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    Thumbs up Auto Save!

    Spent an excruciating amount of time today typing out a thread post. I'd had another tab opened, was researching links and whatnot to post in my response... One thing led to another, and I fumbled! Yep, lost my stuff, gone, kaput, zip.

    I was devastated, but have been noticing the yellow "auto-save" thing popping up in the lower right corner of my posts... Took me a minute to find the way to retrieve my post, but finally did!
    If you lose a thread post, re open your response option, and look lower left, below the space for typing your response. There, appear the magic words:
    Retrieve Auto-Saved Content

    Or something like that....

    Many, many THANKS to the genius who thunk THAT one up!
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    It's one of the features in the new VB update. It gives you a little room and lets you catch up if you "Time Out" on posting. Nice that you brought it up. OM
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    If you are going to put up a long thread and do a lot of thinking while composing, it works well to do it in a word processing document and then just copy and paste it in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    If you are going to put up a long thread and do a lot of thinking while composing, it works well to do it in a word processing document and then just copy and paste it in here.
    This is a very good technique. It's much easier to compose and edit in a wp application, especially if you're including image (or other) links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    If you are going to put up a long thread and do a lot of thinking while composing, it works well to do it in a word processing document and then just copy and paste it in here.
    There you go, being smart about stuff again!

    I would never have made it all the way to composing a thread post outside of the actual forum. Perhaps it's largely because I never INTEND to "create" a long thread post... it just sort of... happens. I don't compose long posts all that often- but over the years, on more than one forum, I've completely lost things that I've worked pretty hard to come up with.
    Auto-Save is a really fantastic addition to this forum. I wish other forums had it, too.

    Omega Man,

    My thanks
    to whom ever was so thoughtful and insightful, as to build this feature into the MOA forum. I may never need it again (ha ha- c'mon, roll with me), but I sure found it handy this time around!

    Cheers, and HNY to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post
    Omega Man,

    My thanks
    to whom ever was so thoughtful and insightful, as to build this feature into the MOA forum. I may never need it again (ha ha- c'mon, roll with me), but I sure found it handy this time around!

    Cheers, and HNY to all.
    I wish I/We could take credit for it but it's just part of the evolution of V Bulletin. There are some internal settings that "log you out" after a set length of time. This is so the "who is on" - server loads etc. keep up-dated. Enjoy- OM
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    Bmwrider88 -

    Can you share how you retrieved text from autosave?
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    Well first you have to actually lose something.....
    Then go back into the thread and re-open the Reply To Thread option (right back where you were)
    At the bottom left corner of the reply "space", you will see an invitation to retrieve your saved content.
    Don't recall the actual verbiage but it's obvious. Not sure if this will work on an iPad, tho the yellow "auto saved" message comes up on mine as I create posts, so maybe it does.
    You must first lose something in order to see the invite to retrieve saved content.

    Edit:
    Just "lost" this, and successfully restored it. I "lost" it by hitting the "back" arrow. Then I simply opened "Reply to Thread", and looked down left to find "Restore Auto-Saved Content". Clicked that, and Voila!
    Did it a couple times, so yes, it DOES indeed work on my iPad, and yes, you must first lose something before you get the invitation to restore it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post
    Well first you have to actually lose something.....
    Then go back into the thread and re-open the Reply To Thread option (right back where you were)
    At the bottom left corner of the reply "space", you will see an invitation to retrieve your saved content.

    This also works with starting a new thread.
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