happening a lot. Or perhaps I am going even madder ?

GingerMagic
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby GingerMagic » 17 Feb 2020, 3:43pm

As a precaution, if I've written a lengthy post I will copy what I've written before hitting Submit - as I've been caught out before on other forums.....

If then it goes belly up, I can simply paste what I had already written..
Currently own a tired old Orange C16 - battered and bruised but a great bike.

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Feb 2020, 3:57pm

Hi,
GingerMagic wrote:As a precaution, if I've written a lengthy post I will copy what I've written before hitting Submit - as I've been caught out before on other forums.....

If then it goes belly up, I can simply paste what I had already written..

+1 :wink:

Just try recomposing from memory :(
Back button is not a reliable method I have found to recover text, says something like page expired something......
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John1054
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby John1054 » 17 Feb 2020, 4:24pm

Just tried this post, it was loaded as soon as I clicked submit. Not sure what must be happening to others??

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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby John1054 » 17 Feb 2020, 4:27pm

Also tried the preview first, then submit and here it is??

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Mick F
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2020, 7:19pm

Never had a problem with this issue at all.
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Re: Posts disappearing

Postby Psamathe » 17 Feb 2020, 9:42pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
When you hit submit, I have had this many times, above the preview you will see other posts that have been posted since you started to construct your post.

Catches me out every time, remember to scroll Down to see that the construction window is no longer there.

Likewise. And I find if I've use "preview" it seems less obvious. I use everything in a different browser tab so often (when this happens) I'll press submit, move to another tab and come back to check before closing the tab and it's not been submitted because of the "other posts" and the forum asking if I want to review/change my post.

Ian