A Lesson I Just Learned The Very, Very, Very Hard Way About The New Warrior Forum

by Texas_Guns 58 replies
Ouch!

This one HURT.

BIG TIME.

I just spent the last 40+ minutes writing a
MOSTER post about copywriting, with some
internet marketing and huge tips and ideas
tossed into the mix.

It was AWESOME. Words just flowed. It
would have been the post of posts. Seriously,
it was some great stuff. I held nothing back.

I clicked on the submit button.

B O O OO O O O M!

I got a screen saying that I need to login.

Noooo waaaayyyy....

I clicked on the back button... my writing
and all my hard work was GONE.

With the new forum, I had no idea that
you'd be logged out after a certain amount
of time of 'inactivity'.

Lesson:

If you are writing a long post or long reply
to help another Warrior, COPY everything
you wrote and put it into a text doc before
you submit just in case.


Man... it still stings...
#main internet marketing discussion forum #forum #hard #learned #lesson #warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    Ouch! If it helps any, I feel your pain.

    Good tip though and well worth remembering.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kate Anderson
      I keep getting logged out as well. I'm sorry about your post, perhaps you will be able to re-write it, this time using an external editor?

      Would love to read it =)
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
      That sux bro.....

      I can't tell you how many times that has happened...elsewhere that is.

      Man....

      You wanted to throw your computer across the room didn't you
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      • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
        I have an ice bag on my head...

        I've only had that happen one other time
        a long time ago on another forum. Same
        deal... wrote a marathon of a post and
        it timed out.

        Won't let that happen again.

        For those who are copywriters, you know
        what I'm talking about... you just know
        when something is really good....

        Arrrrgghhh!

        And if others got logged out for a split
        second, then maybe my post was just
        so powerful it caused a glitch on the
        server. LOL Need to find a way to
        laugh about this somehow! Oh well.
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        Man let me tell you something, a long time ago I was writing up a report and thought it was just going to be brilliant. I never thought about saving every so often.

        Right when I thought it was good enough the electricity went out. I lost the whole damn thing and just sat there staring at a blank screen in disbelief. Never could get all those words back either, I just went completely blank.

        It stung bad enough that I ALWAYS after that saved every few minutes. Until I found apps that would save every few seconds automatically, like treepad. Now everything I write goes into one of those apps first.

        I never forgot that lesson...

        Allen

        P.S. I also have a habit of of hitting control A and copying every post I write as well. Just in case something goes wrong when I hit submit. I just realized that when I copied this one :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
          Major ouch. It almost feels like you lose a part of your life after losing something like that you've poured that much of yourself and time into.

          Good thing lives grow back.
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          • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
            This used to happen to me but I have a plugin for FireFox that saves any text area you're wrtiing in

            I'm not sure if InFormEnter does it or if I have another one that does it but it's a lifesaver!
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          • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
            I think there's an issue with getting logged out. I come here and it says I'm logged in, then I read a thread and I see the login box as if I'm not logged in.

            Luckily none of my brilliant prose has been lost due to this- someone upstairs must be taking care.
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            • Profile picture of the author dv8
              Haha, I just posted about this same topic on another forum. This happened to me the other day. I was about 40 minutes in when I lost it all.
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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
              If I write a long post for anything I copy it into my clipboard, just in case.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          I learned that lesson one heck of a long time ago - when every button I pushed was always the wrong one. Got to be a habit that if I'm going to write something long, it's wordpad, cut and paste. Also helps with very slow connections.
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        • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
          Originally Posted by admin View Post

          Man let me tell you something, a long time ago I was writing up a report and thought it was just going to be brilliant. I never thought about saving every so often.

          Right when I thought it was good enough the electricity went out. I lost the whole damn thing and just sat there staring at a blank screen in disbelief. Never could get all those words back either, I just went completely blank.

          It stung bad enough that I ALWAYS after that saved every few minutes. Until I found apps that would save every few seconds automatically, like treepad. Now everything I write goes into one of those apps first.

          I never forgot that lesson...

          Allen

          P.S. I also have a habit of of hitting control A and copying every post I write as well. Just in case something goes wrong when I hit submit. I just realized that when I copied this one :-)
          Thanks for the tip Allen.
          Never heard of: Treepad: Personal Information Manager, Notes Organizer, Word Processor, PIM, Database and more!

          All others...

          I appreciate your comments. Hope this helps
          and serves as an important reminder.

          Like Allen, I'll never get those words back.

          But.... I can promise that'll never happen to
          me again!
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          • Profile picture of the author LB
            I also lost work to a power outage.

            I then went and bought one of those big ass office battery backup/surge protectors that will allow the computer to run for about an hour on just battery power.

            About 2 weeks later I was deep in writing mode again when all of the sudden my monitor went blank, the computer shut down and my desk lamp turned off.

            I looked around and realized that the overhead room light was still on. I then remembered my shiny new battery backup and wondered what could of gone wrong...

            Turns out there is a big "kill" switch on it that turns off the power immediately...and my cat was sitting on it.

            True story.
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        • Originally Posted by admin View Post

          Man let me tell you something, a long time ago I was writing up a report and thought it was just going to be brilliant. I never thought about saving every so often.

