You will do that question again..

@ruby222 (4848)
July 16, 2008 5:20am CST
Ive just written quite a lengthy question out,and I got to the end,and pressed submit..and it clears the question totally,and says Please modify your text,only standard punctuation to be used..or some such words!!Maybe the question was too lengthy?but this is about the sixth time this has happpened to me..now im going to sit in the corner and cry!!
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@paid2write (5202)
16 Jul 08
I've never seen a message like that at myLot. Was your punctuation not standard? I have seen many posts with excessive use of! and? or a lot of dots. Maybe myLot is trying to cut it out as it is against the guidelines to use 'excessive punctuation'. Perhaps myLot has just installed an automatic system to spot repeated punctuation signs. I always highlight and copy my post before I submit, as occasionally my words get lost in cyberspace, if a page fails to load. Then I can go back and paste in my post and resubmit it without having to rewrite all of it. I don't think length is an issue as myLot asks us Please be as descriptive as possible. Please come out of the corner and stop crying ruby dear, I don't think myLot means to hurt you.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I think sometimes there is a problem with a very long post. I tried posting a long one 3 times, only to not have it go through. So, I decided to post it in 3 different posts, and they all went through. Don't have a clue as to why these crazy things are happening on here. I've lost lots of posts, but I have reached my 500, so I am now able to copy and paste and you will find me doing that more and more. I hate to type a nice comment or discussion only to have it disappear in thin air.
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@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
Thanks for the help there,I am a prime culprit at the punctuation thingy,im always exclamating,its sometihng that i cant resisit doing,it just seems to add expression to conversation,but if I have to learn to live without it then so be it.But thankyou for ou help.
18 Jul 08
Yes it made me well mad too,there I was typing away and then it wouldnt accept the question.So so annoying.
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@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
Oh well then Ella we are both in the same boat arent we!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
16 Jul 08
HI ruby, I know how it feels when that happen..I have different mood when that happened to me..When I am alive in the day, I will take a deep breath and do it again, but when I am quite down, I will be pissed off and forget about it.. I will take a break and when I am ready, do it again!
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@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
Good idea Che..thanks.
@gemini_rose (16194)
16 Jul 08
It does it to me sometimes too, and sometimes it does it when I am just responding and I cannot respond to nothing. I think it must be a glitch or something, I have not had it for a while but it is really frustrating when it happens.
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@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
I know Rose,a tad frustrating,but I will get over it,theres no keeping me down ou know!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jul 08
Get thee to the Cellar restaurant Ruby. Then, fortified, come back and kick bottoms! You could always save your text before submitting. I get thrown out of myLot so often now that I do it almost automatically.
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@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
Yes U could,but im not going to go to those lengths!I will try exercising my brains a little more,never worry.
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Ruby please don't cry. It happened to me too. I got annoyed, because it's not easy to write a long post. You have everything covered then all of sudden, everything dis-appears. I still continue with my post but not all the necessary part 'coz i can't remember it anymore. It happen from time to time. I think i already get used to it.
@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
Its just being able to remember what you have typed in the first place!!its fine to type it once lol,but twice is pushing the brain power a little bit too much!
@GreenMoo (11842)
16 Jul 08
You have my sympathy Ruby. There is nothing more frustrating than a website that thinks it is cleverer than you are and won't let you do what you want. I went through a stage on myLot where I could copy ever text I wrote in preparation for having to paste it again if my Lot deleted my response, but it seems to have sorted itself out a bit now. Don't sit in the corner for long. Kicking the computer desk is far more satisfying.
@ruby222 (4848)
18 Jul 08
And what if there is no computer desk? I ask you that?no im not too bothered really,its just moreso annoying that anything else ,but im sure that I can live with it Moo my dear.
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