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Lost Posts - 404 Error


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I have lost a post or 6 getting this message:

"Sorry
The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area."

So annoying since it just happened today again, losing me about 20 minutes of ravenous typing.

I had posted about this in another thread and two board members came to my rescue and I would like to share their advice to any others afflicted with this issue:

Cheapy wrote:
If you use Firefox, get this plugin. It's very helpful for those situations, Xenh.
Laithoron wrote:
Agreed, Lazarus has been a must-have extension for these forums since long before now. It's also available for Chrome if you prefer that to FireFox.

How use Lazarus: LINK

Not sure how Lazarus saves me. Maybe I hit back on my browser and it remembers what I just was typing? <ponder>

Just wondering if there is a way to fix it on the board side so such work arounds were not needed.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Lazarus pulls it back if you simply press the back button.

Losing you post used to be a lot more frequent (as in, if you take more than maybe 10 minutes typing it, there wasn't much chance of it posting), so it's not completely out of the realm of possibility that the bug can be squashed. Of course with most programming, past performance is not a cast iron indicator of future sucess...


Just lost yet another post trying to edit a post (using Chrome on a Mac) and when I pressed the back button it put me in confirm form submission, then refresh took me to a place that said I had used more than my 30 attempts (or something like that).

When I finally got back to where I was before Lazarus didn't remember anything new I had just written.

*sigh*


While I'll admit to complete ignorance regarding Lazarus, I must say that in general, if your new-fangled tools don't work, you have to do the job yourself.

You're going to be annoyed as heck with me for saying this, but sometimes, I just feel the need to preach. Xenh, when you type a message, you need to copy it before you try to post. For us PC users, the easiest way to do that is by hitting Control-A, Control-C. I don't know whether those keyboard shortcuts work on Mac, but find the easiest way you can to say "Copy everything". Learn it. Know it. Do it. Live it.

As you're typing your message, every now and then - for example, whenever you pause for thought - you copy your message thus far.

And for a REALLY long story or message, I would even go so far as to suggest that you type it into a text editor and save it to disk. Often.

One day, you'll be glad for forming habits like these. Save your message. Save your sanity.


Aaron Bitman wrote:

While I'll admit to complete ignorance regarding Lazarus, I must say that in general, if your new-fangled tools don't work, you have to do the job yourself.

You're going to be annoyed as heck with me for saying this, but sometimes, I just feel the need to preach. Xenh, when you type a message, you need to copy it before you try to post. For us PC users, the easiest way to do that is by hitting Control-A, Control-C. I don't know whether those keyboard shortcuts work on Mac, but find the easiest way you can to say "Copy everything". Learn it. Know it. Do it. Live it.

As you're typing your message, every now and then - for example, whenever you pause for thought - you copy your message thus far.

And for a REALLY long story or message, I would even go so far as to suggest that you type it into a text editor and save it to disk. Often.

One day, you'll be glad for forming habits like these. Save your message. Save your sanity.

Preaching is always appreciated it, especially when it saves me from a psychotic rampage.

Danke :)

p.s. If you board people could fix this issue I would like that very muchly kktksbai.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Xenh wrote:

Just lost yet another post trying to edit a post (using Chrome on a Mac) and when I pressed the back button it put me in confirm form submission, then refresh took me to a place that said I had used more than my 30 attempts (or something like that).

When I finally got back to where I was before Lazarus didn't remember anything new I had just written.

*sigh*

Did that involve you starting to reply to a thread, leaving it to load many other paizo.com pages in a separate tab (or many separate tabs) for a really long time, then eventually coming back to the original tab and clicking "Submit"?

Basically, we lost track of where you were when you submitted; it's not something easily fixed, and it's not unique to paizo.com. Try to avoid that situation.

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