          Right when I thought it was good enough the electricity went out. I lost the whole damn thing and just sat there staring at a blank screen in disbelief. Never could get all those words back either, I just went completely blank.

          It stung bad enough that I ALWAYS after that saved every few minutes. Until I found apps that would save every few seconds automatically, like treepad. Now everything I write goes into one of those apps first.

          I never forgot that lesson...

          Allen

          P.S. I also have a habit of of hitting control A and copying every post I write as well. Just in case something goes wrong when I hit submit. I just realized that when I copied this one :-)
          I had a techie tell me once to "save early, save often". I've never forgotten that. I DO like the applications that do the saving for you, but I don't have very many of those.

          What does control A do?
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          • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
            Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post


            What does control A do?
            That's what I would like to know too.

            Man... I'm going to coin a phrase for
            this felling and what it's called when
            this happens to someone...

            It makes me feel unplugged... and
            now I have "LoggedOutitus".

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            • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
              Originally Posted by Texas_Guns View Post

              That's what I would like to know too.

              Man... I'm going to coin a phrase for
              this felling and what it's called when
              this happens to someone...

              It makes me feel unplugged... and
              now I have "LoggedOutitus".

              Ctrl+A is select all text.
              Ctrl+C is copy to clipboard.
              Ctrl+X is cut text and put it in clipboard.

              TomG.
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              • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
                Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

                Ctrl+A is select all text.
                Ctrl+C is copy to clipboard.
                Ctrl+X is cut text and put it in clipboard.

                TomG.
                Ahhh... Thanks, Tom.

                I use control V and C all the time,
                but believe it or not, control A is
                new to me. LOL Go figure, I've
                been using a computer since 1996.
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              • Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

                Ctrl+A is select all text.
                Ctrl+C is copy to clipboard.
                Ctrl+X is cut text and put it in clipboard.

                TomG.
                Now I feel REALLY stupid, because that's how I copy/paste (my husband does the right-click thing, instead). It's been a long day, lol.
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              • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
                happend to me allot of time .... to take care of that while you login , check the remember me icon ... and then ... before you submit any of your monster post .. always copy the text , cause you'll never know something like this could happen and .. you just don't feel like writing it all over again ...
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                • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
                  Don't feel bad bro....I recently spent $27 on Elance just to have some dude named Habib set up my profile on this new Warrior Forum..

                  The new forum wasn't designed to be "you'ser" friendly for guys like me...but rather then getting angry..and trying to fight city hall....I got me some out of state help, baby!

                  I kid you not......I spent $27 American Dollars...and he gave me a live signature link too...for no extra charge.

                  Mock me if you wish...but consider this: I have an invoice......for $27 dollars for services rendered.

                  I am the only Warrior who now has a legitimate $27 dollar TAX WRITE OFF--- simply by outsourcing my Warrior profile to India...via my main man Habib!

                  Ignorance is often profitable...and eat your hearts out Techno Gurus!



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                  • Profile picture of the author Amino Zawawi
                    Murphy's law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

                    Too bad, I just hope you get that idea flowing in your head and writing it down again. We'd love to read that!
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                    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
                      This is Microsofts's official list of shortcuts

