To anyone with more than 500 posts...

@santuccie (3374)
United States
July 24, 2008 1:32pm CST
I strongly suggest you type all your posts in Notepad or Word, then copy-paste it into the submission box. MyLot seems to be having technical difficulties again, and I had to login three times just to get one post to go through. If you have yet to reach 500 posts, I feel for you in the meantime. I wanted to walk away from myLot more than once in the past, after sitting and typing for a good half-hour, only to find that myLot had forgotten my login information, and all my work was down the drain. So remember your Notepad if you have 500 posts. And if you're not there, hurry up and get there! Happy myLotting!
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31 responses
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
I'm far from that threshold, but even I have to relog because of that so called technical difficulties. Anyway nice count 1747? You got a big mind there. Ok Happy myLotting too!.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
24 Jul 08
LOL, I've been here for over a year. Thanks for the compliment, though. Nice to meet you!
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@Stiletto (4584)
24 Jul 08
Oh tell me about getting logged out!! I am so sick of having to log in again and AGAIN!!! Anyway, I've reached the stage now where I automatically copy what I've typed before I post it just in case I get that irritating log in screen after I submit the comment. I've tried ticking the "remember me" box but it doesn't seem to make any difference. It must be so annoying for those with less than 500 posts.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
24 Jul 08
We're on the same page. Thank you for your response!
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@Stiletto (4584)
27 Jul 08
- it just happened again as I was about to post this!! I get up to answer the telephone, the call takes all of two or three minutes and it signs me out!!! Thanks for BR anyway
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• United States
24 Jul 08
i have 20 posts so far. Haha! ^^
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
24 Jul 08
That's 20 closer to 500. You'll get there. Welcome to myLot!
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@Talal159 (147)
• Oman
24 Jul 08
I am still far away from 500 posts
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Don't worry, you'll get there sooner than you think. In the meantime, I see you're about to break 100. When you do, you'll get a colored star next to your username. Welcome to myLot!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I had that problem yesterday and for some reason after I signed in, my response was still so I had not lost it. Must of been a glitch but thanks for the heads up.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I have not been having a problem since the first update last week sometime. I did just write a bunch of new discussions in word because it was storming a bit here and my internet was down. When it came back up I started the discussions.
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@movicont (495)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Oh gods, it is extremely annoying when I find that an extremely long post of mine was eaten up in the posting process. I remember just a few hours ago I posted attempting to help someone resolve problems with meta tags on their website, and I discovered that myLot refused to accept html tags. (They could just encode the less than and greater than signs instead of stripping them out altogether!) It erased my entire post and I had to rewrite it all over again (as I hadn't thought I would need to save).
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@movicont (495)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Yeah, they really should save the data! And thanks, I guess I'll just work hard till I get there. :]
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
25 Jul 08
Thanks for the valuable information you have given.there were times i used to type a message and it never got posted on mylot.then i had to write the whole message again.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
My pleasure. And thank you for your response. It sure is frustrating when that happens, isn't it?
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
Hi Santuccie, they have put a timer now in this site, probably to discourage malicious individuals from exploiting open connection. So this auto-logout is actually for our protection and like any anti-malicious things the normal user take the extra burden. What I did here is check the remember me check box when I log in so that it will not ask me every time. Now this is my dilemma, if my assumption is right did I render the protection useless? I do log out when I turn my browser off. But there are times that I leave my browser on for a long period.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hi ferdsNK, In this case, I don't think it was security related. I had typed out a post in Notepad, and was trying to paste it into the submission box. I would login, and when I went to paste, I would get the 500 post bit. I had to re-login three times before it went through. It's a bug. This was the first time I ever experienced something like this, and it hasn't happened since I started the discussion. But myLot has a history, and this problem was present when I was a newbie, before I'd reached 500 posts. And the "remember me" box doesn't seem to fix the problem in my case. Fortunately, since I've reached 500 posts, I have a safety net. Thanks for the response!
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
25 Jul 08
I have crossed my 500 posts but still now i'm not able to copy and paste it from a notepad nor from word, i heard people who have crossed 500 can do it but i'm unable to do it !!!
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@liquorice (3901)
25 Jul 08
Ooh, that's strange. You've got nearly 700 now, so you'd think it would let you by now! What happens when you try? Is it still giving you the message about how you can't copy and paste until you reach 500 posts? If so then something's gone a bit wrong and maybe you should contact myLot.
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
i havent reach 500 posts yet. my progress is really slow, but i know, am getting there.. very soon. hehehe guess, i'll just have to participate more in the discussions. i am currently working and i can only post around 10 or less a day..but come my day off i'll post as much as i can and earn as much as i can as well. for me, there are no better ways spending free time than being here in mylott. you get to interact, hone your writing skills and best of all, you get to earn!!that's just cool!:)
@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
You call it like you see it; myLot has everything to offer. Just 58 more posts to go! I look forward to seeing more of you around. Your post is meaningful, and you have such a pretty face. Love that smile! Happy myLotting!
