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I'm not very smart when it comes to electronics and technology, so my question may be a silly one.
When I write something to be posted, it would be nice to be able to hit "save" at some points before I've completed my writing. When I hit the submit button, it first says "saving" but where I live the internet connection is weak and if it blinks off for half a second between hitting submit and it posting...all is lost. I hate it when it was lengthy or well written or both.
I've tried going into "history" and "resent pages" (using cell phone, accessing full site). Nothing there.
Any suggestions?
 
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Write your reply in notepad, wordpad, or Microsoft word first. Then you can copy and paste it into the reply block. If it doesn't work, you can just paste it in again so you don't lose it.
 
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Good suggestion. Thanks Todd!

Edit: I just tried highlighting the first two sentences here and hit "copy". After I hit submit and saw that it posted, I hit " Reply" and paste. That worked. Good to know! Thanks again.
 
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I frequently lose Internet connection while composing replies to posts on permies. My strategy is to leave the "server not found" error on the screen until after I have rebooted the router. Then I hit the "try again" button, which usually brings up the "resend data" message, to which I reply "yes". It usually always goes through successfully. If things are particularly unreliable, I'll use Todd's suggestion, and copy the text of my reply to the clipboard, or to a text editor before hitting the "Submit" button. In other words, I use the permies site for writing the reply, but make a copy of the message just prior to submission.

 
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I often comprise my replies in a word processing app, such as mail, notes, office, etc. I tend to use my mail app where it is easy for me to write my reply, edit it, spell check it. Then I copy it, go back to permies.com and paste it.
 
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Joseph and Su,
Thanks, I'll try that. The ONLY thing bad about living out in the boonies, poor internet and TV signals.
 
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Testing using Notepad. That worked well.
 
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