                      Command Name Shortcut Keys
                      ------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      All Caps CTRL+SHIFT+A
                      Annotation ALT+CTRL+M
                      App Maximize ALT+F10
                      App Restore ALT+F5
                      Apply Heading1 ALT+CTRL+1
                      Apply Heading2 ALT+CTRL+2
                      Apply Heading3 ALT+CTRL+3
                      Apply List Bullet CTRL+SHIFT+L
                      Auto Format ALT+CTRL+K
                      Auto Text F3 or ALT+CTRL+V
                      Bold CTRL+B or CTRL+SHIFT+B
                      Bookmark CTRL+SHIFT+F5
                      Browse Next CTRL+PAGE DOWN
                      Browse Previous CTRL+PAGE UP
                      Browse Sel ALT+CTRL+HOME
                      Cancel ESC
                      Center Para CTRL+E
                      Change Case SHIFT+F3
                      Char Left LEFT
                      Char Left Extend SHIFT+LEFT
                      Char Right RIGHT
                      Char Right Extend SHIFT+RIGHT
                      Clear DELETE
                      Close or Exit ALT+F4
                      Close Pane ALT+SHIFT+C
                      Column Break CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
                      Column Select CTRL+SHIFT+F8
                      Copy CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT
                      Copy Format CTRL+SHIFT+C
                      Copy Text SHIFT+F2
                      Create Auto Text ALT+F3
                      Customize Add Menu ALT+CTRL+=
                      Customize Keyboard ALT+CTRL+NUM +
                      Customize Remove Menu ALT+CTRL+-
                      Cut CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE
                      Date Field ALT+SHIFT+D
                      Delete Back Word CTRL+BACKSPACE
                      Delete Word CTRL+DELETE
                      Dictionary ALT+SHIFT+F7
                      Do Field Click ALT+SHIFT+F9
                      Doc Close CTRL+W or CTRL+F4
                      Doc Maximize CTRL+F10
                      Doc Move CTRL+F7
                      Doc Restore CTRL+F5
                      Doc Size CTRL+F8
                      Doc Split ALT+CTRL+S
                      Double Underline CTRL+SHIFT+D
                      End of Column ALT+PAGE DOWN
                      End of Column ALT+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                      End of Doc Extend CTRL+SHIFT+END
                      End of Document CTRL+END
                      End of Line END
                      End of Line Extend SHIFT+END
                      End of Row ALT+END
                      End of Row ALT+SHIFT+END
                      End of Window ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN
                      End of Window Extend ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                      Endnote Now ALT+CTRL+D
                      Extend Selection F8
                      Field Chars CTRL+F9
                      Field Codes ALT+F9
                      Find CTRL+F
                      Font CTRL+D or CTRL+SHIFT+F
                      Font Size Select CTRL+SHIFT+P
                      Footnote Now ALT+CTRL+F
                      Go Back SHIFT+F5 or ALT+CTRL+Z
                      Go To CTRL+G or F5
                      Grow Font CTRL+SHIFT+.
                      Grow Font One Point CTRL+]
                      Hanging Indent CTRL+T
                      Header Footer Link ALT+SHIFT+R
                      Help F1
                      Hidden CTRL+SHIFT+H
                      Hyperlink CTRL+K
                      Indent CTRL+M
                      Italic CTRL+I or CTRL+SHIFT+I
                      Justify Para CTRL+J
                      Left Para CTRL+L
                      Line Down DOWN
                      Line Down Extend SHIFT+DOWN
                      Line Up UP
                      Line Up Extend SHIFT+UP
                      List Num Field ALT+CTRL+L
                      Lock Fields CTRL+3 or CTRL+F11
                      Macro ALT+F8
                      Mail Merge Check ALT+SHIFT+K
                      Mail Merge Edit Data Source ALT+SHIFT+E
                      Mail Merge to Doc ALT+SHIFT+N
                      Mail Merge to Printer ALT+SHIFT+M
                      Mark Citation ALT+SHIFT+I
                      Mark Index Entry ALT+SHIFT+X
                      Mark Table of Contents Entry ALT+SHIFT+O
                      Menu Mode F10
                      Merge Field ALT+SHIFT+F
                      Microsoft Script Editor ALT+SHIFT+F11
                      Microsoft System Info ALT+CTRL+F1
                      Move Text F2
                      New CTRL+N
                      Next Cell TAB
                      Next Field F11 or ALT+F1
                      Next Misspelling ALT+F7
                      Next Object ALT+DOWN
                      Next Window CTRL+F6 or ALT+F6
                      Normal ALT+CTRL+N
                      Normal Style CTRL+SHIFT+N or ALT+SHIFT+CLEAR (NUM 5)
                      Open CTRL+O or CTRL+F12 or ALT+CTRL+F2
                      Open or Close Up Para CTRL+0
                      Other Pane F6 or SHIFT+F6
                      Outline ALT+CTRL+O
                      Outline Collapse ALT+SHIFT+- or ALT+SHIFT+NUM -
                      Outline Demote ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT
                      Outline Expand ALT+SHIFT+=
                      Outline Expand ALT+SHIFT+NUM +
                      Outline Move Down ALT+SHIFT+DOWN
                      Outline Move Up ALT+SHIFT+UP
                      Outline Promote ALT+SHIFT+LEFT
                      Outline Show First Line ALT+SHIFT+L
                      Overtype INSERT
                      Page ALT+CTRL+P
                      Page Break CTRL+ENTER
                      Page Down PAGE DOWN
                      Page Down Extend SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                      Page Field ALT+SHIFT+P
                      Page Up PAGE UP
                      Page Up Extend SHIFT+PAGE UP
                      Para Down CTRL+DOWN
                      Para Down Extend CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN
                      Para Up CTRL+UP
                      Para Up Extend CTRL+SHIFT+UP
                      Paste CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT
                      Paste Format CTRL+SHIFT+V
                      Prev Cell SHIFT+TAB
                      Prev Field SHIFT+F11 or ALT+SHIFT+F1
                      Prev Object ALT+UP
                      Prev Window CTRL+SHIFT+F6 or ALT+SHIFT+F6
                      Print CTRL+P or CTRL+SHIFT+F12
                      Print Preview CTRL+F2 or ALT+CTRL+I
                      Proofing F7
                      Redo ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE
                      Redo or Repeat CTRL+Y or F4 or ALT+ENTER
                      Repeat Find SHIFT+F4 or ALT+CTRL+Y
                      Replace CTRL+H
                      Reset Char CTRL+SPACE or CTRL+SHIFT+Z
                      Reset Para CTRL+Q
                      Revision Marks Toggle CTRL+SHIFT+E
                      Right Para CTRL+R
                      Save CTRL+S or SHIFT+F12 or ALT+SHIFT+F2
                      Save As F12
                      Select All CTRL+A or CTRL+CLEAR (NUM 5) or CTRL+NUM 5
                      Select Table ALT+CLEAR (NUM 5)
                      Show All CTRL+SHIFT+8
                      Show All Headings ALT+SHIFT+A
                      Show Heading1 ALT+SHIFT+1
                      Show Heading2 ALT+SHIFT+2
                      Show Heading3 ALT+SHIFT+3
                      Show Heading4 ALT+SHIFT+4
                      Show Heading5 ALT+SHIFT+5
                      Show Heading6 ALT+SHIFT+6
                      Show Heading7 ALT+SHIFT+7
                      Show Heading8 ALT+SHIFT+8
                      Show Heading9 ALT+SHIFT+9
                      Shrink Font CTRL+SHIFT+,
                      Shrink Font One Point CTRL+[
                      Small Caps CTRL+SHIFT+K
                      Space Para1 CTRL+1
                      Space Para15 CTRL+5
                      Space Para2 CTRL+2
                      Spike CTRL+SHIFT+F3 or CTRL+F3
                      Start of Column ALT+PAGE UP
                      Start of Column ALT+SHIFT+PAGE UP
                      Start of Doc Extend CTRL+SHIFT+HOME
                      Start of Document CTRL+HOME
                      Start of Line HOME
                      Start of Line Extend SHIFT+HOME
                      Start of Row ALT+HOME
                      Start of Row ALT+SHIFT+HOME
                      Start of Window ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP
                      Start of Window Extend ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE UP
                      Style CTRL+SHIFT+S
                      Subscript CTRL+=
                      Superscript CTRL+SHIFT+=
                      Symbol Font CTRL+SHIFT+Q
                      Thesaurus SHIFT+F7
                      Time Field ALT+SHIFT+T
                      Toggle Field Display SHIFT+F9
                      Toggle Master Subdocs CTRL+\
                      Tool SHIFT+F1
                      Un Hang CTRL+SHIFT+T
                      Un Indent CTRL+SHIFT+M
                      Underline CTRL+U or CTRL+SHIFT+U
                      Undo CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE
                      Unlink Fields CTRL+6 or CTRL+SHIFT+F9
                      Unlock Fields CTRL+4 or CTRL+SHIFT+F11
                      Update Auto Format ALT+CTRL+U
                      Update Fields F9 or ALT+SHIFT+U
                      Update Source CTRL+SHIFT+F7
                      VBCode ALT+F11
                      Web Go Back ALT+LEFT
                      Web Go Forward ALT+RIGHT
                      Word Left CTRL+LEFT
                      Word Left Extend CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT
                      Word Right CTRL+RIGHT
                      Word Right Extend CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT
                      Word Underline CTRL+SHIFT+W


