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Dan Carmichael

1 Year Ago

I Am Soooooooo Tired Of The Bugs

I prepared a reply to a message. I spent time, did lots of typing, and felt I authored a good post.

I hit Submit.

I had timed out. As you may know, when this happens you get the login boxes and a message saying that to post the message you need to log in.

But as you may ALSO know, when you do this (login) the message is not posted. It is lost. And all the time to write it is lost. Hitting back on the browser does no good. It's gone. Poof!

VERY frustrating.

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JC Findley

1 Year Ago

Yupp, I try and copy ANYTHING over a line before I hit enter but don't always remember.

 

Ginny Schmidt

1 Year Ago

I hate that - happens to me alla time. I get sidetracked while I'm typing. If I think I might be going to time out, I open FAA in a second window and do some aimless navigating to keep me alive, go back to my lengthy post and work on it some more, but go do some browsing once in a while. Remembering to copy is probably easier, but it just pisses me off too much to get timed out.

 

Dan Carmichael

1 Year Ago

Yea, well it's happened to me before, too. So I guess it's ultimately my fault for not remembering all the bugs.

 

Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

Check out a firefox addin called Lazarus. it works nicely.
Also, tag, title and caption your images before uploading. That helps you get done with the upload info screen before you get nailed by a random, unexpected timeout.

 

Theresa Tahara

1 Year Ago

I always type anything long in a word processor first then copy and paste it in here.

 

Dan Carmichael

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Greg. Yes, I do that to my images. This time the "gotcha" was in writing a discussion post.

I did not yet look at Lazarus, but I can almost guess what it does by the name. It must raise SOMETHING from the dead! LOL

Ultimately, I think the best way to prevent this is to simply open a text editor and write offline. When you are ready to post, cut and paste. This way, no matter which new pesty, irritating bug FAA tries to ambush you with, it can't.

 

Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

The nice thing about Lazarus is that there is nothing to remember to do. Often I think I'm going to write a simple one-liner comment, and (gasp) 15 to 20 minutes later realize I'm bloviating in pedantic but brilliant prose. And if that time lag is of that magnitude, guess what, when I hit submit, I'm not going to be logged in. A more primitive solution is to Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to save the entire message field before you submit, but even that is easy to forget.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

the one bad thing about lazaurus, is that it has a history of every single thing you typed for months to years. i never really checked to see if there is a clear history every so often feature.

the other cool thing, is that it can remember check boxes, which saves a ton of time on sites with lots of them.

---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

ah, i see now, it removes them after 4 weeks (must be something new because i remember something different). and it replaces numbers in credit card numbers.


---Mike Savad

 

Juergen Roth

1 Year Ago

I love bugs ...

Sell Art Online

 

These are not bugs. Bugs are things that are meant to happen and don't

it's always been a time out of 15 minutes. It's meant to be so not a bug
It has never been meant to remember posted stuff after log in so again not a bug.

These are things you are fed up with, but not bugs

Juergen, THOSE are lovely bugs!

 

Ginny Schmidt

1 Year Ago

Yes, I like Juergen's bugs too - I never thought that this time out thing is a bug because a bug is a mistake and this happens on purpose - which makes me dislike it even more. There is no logic to it whatsoever, considering other sites I belong to can remember me for months and as soon as I open the window it says HI, Virginia!

 

Luis Santos

1 Year Ago

I am having an issue on the preview of the picture and also zoom, anybody else? check the following

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-beach-umbrella-luis-santos.html

 

Dan Carmichael

1 Year Ago

@Beth,
"These are not bugs. Bugs are things that are meant to happen and don't

it's always been a time out of 15 minutes. It's meant to be so not a bug
It has never been meant to remember posted stuff after log in so again not a bug.

These are things you are fed up with, but not bugs "


Please re-read my original post. It is indeed a bug.

I am not talking about the 15 minute time out as the cause of the problem.

I am talking about the login screen that is displayed after you write a post and press submit after you have timed out.

On that screen it says if you log in, the post will be submitted.

The information on the login screen is in error. If you do login, the post is not submitted. It is lost.

That is a bug, or at minimum, misleading information.

By your own definition above ("Bugs are things that are meant to happen and don't") that is a bug. The systems says the post will be submitted, but it is not.

To be accurate, the screen should read:

"You have timed out. Please login again. The post you attempted to submit has been lost. Please write it again."

So in deference to your reply, I will correct myself and say:

I am tired of the bugs and/or inaccurate, misleading directions or information.

 

Michael Hoard

1 Year Ago

Hello its happened to me as well, but FAA is no the only place, other application take a time out if you do nothing at all and you lose everything there and have to restart, most of those might give you an time warning when to complete forms etc. Good suggestion about doing it in WP and saving it and then copy and paste. Cheers Michael Hoard

 

Michael Hoard

1 Year Ago

Luis played a little trick on us. That photo is not suppose to enlarge. but its protected by the green anti removal thumbnail.

 

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