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
thanks santuccie!:) yep, guess i'll be spending more and more of my free time here.. happy mylotting to you my friend.:)
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have never once had a problem with this in all of my more than 3000 posts here on myLot. I think myLot is so large that it has more than one server, because I notice a lot of the time when people have a problem with things like this, there are others of us that have no problem whatsoever. I'm thinking that one (some?) servers may be having a problem and others are not. If you continue to have the problem, try logging out of myLot and logging back in again. You might get on a different server and possibly solve the problem.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I think you are right about the servers. I never used to have that problem...until the last upgrade. Now it keeps me logged on all day some days and other days it logs me out several times a day. I have learned to glance up at the upper left corner of my screen now before I post anything to be sure I am still logged in. That makes it unnecessary to type my post first in Word and then copy/paste it later into Mylot. It has caught me off guard a couple of times, but usually not as it is a habit now.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
You're right. I'm sure myLot has more than one server in order to accommodate up to 137,460 users. The only kind of server I know of than can handle several thousand requests from moment to moment is a DNS server, and that's just to resolve URLs to IP addresses. The "remember me" checkbox helps a lot (although it's not foolproof), but in the meantime, I fortunately have my fail-safe. Thanks for the response!
@mayka123 (11091)
• India
25 Jul 08
I have not yet tried copy-paste as yet. Am still enjoying typing all my posts and discussions directly.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
You can do that too, but when you're done, at least copy everything to the clipboard. That way, if the unexpected should happen after you've spent half an hour typing a nice, long post; you won't be pulling your hair out. Thanks for the response!
@mayka123 (11091)
• India
3 Aug 08
That is very good advice but I think after I end up puling my hair a couple of times I may start copy/pasting.
@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
25 Jul 08
That's also the reason why I want to get to 500 posts as fast as I can. I like to type my texts in another program than directly on a website, but MyLot doesn't allow it. Oh well, still 90 posts to go and I'll be able to do it. Have a nice day
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Is that milestone in view yet? You're almost there! Thank you for your response, and a good day to you too.
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@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
25 Jul 08
I have to work on it. But next week the children are three days with my grandmother, so I have the time to work on it. I know I will get to 500 then. Have a nice day
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I've been doing this since I hit the 500 mark! I lost a few discussions and responses when I was below 500, which I found very frustrating especially when I put a lot of effort into my posts. I too wanted to walk away from mylot because of it, but I stuck with it, and before I knew it I was allowed to copy and paste.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
26 Jul 08
And isn't it great to be here? Friends have gotten me to join PaidForum, DormCheck, Yuwie...even MySpace. Every one of them is so impersonal compared to myLot. It's hardly perfect, and less so IMO since the "upgrade." But it just doesn't get any better than this.
@liquorice (3901)
25 Jul 08
I feel very lucky that I'm not having these problems. I suppose I'm not leaving myLot idle for very long, maybe that's why. It must be very frustrating to lose posts and have to type them over and over again. But if I find it happening to me I'll remember what you said and start using Notepad. I like your encouragement; "hurry up and get there!" - that made me laugh ! It's like your saying that to get over the technical problems people should simply get up to 500 posts, and problem solved!!
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@rup011 (726)
• Germany
25 Jul 08
I have a long way to go. I think it will take a long time for me to reach 500 posts. But thanks for the tip anyway. Once i reach the 500 posts mark and I am able to copy paste, I will definitely remember what you said. By the way, how long did it take for you to reach 500 posts mark? For me I am not even half way. I guess I may need few more months to reach that level.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Ooh, I don't remember. I think I reached it within the first month or two. A helpful strategy is to check your interests tab. I could go help out a bunch of people in the computer forums if nothing else looked good. It's been over a year since I joined, possibly close to two years. I'm busier now than I was then, so I've slowed down a bit. But I make the time when I can. Happy myLotting!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I will do that when myLot has its difficulties. Right now with all my tabs open, I do not want to write on notepad more than i have to, because I use notetab and it has tabs as well. I have myLot open all the time, so I do not have to log in. What I do is that I use Firefox. So far the technical difficulties have not occurred, but I will keep Notetab open when it does happen.
@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Cool stuff, NoteTab. I'd never heard of it before now. I think it might be time for an upgrade. Cheers!
@mandykaren (2040)
25 Jul 08
yes its been very frustrating for me.. about 3 times now i lost a discussion, i couldnt be bothered to have to type it out again so i gave up.. i understand this copy paste rule due to spammers, but come on, i think 500 posts is a bit much, surely by time you got as many as me with star that should be good enough to show i am good mylotter i wanted to help someone with a url to a good site that needed and i couldn't even copy it into here as it was too long. Anyway at moment i am just sticking with responding. i still have some time to go before i reach 500. Finding it hard at times to even find a discussion to respond to
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I agree with you. I usually just respond as well; I haven't started very many discussions of my own. And this is my very first discussion that has gotten more than 20 responses! Like you, I can't respond to just anything. I have to be somewhat interested. Thankfully, there's over 100,000 people here. Check out your interests tab and see what you find. Happy myLotting!
• India
25 Jul 08
hi dear, thanks for the advice however i do not have any such problem I have crossed 500 posts and its fine. Could it be the net connection that is giving such a problem or is it my lot? well to be on the safe side i do think it is a good idea. thanks
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hi, It's myLot. Session cookies last longer if you check the "remember me" checkbox, but every now and then it just fumbles. If my Internet connection cuts out for a moment, the bubble pops up upon restoration. And that happens maybe once a day, if that. Anyway, my pleasure. I'm glad you haven't had any problems, but better safe than sorry. ;) Cheers!