                      They do warn that some of them don't appear to work in Word 2007.

                      Martin
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                      • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
                        Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

                        This is Microsofts's official list of shortcuts

                        Command Name Shortcut Keys
                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        All Caps CTRL+SHIFT+A
                        Annotation ALT+CTRL+M
                        App Maximize ALT+F10
                        App Restore ALT+F5
                        Apply Heading1 ALT+CTRL+1
                        Apply Heading2 ALT+CTRL+2
                        Apply Heading3 ALT+CTRL+3
                        Apply List Bullet CTRL+SHIFT+L
                        Auto Format ALT+CTRL+K
                        Auto Text F3 or ALT+CTRL+V
                        Bold CTRL+B or CTRL+SHIFT+B
                        Bookmark CTRL+SHIFT+F5
                        Browse Next CTRL+PAGE DOWN
                        Browse Previous CTRL+PAGE UP
                        Browse Sel ALT+CTRL+HOME
                        Cancel ESC
                        Center Para CTRL+E
                        Change Case SHIFT+F3
                        Char Left LEFT
                        Char Left Extend SHIFT+LEFT
                        Char Right RIGHT
                        Char Right Extend SHIFT+RIGHT
                        Clear DELETE
                        Close or Exit ALT+F4
                        Close Pane ALT+SHIFT+C
                        Column Break CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
                        Column Select CTRL+SHIFT+F8
                        Copy CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT
                        Copy Format CTRL+SHIFT+C
                        Copy Text SHIFT+F2
                        Create Auto Text ALT+F3
                        Customize Add Menu ALT+CTRL+=
                        Customize Keyboard ALT+CTRL+NUM +
                        Customize Remove Menu ALT+CTRL+-
                        Cut CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE
                        Date Field ALT+SHIFT+D
                        Delete Back Word CTRL+BACKSPACE
                        Delete Word CTRL+DELETE
                        Dictionary ALT+SHIFT+F7
                        Do Field Click ALT+SHIFT+F9
                        Doc Close CTRL+W or CTRL+F4
                        Doc Maximize CTRL+F10
                        Doc Move CTRL+F7
                        Doc Restore CTRL+F5
                        Doc Size CTRL+F8
                        Doc Split ALT+CTRL+S
                        Double Underline CTRL+SHIFT+D
                        End of Column ALT+PAGE DOWN
                        End of Column ALT+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                        End of Doc Extend CTRL+SHIFT+END
                        End of Document CTRL+END
                        End of Line END
                        End of Line Extend SHIFT+END
                        End of Row ALT+END
                        End of Row ALT+SHIFT+END
                        End of Window ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN
                        End of Window Extend ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                        Endnote Now ALT+CTRL+D
                        Extend Selection F8
                        Field Chars CTRL+F9
                        Field Codes ALT+F9
                        Find CTRL+F
                        Font CTRL+D or CTRL+SHIFT+F
                        Font Size Select CTRL+SHIFT+P
                        Footnote Now ALT+CTRL+F
                        Go Back SHIFT+F5 or ALT+CTRL+Z
                        Go To CTRL+G or F5
                        Grow Font CTRL+SHIFT+.
                        Grow Font One Point CTRL+]
                        Hanging Indent CTRL+T
                        Header Footer Link ALT+SHIFT+R
                        Help F1
                        Hidden CTRL+SHIFT+H
                        Hyperlink CTRL+K
                        Indent CTRL+M
                        Italic CTRL+I or CTRL+SHIFT+I
                        Justify Para CTRL+J
                        Left Para CTRL+L
                        Line Down DOWN
                        Line Down Extend SHIFT+DOWN
                        Line Up UP
                        Line Up Extend SHIFT+UP
                        List Num Field ALT+CTRL+L
                        Lock Fields CTRL+3 or CTRL+F11
                        Macro ALT+F8
                        Mail Merge Check ALT+SHIFT+K
                        Mail Merge Edit Data Source ALT+SHIFT+E
                        Mail Merge to Doc ALT+SHIFT+N
                        Mail Merge to Printer ALT+SHIFT+M
                        Mark Citation ALT+SHIFT+I
                        Mark Index Entry ALT+SHIFT+X
                        Mark Table of Contents Entry ALT+SHIFT+O
                        Menu Mode F10
                        Merge Field ALT+SHIFT+F
                        Microsoft Script Editor ALT+SHIFT+F11
                        Microsoft System Info ALT+CTRL+F1
                        Move Text F2
                        New CTRL+N
                        Next Cell TAB
                        Next Field F11 or ALT+F1
                        Next Misspelling ALT+F7
                        Next Object ALT+DOWN
