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Got Logged Out While Replying To A Thread

Discussion in 'Forum Problem Reports' started by Helen, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

    I don't think that this has been mentioned before, but if it has, just slap me Pete. ;-)

    Today while I was replying to a thread--OK, so perhaps I took 15 or so minutes to write it, I lost track of time--when I hit the preview button, I was told that I didn't have permission to view it, and that I had to log in. I was worried suddenly that I would have lost all what I wrote, but luckily after I passed through the log-in screen, the preview & message boxes were there just like normal.

    What's up with that? That's never happened to me before, yet I've been much more dreadfully slow responding to a thread in the past.
  2. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    I was just typing Jim and Ed an e-mail: looks like server issues, because I was havening connectivity problems, too.

    There was an earthquake in Mexico that did some damage to southern California. Makes me wonder if that's related. (SoCal is where a lot of communications go THROUGH, but I don't know where the WooF server is physically located.)

    Or you could have just timed out :).

    I'll check the server logs tomorrow.
  3. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Well, I checked the server logs and definitely something happened yesterday, but I couldn't tell you exactly what: the main logfile for yesterday has already been overwritten.

    Why I can say there was a problem is because I checked an activity log and things were about 50% of normal.

    Anyhow, if you have further problems, I recommend logging out, toss your cookies and then log back in.
  4. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    FWIW, here's a hint for you (I've been in that situation too many times).

    Just ctrl-a/ctrl-c your post (and paste it to eg. NotePad), then post, and if a hiccup occurs you still have your stuff at least in the clipboard, ready to be pasted in a new editor if need be.

    We take many things for granted. Believe me, that's just sheer luck. Like a good reed on a good weekend. Don't count on it.

    Bless you all,
  5. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

    I do normally do a Ctrl and the C key to copy to my clipboard when I'm doing something that doesn't have a preview feature, but I get a bit sloppy when the preview option is available. I assume that that feature will protect my work. My bad.
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