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Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

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Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

Postby Wizard9999 » 11 Aug 2015, 17:32

Twice in two days I have had the same problem with posting. I start a post, then open aother window on my iPad, for example to find a link I want to put in the post. When I return to the window where I have started typing a post the entry has been cleared and cannot be recovered :o , so I have to type it again. I know I can save a draft, but the save and reload process is IMHO a PITA. Surely this can't be how it should work?

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Re: Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

Postby Andyp » 11 Aug 2015, 20:09

Can't begin to imagine what is happening there Terry. Do you only use the iPad for forum posts as I suspect it is an iPad issue. Any other users with the same experience?


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Re: Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

Postby TrimTheKing » 11 Aug 2015, 21:46

I think it's just the way iPad's work in that they refresh the page when you come back to it, and the page doesn't have your text in by default, hence it disappears.

Only way I can suggest to mitigate that is to tap on a word to bring up the on screen menu, click Select All and copy the text, that way when you go back if it's disappeared you can just paste it back in.

Not ideal but will save you losing it.

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Re: Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

Postby RogerS » 11 Aug 2015, 22:47

Or edit the complete reply in any text editor/notepad. Then simply cut'n'paste into the Reply box.
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Re: Really annoying tendency to lose text in post

Postby Commander » 15 Aug 2015, 21:18

In my opinion the iPad is good for reading, less good for posting and frankly terrible for making complicated posts, so I start up the laptop if I wanna do more than reading or basic posts. M2CW... :ugeek:
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