                        Next Window CTRL+F6 or ALT+F6
                        Normal ALT+CTRL+N
                        Normal Style CTRL+SHIFT+N or ALT+SHIFT+CLEAR (NUM 5)
                        Open CTRL+O or CTRL+F12 or ALT+CTRL+F2
                        Open or Close Up Para CTRL+0
                        Other Pane F6 or SHIFT+F6
                        Outline ALT+CTRL+O
                        Outline Collapse ALT+SHIFT+- or ALT+SHIFT+NUM -
                        Outline Demote ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT
                        Outline Expand ALT+SHIFT+=
                        Outline Expand ALT+SHIFT+NUM +
                        Outline Move Down ALT+SHIFT+DOWN
                        Outline Move Up ALT+SHIFT+UP
                        Outline Promote ALT+SHIFT+LEFT
                        Outline Show First Line ALT+SHIFT+L
                        Overtype INSERT
                        Page ALT+CTRL+P
                        Page Break CTRL+ENTER
                        Page Down PAGE DOWN
                        Page Down Extend SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
                        Page Field ALT+SHIFT+P
                        Page Up PAGE UP
                        Page Up Extend SHIFT+PAGE UP
                        Para Down CTRL+DOWN
                        Para Down Extend CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN
                        Para Up CTRL+UP
                        Para Up Extend CTRL+SHIFT+UP
                        Paste CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT
                        Paste Format CTRL+SHIFT+V
                        Prev Cell SHIFT+TAB
                        Prev Field SHIFT+F11 or ALT+SHIFT+F1
                        Prev Object ALT+UP
                        Prev Window CTRL+SHIFT+F6 or ALT+SHIFT+F6
                        Print CTRL+P or CTRL+SHIFT+F12
                        Print Preview CTRL+F2 or ALT+CTRL+I
                        Proofing F7
                        Redo ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE
                        Redo or Repeat CTRL+Y or F4 or ALT+ENTER
                        Repeat Find SHIFT+F4 or ALT+CTRL+Y
                        Replace CTRL+H
                        Reset Char CTRL+SPACE or CTRL+SHIFT+Z
                        Reset Para CTRL+Q
                        Revision Marks Toggle CTRL+SHIFT+E
                        Right Para CTRL+R
                        Save CTRL+S or SHIFT+F12 or ALT+SHIFT+F2
                        Save As F12
                        Select All CTRL+A or CTRL+CLEAR (NUM 5) or CTRL+NUM 5
                        Select Table ALT+CLEAR (NUM 5)
                        Show All CTRL+SHIFT+8
                        Show All Headings ALT+SHIFT+A
                        Show Heading1 ALT+SHIFT+1
                        Show Heading2 ALT+SHIFT+2
                        Show Heading3 ALT+SHIFT+3
                        Show Heading4 ALT+SHIFT+4
                        Show Heading5 ALT+SHIFT+5
                        Show Heading6 ALT+SHIFT+6
                        Show Heading7 ALT+SHIFT+7
                        Show Heading8 ALT+SHIFT+8
                        Show Heading9 ALT+SHIFT+9
                        Shrink Font CTRL+SHIFT+,
                        Shrink Font One Point CTRL+[
                        Small Caps CTRL+SHIFT+K
                        Space Para1 CTRL+1
                        Space Para15 CTRL+5
                        Space Para2 CTRL+2
                        Spike CTRL+SHIFT+F3 or CTRL+F3
                        Start of Column ALT+PAGE UP
                        Start of Column ALT+SHIFT+PAGE UP
                        Start of Doc Extend CTRL+SHIFT+HOME
                        Start of Document CTRL+HOME
                        Start of Line HOME
                        Start of Line Extend SHIFT+HOME
                        Start of Row ALT+HOME
                        Start of Row ALT+SHIFT+HOME
                        Start of Window ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP
                        Start of Window Extend ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE UP
                        Style CTRL+SHIFT+S
                        Subscript CTRL+=
                        Superscript CTRL+SHIFT+=
                        Symbol Font CTRL+SHIFT+Q
                        Thesaurus SHIFT+F7
                        Time Field ALT+SHIFT+T
                        Toggle Field Display SHIFT+F9
                        Toggle Master Subdocs CTRL+
                        Tool SHIFT+F1
                        Un Hang CTRL+SHIFT+T
                        Un Indent CTRL+SHIFT+M
                        Underline CTRL+U or CTRL+SHIFT+U
                        Undo CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE
                        Unlink Fields CTRL+6 or CTRL+SHIFT+F9
                        Unlock Fields CTRL+4 or CTRL+SHIFT+F11
                        Update Auto Format ALT+CTRL+U
                        Update Fields F9 or ALT+SHIFT+U
                        Update Source CTRL+SHIFT+F7
                        VBCode ALT+F11
                        Web Go Back ALT+LEFT
                        Web Go Forward ALT+RIGHT
                        Word Left CTRL+LEFT
                        Word Left Extend CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT
                        Word Right CTRL+RIGHT
                        Word Right Extend CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT
                        Word Underline CTRL+SHIFT+W


