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Old 1st Nov 2018, 18:54
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How do you recover an auto-saved post?

I posted something on R&N and was more than a little disappointed to see it gone a while later. I wondered if there was a chance it had been held in autosaved but think probably it was culled by a mod.

It took some time to write, and I take a lot of care over posts in sensible threads be it R&N or the real science side of Quora.

Every aspect of that post's content has been discussed in one way or another before and after my post, quite often by self confessed amateurs.

I wonder how many of the posters spent several years on jet transport before even touching a sim. Also, some of the people I had to be with had never flown jet transport before. It got very, very interesting sometimes and it's as though all this experience is worth not-a-jot.

I noted Auto-saved go by on this a moment ago.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 20:15
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
I posted something on R&N and was more than a little disappointed to see it gone a while later. I wondered if there was a chance it had been held in autosaved but think probably it was culled by a mod.
I noted Auto-saved go by on this a moment ago.
" Auto saved " still pops up . Any updates from an IT geek as to where the draft is "hiding" ? I saw a tab once , but it seems to have disappeared , at least on my machine .
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 22:03
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You copy and paste it into Notepad frequently and before pressing 'action' buttons.

At least that's what I tell myself I should have done when POOF! it's all gone happens AGAIN!

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Old 17th Aug 2020, 01:00
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I'm SURE I've seen a restore somewhere. I'll try it when it lets everyone know it's been Edited. write write write

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Old 17th Aug 2020, 12:19
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I get a "restore auto-saved content" button on the grey box at the bottom of this input box where "auto saved" pops up...
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 12:24
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I get a "restore auto-saved content" button on the grey box at the bottom of this input box where "auto saved" pops up...
Same here. However, it seems that the content is saved locally in the device being used, not saved on the PPRuNe server, I think. If you close the browser and re-open it the option to restore auto-saved content seems to get lost.

As mentioned above, I tend to scribble in a text editor and then cut and paste the content for any lengthy post, just in case something goes awry.
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 12:24
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What are you using to compose the article, the Quick Reply or a word processor on your machine??

Never mind just saw the auto save go off..

I just had a look at some Vbulletin forums and found an answer of sorts:-
Its save to an autosave table, linked to the thread you wrote in... We just dont have the option available to see and recover..

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Old 17th Aug 2020, 13:19
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For sentences that are carefully constructed and unliklyl to be exactly remember , I periodically copy to my clipboard to avoid them being lost by fat fingers.
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 14:13
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vBulletin like all modern software is constantly evolving with feature bloat. Coming from the PHP stable means the process of recovering posts could be handled by any number of a hundred and two libraries, many worse than others, but we don't know because the source is closed.

It wasn't long ago in PPRuNe that when you logged out you could hit the browser's back button and would be logged back in again, which gave us a clue on what PHP library the login session manager was probably using. Now that you can log into PPRuNe via FB tells us the login session manager has been updated. Once upon a time the login session manager would time you out as you typed a long post and you would only find that out when you hit the Submit button. Unfortunately we still don't know for sure what goes on under the hood but chances are if your ISP drops your connection and assigns your computer a new IP address then your current login session will become void and your post will be lost, same goes with closing the browser (or it crashing) as the login session id may have been computed from a recipe of parameters including your login id, time of log in, and some random number. We don't know. There are technologies out there that can handle these issues seamlessly but are often not employed by most social media tools.

The best solution when writing an epic post is to do it locally then paste it into your forum post. Works 100% of the time.

Alternatively, you can cut-and-paste your post into clipboard before hitting the Submit button (as I have just done). If it gets posted then great, if the mods soon delete it then too bad.
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Old 18th Aug 2020, 01:39
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write write write write
........................^ THERE'S A write MISSING FROM HERE. I WANT IT BACK.
More stuff, and even more, and yet mo . .

Go advanced. Nope, it's gone for all eternity.

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Old 18th Aug 2020, 22:24
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I get a "restore auto-saved content" button on the grey box at the bottom of this input box where "auto saved" pops up...
Saw that a few times many moons ago , but not seen since , even though "auto saved" still pops up . Oh well , guess will have to stick with cattletrucks suggestion , which I reckon is standard procedure for most long postings anyway . Just annoying having to do it for short replies as well ,

The best solution when writing an epic post is to do it locally then paste it into your forum post. Works 100% of the time.
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