Time out

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Daisy

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Time out
« on: June 15, 2015, 07:47:19 AM »
Whilst I was writing a post I was interrupted a few times. When I came to preview my post, I got a message that told me I had run out of time and that I must resubmit my post again. As there was no way I was going to write it all again, it was lost.
How do I change the time allowed to write a post? As I am a computer moron, all of my posts take a long time to write.
Daisy :)
Amateur gardener, who has gardened in Surrey and Cornwall, England, but now has a tiny garden facing north west, near the coast in north east Crete. It is 300 meters above sea level. On a steep learning curve!!! Member of both MGS and RHS

royscot

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Re: Time out
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 08:04:12 AM »
Just a thought Daisy and don't know if it would work but if you wrote out your post as a word document and when it is complete right click, copy and paste directly on to your post?

Roy

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Alisdair

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Re: Time out
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 11:40:02 AM »
Daisy, I'm afraid the time out settings can't be changed. Usually it should cope with even quite a lengthy message, though to be on the safe side if you know it's going to take a very long time to write you could always do as royscot suggests. But sometimes while you are writing it, it can happen that your internet connection is interrupted, and then the forum website's system can give you the error message you had. That has happened to me, but not for a few years....
I am sorry you lost all your work: how infuriating!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Daisy

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Re: Time out
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 06:54:03 AM »
Thanks Roy and Alistair. I will try that.
Daisy :)
Amateur gardener, who has gardened in Surrey and Cornwall, England, but now has a tiny garden facing north west, near the coast in north east Crete. It is 300 meters above sea level. On a steep learning curve!!! Member of both MGS and RHS

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Pauline

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Re: Time out
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 08:32:56 AM »
I sympathise, Daisy - it's happened to me too, and I should know better.

It can be annoying working in a word processor first because all you have is your words; you have to add all the forum formatting, links and images later.

Try this while typing in the forum reply box: Hit Ctrl-A (select all) and then Ctrl-C (copy) from time to time, and especially if interrupted or before you preview or post, and make sure you keep redoing it after you copy & paste anything else. If you can do this as a matter of habit it saves a lot of frustration.

By the way, paste is Ctrl-V. And on a Mac substitute Cmd for Ctrl. :)


Ha! I just lost this one and got it back cos I'd followed my own advice! :D


An amateur and a complete novice in mediterranean stuff, attempting to establish a garden in Andros, Cyclades, Greece. We're about 45m above sea level. Steep learning curve? Vertical straight line.

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Alisdair

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Re: Time out
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 06:25:00 PM »
Such a warming feeling, isn't it, Pauline, when one's saved by following one's own advice!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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Pauline

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Re: Time out
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 08:18:08 PM »
Yup!   8)


An amateur and a complete novice in mediterranean stuff, attempting to establish a garden in Andros, Cyclades, Greece. We're about 45m above sea level. Steep learning curve? Vertical straight line.

Daisy

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Re: Time out
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 07:02:53 AM »
Great advice and a giggle.
Thanks, Daisy :)
Amateur gardener, who has gardened in Surrey and Cornwall, England, but now has a tiny garden facing north west, near the coast in north east Crete. It is 300 meters above sea level. On a steep learning curve!!! Member of both MGS and RHS