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    Frustration Thread 2

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by Thanshin, Jun 14, 2010.

    I just lost a one hour review on "Hypothermia" because the page just died. I clicked "send" and it went to a white page. Clicking "back" sent me to the empty reply form.

    Isn't there a way of saving drafts* of what we write in the replies? Doing the editions out of the forum is fricking slow.


    *: Something like docs.google.com.
     
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    You can always post what you have after a couple paragraphs, and then edit your post, saving periodically, until you're done.

    If your connection has a habit of acting up, combat it with a habit of your own: Copy your entire post to your clipboard (CTRL-A then CTRL-C) just before you click the Post button.
     
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    I'll try the post and edit idea.

    The problem with the ctr+c,ctrl+v technique (which, ironically, I was trying to use for the very first time during that review) is I've worked for some years as a software developer and I use them constantly to move commas or words around while I write. It's as if backspace copied and supr pasted; the text doesn't survive in the clipboard for more than ten seconds.

    The iterative edition does look like a sensible idea. I'll try that next time.
     
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    Agreed, 100%. I, too, am a software developer, and I try to minimize typing. But what I meant was a habit to get into JUST before clicking the Post button. If your postings go kerblooey often enough, it could save your computer from the Destroying Fists of Rage.
     
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    My way of ensuring the internet doesn't cause me grief in these matters is to write longer items in Word and then copy paste them when I am happy with them.

    I live on a little tropical island where internet service is dodgy on the best of days. This technique has saved me more than once.
     
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    Is there any way of getting the [abc] button in edit mode?

    Or a hotkey.

    Otherwise, the iterative editions method is quite less convenient.
     
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    It is available in Advanced Edit mode. It's only a click away. :)
     
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    Many thanks. :)
     
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    The pieces I have reviewed so far I tend to copy my post into a word document before clicking post just in case in crashes :)
     

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