Do you start over?

@AmbiePam (49059)
United States
May 27, 2009 8:30pm CST
A few hours ago I was replying to a discussion posted by Pyewacket. It was a rather long response, but I finished it and clicked on submit. But it didn't submit, and my screen decided to annoy me greatly. So after not getting it back, I was very annoyed. It took so long to write! So I decided to wait and then post another response later. I was to frustrated to start again that minute! So when that happens on the internet, or even sending an e-mail - it doesn't send if it is an e-mail or post if it is a response - do you start over and type it all in again? Or do you forget about it and move on to the next e-mail, or the next discussion...
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
28 May 09
I hate when that happens. It make me so mad. I usally go back to where I was and reply but it might not be as long as the first time before. I guess because it makes me mad and I can't remember what I had first wrote.
@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
28 May 09
That is what I usually have happen too. It won't be as long as the first time.
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
28 May 09
If I had to go back and start over it would definitely be a shortened version.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 May 09
That happened to me yesterday when I was replying, and it was a long one. Totally lost, I was NOT a happy camper. It's happened before too, although not too often. After if happens I usually copy my longer respnses to my clipboard, just in case they don't post. If there is another 'incident', then it's easy just to paste if to a new response. The only problem is, that after a few days I forget to do this.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
2 Jun 09
I don't copy and paste these discussions though I try and make a "note to self" and copy the long ones. But let's face it...it will NEVER EVER happen in a million years with a discussion we have safely copied and put away...it will only ever happen when we have not taken the precaution. It's only on myLot this happens to me.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I had that problem with MYLOT a lot when I first started. I got to the point, where I always made a copy before I posted it. The problem eventually went away so I no longer do it...but back then it was too frustrating not to do it.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
28 May 09
I've had that happen to me so many times, and I'll usually start it all over again, but I do a shortened version if it was a long one. I was just listing an item on Ebay today, and I had to redo my whole description because I hit something wrong and it was all deleted. The second time I kept copying what I was doing just in case.
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
28 May 09
yes, and for a while after that I copy my response so I don't have to rewrite it again
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@glords (2615)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I would totally forget about it. You are good to go redo all that work. I know I'd be way too irritated. I'd probably shut down the computer and call it a night.
@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I didn't redo it this time!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 May 09
Hey Ambie! I had the same problem with the same discussion! And after the third try I just gave up! I actually was so aggravated that I totally left mylot altogether! I tried to respond to that discussion three times and the same thing happened! That has happened to me many times when responding to mylot discussions but usually they will work sooner or later! But, I just got so annoyed after trying three different times that I closed the windows and left the Lot altogether!
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@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
28 May 09
Maybe mylot has it out for Pye.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 May 09
Aww--sorry to hear that happen--what discussion of mine was it?? Usually I type in a long response first in my text edit processor and then copy/paste it...just in case, though I've never had that happen to me yet where a response goes bye-bye--knock on wood
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@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
28 May 09
Not being able to take your floor, and having to clean it. : )
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
28 May 09
I wait to see if it actually went through on the other end. Sometimes it does, and posts two, three, and four times. Then I feel embarrassed, even though it is not my fault.
@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
28 May 09
Yeah, I forgot to mention I checked that. Because I didn't want to post a duplicate.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
28 May 09
I know how you feel..it totally depends on my mood. sometimes I am okay with it and sometimes not. My best friend and I email everyday....sometimes they don't go through or something happens and I usually wait as I do get frustrated with it....butt if I am feeling more laid back I just write it again.
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@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
28 May 09
I try to save my e-mails every so often. But when I forget...
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
30 Jun 09
Sometimes the same problem happens to me also.I write a long discussion.then because of internet problems the content is not submitted and i get the page load error page.Then when i get the connection back i will again rewrite what i wrote previously in the discussion.Now i work in a smart way when the connection is down.I will copy the contents in a notepad and then paste it when the connection is up.It will help me to save time.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
12 Jun 09
Because something like that happened to me a few times when I first started here, I know always save my responses before posting just in case. In the case of an email I always save sent emails just in case something happens. I am not exactly sure if I would retype a response or not, it depends on how strongly I wanted to participate in the discussion. But of course there is no need because it is saved thus safe :)
@bunnybon7 (36460)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jun 09
i think it depends on how much i wanted to say that. i know that happens to me sometimes and i think, crap! why didnt i copy it first just in case.because it was so long.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
30 May 09
When that happens it is so annoying. If I am doing a long response to a discussion and I remember then I usually copy it before I submit it just in case I lose it. I have never had it happen on email before though but yes I would probably retype a shorter version.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 May 09
I might wait a few minutes, hours or days before starting over again, but I generally do. Sometimes I won't write as much but I'll comment on how it didn't work, etc. I don't like it when it does that but If it's something I want to let known I'll do it. Sometimes If I'm the only who has said it, I type it all out right that second just to get my opinion known. lol. Sounds greedy , but more just anxious.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
29 May 09
That has happened to me a few times here in mylot but not very often. I usually just type it again. Not word for word obviously because I don't remember it all but I try to respond again. But if it were to happen more than once in a sitting here, then I will leave the site and come back later on in the day. I find that sometimes mylot is just too busy and it can take forever to send something to post and so instead of getting frustrated I just go away.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
28 May 09
I have learned - especially in myLot - that if I have taken a lot of time to think through a response/e-mail and I have taken time to write it out nicely then I will copy it before I hit send/post. If I forget - which often happens - I will try to recreate what I wrote, but it usually is not nearly as good as the original was.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
28 May 09
Hi there Ambie Pam. I know what you are talking about and that is so frustrating and annoying... i don't really think that i would manage to write the whole thing all over again, but i would (probably, but not always) try to still respond to the topic at hand.
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@May2k8 (3975)
• Indonesia
28 May 09
I will write it into Ms Word before submit my response, that ever happen on my connection. This is annoying me, when I want to submit then I get my pages error. I could start over if after I check my response not already put in the discussion. So, I try again with copying my words from Ms Word to finish it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 May 09
I will sometimes try again. Most of the time I will wait and do it again later. It really all depends on how much time I have or how strongly I feel I want to respond to that particular discussion. Recently I have been copying the post before I hit send if it is something long like that because I hate it when that happens to me.
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