Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Bill Boehme, Jun 13, 2016.
If you hit the post reply in the empty box it goes away.
It must force a save.
Yep! You got it! I can understand it hanging around for, perhaps, an hour. But any longer than two or three is kinda ridiculous. I swear it was more than 24 hours when I ran into the problem (but I s'ppose I could be wrong). Vote Yes for a cancel button.
Possible solution? To delete the unwanted text as Bill described ( using CTRL-A to highlight all followed by hitting the DELETE key) and then wait until the red "Draft Saved" alert flashes on the screen. Seems like the box would then return to being blank. Ya think?
But would that just add a numbered post that was blank?
I think that perhaps Al solved the problem for us ... if I can manage to remember it. Although I tend to be slothful at times, waiting around for a "Draft Saved" after doing a DELETE is too slothful even for me. I did sloth around for several minutes until I decided that maybe the software doesn't consider an empty editor box as being a draft worthy of saving.
Apologies to Jamie for making sloth into a verb ... an action verb, at that.
Should we take bets on how many times this problem is asked about over the next two or three years? It's the kinda thing you, Al and I can just file the answer to and avoid the aggravation, bet it will drive at least a few members buggy. Quite the oversight in my book (but I still like the forum, have to remember to say that)
Fellow fouum members, can somebody help me with a problem that is driving me buggy. I have searched the forum and haven't found any previous mention of this problem. I started a post and then decided to cancel the post. Later, I started to reply to another post in the thread and the previous post that I had started, but then deleted was still there. I'll bet nobody on the whole internet has seen anything like this before. I called my ISP and they told me to unplug my modem and count to 10,000 and reformat my hard drives, but that still didn't fix the problem. I'm desperate enough to take up segmented woodturning if somebody knows how to solve this problem.
Love the part about modem, and hard drive formatting!
Thar's straight out of the customer support handbook pamphlet.