                        They do warn that some of them don't appear to work in Word 2007.

                        Martin


                        Here is my favorite SHORTCUT... when my is computer not working......and/or freezing up etc...

                        Yank the power cord out of the wall jack....wait a few seconds to calm down...and plug the bitch back in...and start over again.

                        When my computer freezes...I feel it's taunting me. Baiting me. Screwing with my head!

                        I fight fire with fire....by ripping it from it's power source.....and it's a strategy that literally makes my computer say hey:

                        "I am not gonna screw with Vegas Vince any longer. He's crazy.....and he might replace us with a MAC.."




                        xxx Vegas Vince
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                  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                    Hi,

                    On the subject of Ctrl + functions, one I use a lot when doing tasks repetitively -

                    If you're trying to copy a few words from a passage, and taking your hand off the keyboard and moving them onto the mouse is inconvenient OR using the 'hold left mouse button and drag to highlight' is inconvenient/difficult, use these two -

                    Ctrl + the directional left/right arrow key = move the cursor one word at a time

                    then move the finger on Ctrl to also straddle shift (just above it) and use -

                    Ctrl + shift + left/right = highlight the words one word at a time

                    I can't be bothered to explain the situations where I use this, but I use these two in combination a lot.

                    While we're (not) on the subject, does anyone here use a trackball rather than a mouse? I converted about a year or so ago and haven't looked back...it definitely saves me time doing repetitive tasks.

                    PS Thanks Martin, I need to learn more of these.
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            • Profile picture of the author Nvc
              been there, done that

              specially in ohter game forums wher you quote different parts of someone and end up answering up to 10 small quotes and it dissapears after pressing submitt

              advise is to copy it in the window you writing it in before hitting submit button.....and hope you dont loose powersupply
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        • Profile picture of the author Chipt
          Originally Posted by admin View Post

          Man let me tell you something, a long time ago I was writing up a report and thought it was just going to be brilliant. I never thought about saving every so often.

          Right when I thought it was good enough the electricity went out. I lost the whole damn thing and just sat there staring at a blank screen in disbelief. Never could get all those words back either, I just went completely blank.

          It stung bad enough that I ALWAYS after that saved every few minutes. Until I found apps that would save every few seconds automatically, like treepad. Now everything I write goes into one of those apps first.

          I never forgot that lesson...

          Allen

          P.S. I also have a habit of of hitting control A and copying every post I write as well. Just in case something goes wrong when I hit submit. I just realized that when I copied this one :-)


          The same exact thing happened to me...

          ONCE.

          After that painful "OH NO!" moment, I got the proverbial 'rude awakening' and it's never happened again.

          Although I simply write [or dump stuff] into a NotePad file name 'DateNotes' with 'Date' being today's date, nevertheless I have become EXTREMELY disciplined about doing this any time I am working on something that is, as you say, 'important.'

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  • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
    I type them in word pad FIRST so they are SAFE in my lil machine and then I copy them into the forum and adjust as needed for effect.

    Works well; learned to do that just like what happened to you. I think I cried about it at the time.

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    • Profile picture of the author Michelle Brouse
      Originally Posted by privateye2500 View Post

      I type them in word pad FIRST so they are SAFE in my lil machine and then I copy them into the forum and adjust as needed for effect.

      Works well; learned to do that just like what happened to you. I think I cried about it at the time.

