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My new LJ rule

This morning I just invented a new number one rule of LJ posting: When creating a long post, do it with a word processor and save it before submitting. I spent a good half-hour on a post on free will this morning, only to totally lose it when the submit function failed. I recreated it from scratch this afternoon, http://www.livejournal.com/community/atheism/372504.html?thread=5971224#t5971224 , and I'm not sure whether my recreation is better or worse than the original.


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Nov. 15th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
i've had that happen before. my method is, when i do a long post, just before i hit submit i highlight the entire thing and hit Ctrl C to copy it to the clipboard. That way, if the submit function screws up, i can just open a new window and paste the entry back in.

I've lost hour-long huge posts before due to submit button malfunctioning. Dirty rotten internet!
Nov. 15th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
Of course there is another issue here, which is what the hell is wrong with us that we spend hours writing long LJ posts? ;-)
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