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Typing a long post

Postby cpedw » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:02 pm

While composing my post about Ireland in Passages & PLaces, when I reached about the 4th paragraph, the fresh material disappeared off the bottom of the window I was typing in. It was possible to scroll the window down to see what had been typed but as soon as I resumed typing, the visible window was about 2 lines higher up than where typing appeared.

When I pressed preview, I got the meassage
The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.
at the top of the message with the typing box visible but no preview. It submitted OK after making some changes.

It's IE 8.0.76 on a natty new netbook.

Derek

p.s. No such problems with this post.

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Re: Typing a long post

Postby ash » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:11 pm

cpedw wrote:While composing my post about Ireland in Passages & PLaces, when I reached about the 4th paragraph, the fresh material disappeared off the bottom of the window I was typing in. It was possible to scroll the window down to see what had been typed but as soon as I resumed typing, the visible window was about 2 lines higher up than where typing appeared.

When I pressed preview, I got the meassage
The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.
at the top of the message with the typing box visible but no preview. It submitted OK after making some changes.

It's IE 8.0.76 on a natty new netbook.

Derek

p.s. No such problems with this post.

I've had the same problem. Once the wee box is full, you are typing 'blind' - maybe Nick is trying to improve our keyboard skills.

Funnily enough, it isn't happening yet with this post, despite the fact that your 'quoted' message is filling the wee box.

The lines are scrolling up, just as you might expect, with the line being typed at the bottom of the box.

Still OK.

BTW, I've learnt through bitter experience to do a control 'C' of the entire post before trying to submit, just in case it goes pear shaped.

Have to admit that it's been very stable for a while now, although it often fails to submit on the first attempt, the text isn't lost and it goes OK on the second attempt.

Another trick with a long post is to write it first in Word / Notepad / OpenOffice and then cut and paste into BM.

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Re: Typing a long post

Postby aquaplane » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:47 pm

Don't you get a scroll bar down the RHS when you are getting a bit long winded?







or leave lots of endlines in?





I do :)

I got into the habit of copying my words of wisdom/drivel* before I try to post when it's been a while, I have lost the lot and had to type it all again more than once, or as much as I can remember .

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Re: Typing a long post

Postby cpedw » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:50 pm

aquaplane wrote:Don't you get a scroll bar down the RHS when you are getting a bit long winded?


Yes. I was able to use it to see what I had typed but as soon as I types some more, it rolled up again.

aquaplane wrote:or leave lots of endlines in?


Didn't think of trying that.

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Re: Typing a long post

Postby ash » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:22 pm

Yes
you
can
do
all
that
but
once
you
have
typed
a
number
of
lines
then
it
goes
weird
so
that
you
can't
see
what
you're
typing.
This
post
is
OK
so
far.
It
had
better
start
acting
up
soon
cos
I've
run
out
of
things
to
say.
Strange,
there's
been
no
problem.
I'll
try
to
remember
to
flag
up
the
next
occurance
of
the
problem.

Ash
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Re: Typing a long post

Postby aquaplane » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:06 pm

Yer but I only put the endlines in to make the box longer, to see if I got a scroll bar, which I did.

How big is yours?
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Re: Typing a long post

Postby ash » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:52 pm

aquaplane wrote:endlines

What are 'endlines'? Carriage returns?

So do a few carriage returns to create blank lines, then use the arrow up key to get the typing line further up the box?

I'll try it next time I find the problem.

Cheers

Ash

Edit - Just thought more about it. When typing a long, 'rambling' post, I will just keep on typing without hitting Carriage return. I only tend to use CR when I want to create a new paragraph. Maybe that is what makes the difference in how the software acts.
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Re: Typing a long post

Postby sahona » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:06 pm

I get the "invalid - try again thing" quite often, and the second Cr/Lf does work without losing data, but my perception is that it is a timeout rather than volume of text that causes it.
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