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#1 Cheater

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:22 AM

For the umpteenth time, yesterday a member indicated he'd written a long post and for whatever reason it got lost and he had to type it all out again.

 

IP.Board has an auto-save function that can restore text that didn't get posted to the forum. This is a tutorial on how to use the auto-save function to restore post content.

 

First, be aware that you have to immediately work to restore your content when it gets lost. The system saves what you last typed, so if you go elsewhere and make another post or reply, your lost text will not be available to restore.

 

Lets say I'm making a post about the auto-save function...

 

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A few seconds after I create a new post and enter my text (I don't know the exact length of time, but it isn't long), IP.Board auto-saves the text in the text field, as indicated by the note that will appear at the lower LH corner (outlined in red in this illustration).

Perhaps I forget to post it and click to go elsewhere, then notice that my post never made it to the forum.

If I immediately go back to the same place (forum or subforum) and start a new thread with the same title (and IP.Board will prompt you to click to insert that title after a few characters), the posting screen will indicate in that same lower LH corner that auto-saved content is available.

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If I click on "View Auto Saved Content", a pop-up opens to show it.

 

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To restore the text to my new thread's text field, I simply have to click on the "Restore Content" button. And to make sure this time I click to actually post it to Slotblog.

 

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This function works basically the same way when making a reply to an existing thread.

 

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 07:11 PM

Thanks, Cheater. Appreciate the help.
 
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Posted 21 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

Is this feature on an Android phone in the desktop mode?

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:22 PM

I don't have an answer for you on that question, Mike. You'll just have to give it a try.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:33 PM

I tried to replicate the issue here, and I don't get anything in the lower left part of the page.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:38 PM

Well, I just tested it and it does look like the auto-save function is not working right now for some reason.

I'll see what IPS support can tell me.

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