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When you are logging in; please mark off "remember me". I received several comments of users who have typed huge messages and when they tried to submit them, lost all their data because in the process of writing the message the cookie (internet browser thing) expired and they got logged off.

You can always safely submit long messages by selecting the message and copy the contents of your message (right click after you have selected the contents of the message and then choose copy) after you have written it and before you have submitted it. Should things go wrong you can always get your written message back by pressing CTRL-V or Right-click on the mouse and select PASTE. This shouldn't be necessary normally but if you are writing long messages you can never be too sure...

I hope this doesn't discourage you from writing long message's ... ;)
 

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A very good bit of advice Bob! I learned this last year after losing several long posts and my patience and temper as well! Lol!
 

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Thanks Bob, I have found that logging in while I did checked the "remember me" check box and just now have done this without it. Ahh the web, What can we do without it LOL. :D
And it has shut me out again. :( Sorry Bob. :confused:
 

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When you are logging in; please mark off "remember me". I received several comments of users who have typed huge messages and when they tried to submit them, lost all their data because in the process of writing the message the cookie (internet browser thing) expired and they got logged off.

You can always safely submit long messages by selecting the message and copy the contents of your message (right click after you have selected the contents of the message and then choose copy) after you have written it and before you have submitted it. Should things go wrong you can always get your written message back by pressing CTRL-V or Right-click on the mouse and select PASTE. This shouldn't be necessary normally but if you are writing long messages you can never be too sure...

I hope this doesn't discourage you from writing long message's ... ;)
Good tip! I haven't yet encountered that problem on this forum but have in others. It is frustrating.
 

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Browsers can be complicit in this problem too - I find that Firefox is good at saving unposted text if for whatever reason I am bounced out of the screen, as long as the screen didn't get closed. I haven't used Chrome/Safari/etc. enough to know about those, but I remember IE would always lose my message, and it's one of many reasons I avoid IE like the plague. :rolleyes:
 
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Browsers can be complicit in this problem too - I find that Firefox is good at saving unposted text if for whatever reason I am bounced out of the screen, as long as the screen didn't get closed. I haven't used Chrome/Safari/etc. enough to know about those, but I remember IE would always lose my message, and it's one of many reasons I avoid IE like the plague. :rolleyes:
One of the joys of using a Mac is that IE isn't an option. I've been using vBulletin forums since 2004 and have always clicked Remember Me. And I never, ever log out unless I'm testing a forum I administer. If I want/need to clear cookies, I quit the browser or restart the Mac. I've never, in this time, lost a message I was typing because I was timed out. Browsers I use are: Chrome (mostly), Firefox, Safari and Opera. Opera, by default, stores very few cookies (one of the reasons the real geeks use it and love it) so it ignores the 'Remember me' checkbox anyway. :)
 

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Opera is indeed an extremely efficient browser. I don't remember why I stopped using it - perhaps the kids gave us a new computer & I never got around to installing it. But I was never disappointed with Opera. I even bought it to be rid of the ads, and that's saying something for an old skinflint like me.
 
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Opera is indeed an extremely efficient browser. I don't remember why I stopped using it - perhaps the kids gave us a new computer & I never got around to installing it. But I was never disappointed with Opera. I even bought it to be rid of the ads, and that's saying something for an old skinflint like me.
Yes, I paid for it as well, many years ago. :) And I remember paying for Netscape and getting a CD in the mail. All the way from the US! :eek:
 

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When I go to compose a long message, I sometimes write it in my word processing program. I can leave and come back to it whenever I want. And, it has spell check. I highlight and copy the text when I'm ready to post and then paste it in the message area here, and it's ready to go immediately - unless I want to add some smilies. :)
 

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Yes, I paid for it as well, many years ago. :) And I remember paying for Netscape and getting a CD in the mail. All the way from the US! :eek:
My original ISP provided me with Netscape, and it came on two small floppies. I had to go to city hall to pick 'em up. In a rural backwater like ours, city hall wears many hats, including go-between for the single solitary ISP at that time, as well as the electric coop and other agencies who wish to provide a face with their services, but have not the resources to open an office at every crossroads. USPS may even have a window at city hall! :cool:
 

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Woha Sharon, That's goi'n back a few years. :eek:
I still remember the dawn of the internet like 1979 when browsers, What are they??
I had the old DOS screen and DOS V 5.0 was king!!!! and we herd that a super wired network was awesome. The speed is something that I don't miss and my mom complaining, GET OFF THE PHONE!!!!!!!! or my sister is mumbling on it. :(
Then came Microsoft's Windows and the first browser was Netscape and the HTTP was born. I think that the browsing hasn't changed much and of course hakers will exploit this. With all that we have today to keep our system's clean of viruses. They will still use the browser's weaknesses to gain accsess to plant an executable in your computer.
With all the fixers that makes browsing more of a pleasure and the speed that we have now, We still have the HTTP V 4.0 today!!!!!! :eek: One day something gotta give. :confused:
What's keeping the Hakers at bay is the updates to our browsers and other updates.
BTW our Mobile's are the same, Update them too!!! ;):D
 

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I have allways have logged on so I have a cookie saying I am here so I ticked the "Remember Me" Box and running FireFox without much problem.
Should I worry??? :confused:
 

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Thank you Bob, for the good tips. This is an excellent site which offers a lot both informationwise and technically . Im not overly au fait with too many functions on computers as my work doesnt require it. I just use the most simplistic functions.
 

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How do I make that work for the iPhone? That's what I loose it on?
 
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