      Melanie
      Killer advice, have had the same thing happen to me, even on the OLD WF. "windows update" while I was busy with kids, and any number of reasons.

      If you're writing a lot, and you want to keep it - start in a word doc, notepad - or something - don't depend on the forum to keep it... that's for sure!

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ellis
    I haven't experienced the time out, and I get inactive for quite some time. I think the forum just went down for a moment, perhaps for an update, which may have logged you off.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyndiek
    I can feel your pain. I hardly ever write anything in the message box. I almost always write in Word and then cut and paste from there.

    Cyndie
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Vince,

      Here is my favorite SHORTCUT... when my is computer not working......and/or freezing up etc...

      Yank the power cord out of the wall jack....wait a few seconds to calm down...and plug the bitch back in...and start over again.

      When my computer freezes...I feel it's taunting me. Baiting me. Screwing with my head!

      I fight fire with fire....by ripping it from it's power source.....and it's a strategy that literally makes my computer say hey:

      "I am not gonna screw with Vegas Vince any longer. He's crazy.....and he might replace us with a MAC.."
      SPLORF!



      I looked and looked, but I couldn't find that one amongst the recommendations from Microsoft...

      I actually use similar methods myself, if I manage not to just take a hammer to it.



      But I need to elaborate on this part -

      Yank the power cord out of the wall jack
      You can't just yank the plug out of the socket - in order for this method to be effective, you MUST actually run across the room with the computer in your arms in order to remove the plug from the wall-socket...
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      • Profile picture of the author JazzOscar
        This thread offers a lot of good advice on saving what you're planning to post ouside of the forum before trying to submit.

        I do it myself, cause it's happened to me too now and then on different forums.

        And, it always seems to happen when you've really put some work into what you've been writing.

        But, what I don't find in this thread, is someone mentioning alternative solutions to the problem. I've been a member of vBulletin-based forums where this has been a big problem, and vBulletin-based forums where it has not been a problem at all.

        So, I'm relatively sure that this can be fixed by changing the value of some vBulletin option, or by applying some more or less wellknown hack to the forum script.

        I don't know what ought to be done, but I'm sure some forum expert knows how to fix this.


        P.S. Oops! Almost forgot to save this post elsewhere before submitting it.
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        • Profile picture of the author minisite911
          ooouuchh.. that must be a big pain in the arsh.

          i did exactly the same thing on my blog once..
          ever since, i've always copy the text before I hit the submit button

          Cheers,
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          • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
            Thanks a lot for dredging up the bad memories I have from a very similar incident!

            I had worked for hours. I created a lengthy document. It was great work. My best stuff. And just when I was almost done... Windows locked up my computer.

            (The theme from "Titanic" begins to play...)

            I could still see part of my precious document on the screen, but couldn't retrieve it. It was as if my document was screaming for me to save it. But I could not...

            Now, whenever I write anything, I not only save the document, I also save a backup of that document! I also have TWO backup hard drives. I'm not giving Windows another chance to bite me in the butt.

            Johnny

            P.S. I think I need to go lay down for a while...
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            • Profile picture of the author ConversionTime
              On those commands for windows I have one to add

              any key on board or any button = possible self destruct, sensure work is backing up as you write like in a wordpress thing, and when you are in that grove:

              Use pen and paper
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  • Profile picture of the author NoBoss
    Originally Posted by Texas_Guns View Post

    Ouch!
    I clicked on the back button... my writing
    and all my hard work was GONE.

    With the new forum, I had no idea that
    you'd be logged out after a certain amount
    of time of 'inactivity'.

    Man... it still stings...
    ======================
    You mentioned a time of "inactivity."
    Could you share just how long that was?

    ...Doug
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    • Profile picture of the author Phnx
      Dear oh dear, I can't believe people still have this problem.

      It's NOT a "bug", it's a "cookie timeout", which most forums have.

      If you really must login and out when you come here - and if there is only you using the computer why bother?? - then when you next login if you check that little 'remember me' box you can take as long as you like being 'inactive' and you won't be logged out.

      If you don't select it, after a certain period, (could be 15 minutes or less) the board thinks you are gone. So if you've been reading a long thread or writing a long post when you next click something the board knows you are back. However, because you didn't click 'remember me' the board has no idea who you are and insists you login again.

      Really, just make sure 'remember me' is selected and it'll remember who you are until you physically logout.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Endres
        I have taken to writing all my stuff in an editor first,.. I really cant stand that experience of loosing a big post like that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
          Touch wood, I have never lost an important post because of this.

          A similar frustration I did have was downloading a massive video file on a slow connection and just before it was completed there was a power cut.

          That was when I installed Download Manager, which has a 'resume download' feature.

          Martin
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            I usually do a quick copy and paste into a text doc before submitting when I write a long one just to be sure ;-)
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            • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
              My 2 year old grandaughter decided it would be fun last night to press the shiny blue button on nana's computer last night

              I lost 2 hours work that I hadn't backed up...

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              • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
                Whenever I write anything, I always CTRL+S every few minutes. Better to be safe than sorry.

                Also make sure you back up your computer, you never know when you will have a problem
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                • Profile picture of the author Chipt
                  OMG, KK, the joys of grandchildren [I have one, Kaylie, who is now 5]...

                  And I do exactly what Bev just said... in fact I hit CTRL+S after every paragraph -- even after every sentence at times -- and the tiny part of a second that it takes for this 'insurance' is neglible...

                  I even unplug my PCs when a storm is coming, and my laptops run on battery power so I don't have to worry about losing data or lightning strikes [and yes I do have surge protection on every PC.]

                  These times that our PC or some website 'betrays' us when we least expect it is one reason IMO that CTRL+S should be our mantra every time we sit in front of out PCs... as well as diligently timed backups.

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                • Profile picture of the author waken
                  I had my Firefox saved my password and auto login everytime I visit here
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                • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
                  That really sucks...I never understood why people would write posts longer then 500 words.....thats like article writing lol.
                  Instead of posting it on a forum I would be mass submitting that long sucker and making some money off of it hehehe.
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                • Profile picture of the author Doug McIsaac
                  I've had the same thing happen on other forums. So I've learned to save early , save often.

                  DOug
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                  • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
                    Funny thing is, even though I knew what I had
                    wrote would get a lot of comments and views,
                    I doubt it would have been as popular as this
                    post! (Although I just KNEW that the post was
                    some of my best writing - still drives me crazy
                    that it's gone forever...)

                    I guess there is a good marketing lesson here
                    for newbies... when you can write something
                    that your readership can relate to, you'll get
                    more views to your articles, blog, site, etc.
                    Plus people will feel compelled to respond
                    especially if they had the same thing happen
                    to them or feel they can offer a great
                    solution. Heck, even Allen responded to
                    the post.

                    For awhile there, I was shocked to see that
                    95% of the people who viewed this post were
                    posting comments.

                    What if you could write blog posts in a niche
                    market that caused a reply rate that high, or
                    a sales letter for a product that converted at
                    just 1/2 that?

                    Test it out.... think about what has happened
                    to you that others can relate to, or do some
                    research on Yahoo Answers to find common
                    issues/problems in the niche you're in and
                    write some articles/blogs about the problem
                    using a unique spin. Basic stuff, but things
                    that I'm sure many of us tend to forget
                    and/or it gets diluted by the 3,281 other
                    things we're doing.

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                • Profile picture of the author Terry Crim
                  I use PSPad, it is a free text and php, css etc... editor. It just doesn't allow you to save every X minutes/seconds but it also saves backup of your work into a seperate backup folder you designate.

                  I had times like what allen mentioned where something happened and POOF.. but I checked the backup folder and damn if there wasnt the most recent version of the work backed up. SWEET!

                  Yeah, when you are writing a LONG post you should use something else OR at the very least copy it ctrl+c to the clip board as you write so in case of something happening you can just paste it back.


                  - Terry
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                  • Profile picture of the author JazzOscar
                    Two solutions for saving during your creation of a post;

                    1. I don't know if everyone have seen that when clicking on UserCP in the menu line, apart from an extended "User Control Panel" menu, you also can see a "Personal Notepad" window, being able to contain up to 65535 characters.

                    And it has a "Save Notepad" button below.

                    Using this solution for drafts should do the trick. I would try to save after the first sentence or so, just to be sure I'm not already logged out when starting on my post. After that you just hit the "Save Notepad" button now and then. Then, If you get logged out during one of your more time consuming thoughts, everything up to the last click on the "Save Notepad" button should have been saved inside WF, just waiting for you to log in again.

                    2. In the "Reply to Thread" window just click

                    Ctrl+A (marks everything in the window)

                    followed by

                    Ctrl+C (copys what's marked to Windows' clipboard)

                    now and then.

                    This method isn't such a good idea if you

                    * use these key combinations to copy and paste inside your post.
                    * your PC crashes or loses power.
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      • Profile picture of the author JazzOscar
        Originally Posted by Phnx View Post

        Dear oh dear, I can't believe people still have this problem.

        It's NOT a "bug", it's a "cookie timeout", which most forums have.

        If you really must login and out when you come here - and if there is only you using the computer why bother?? - then when you next login if you check that little 'remember me' box you can take as long as you like being 'inactive' and you won't be logged out.

        If you don't select it, after a certain period, (could be 15 minutes or less) the board thinks you are gone. So if you've been reading a long thread or writing a long post when you next click something the board knows you are back. However, because you didn't click 'remember me' the board has no idea who you are and insists you login again.

        Really, just make sure 'remember me' is selected and it'll remember who you are until you physically logout.
        Of course it could be done this way, but I've been to vBulletin forums that does not have this problem, even though you don't check "Remember Me", so there must be a way to solve this without evey member having to think about this themselves.

        I suppose that would be a better solution for most members.
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        • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
          Originally Posted by JazzOscar View Post

          Of course it could be done this way, but I've been to vBulletin forums that does not have this problem, even though you don't check "Remember Me", so there must be a way to solve this without evey member having to think about this themselves.

          I suppose that would be a better solution for most members.
          Well for me, even if the 'remember me' is selected,
          I'll still be playing it safe from now on if my post is
          longer than a few sentences.
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