Do you type directly on mylot comment page?

Philippines
December 2, 2011 6:07pm CST
I used to type directly on the comment page of mylot and just hit submit response easily. But I experienced losing my response because it was not posted due to internet interruption or any other reason. So I have to type everything again and I don’t really like that. So one day, I just decided to type my discussion and responses on MS word first, then I would just copy paste it n mylot comment page. It is easier that way and when I have problems with the posting, I can easily paste it again without typing all over again. How about you mylotters, have you lost a response? Do you type directly on the comment page or do you do as I do? Share your stories.
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@millertime (1398)
• United States
3 Dec 11
I've lost content in the same way. If the page doesn't load or I lose my connection temporarily, it just disappears. Now, I still type in the comments box but before I hit the post response button, I just highlight and copy the text. That way I have it on the clipboard to paste back in if the post doesn't go through. It's an easy way to make sure I don't lose the text and I don't have to have another program running.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
Yes I type directly in the comment box and yes I do lose some responses made due to errors with the internet connection. but your idea is actually good. but isn't there something that prevents you from easly copy+paste you work? well I'm a newbie so I don't really know that much but can you tell me how do you do that copy+paste thing?
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
3 Dec 11
Yes, thats the wonderful wireless connection. I still say that connection to cable is the best. Thats my goal to have cable connection once again. I often wonder how connection with satilite is. I have also lost postings due to that lost connectiopn. What i do, if i remember, is copy. So if connection is lost i can return, if possible, and paste it in the second time around. If i cant connect again and i feel it was important i then have to save it on a notepad and post it later whn i can get connected.
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• United States
3 Dec 11
It depends on the length. If I anticipate a long blow hard response (from me) I'll put it in my Open Office and transfer when done. Otherwise, I take my chances..And yes, it has happened to me as well..Enjoy!
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@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
3 Dec 11
Initially I had to type directly on the comment page of mylot as unless you have crossed the mark of 500 postings in mylot, you are not allowed to copy and paste in mylot. But as soon as I crossed over that bar of 500 postings in mylot, I always type first, especially in case of discussions started by me on microsoft word and then follow the technique of copy and paste. It reduces my expenditure on the Internet and also I can afford more time in thinking for expressing myself on the topic.
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@ritanoot (124)
• Israel
3 Dec 11
I'm a newcomer here so i can't paste and copy. When mylots accepts that i will write on words' because i usually write with great letters its easier for me. My eyes are not very good and so they didn't have to efforts to much
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@devi53 (348)
• India
3 Dec 11
Hai red, i am typing directly to the comment page, in rare cases i lost my response due to the power failure otherwise there is no problem to me i think it is better to type directly instead of typing in MS word and pasting to this.
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• India
3 Dec 11
I mostly uses to type directly into mylot comment box. I doesn't do it because it will be really tough to do it. I usually post direct into mylot by typing the response into comment box. For correction I used to read the content with two or more times. What about you friends ?
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• Philippines
3 Dec 11
For comments on discussions, I just write directly on the comment page (just like what I'm doing right now :) ), because I have to read the topic at hand from time to time so as not to make unnecessary wordings. For posting topics, I sometimes write in MS word, just to compile some line of thoughts.
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 11
I was used to back up my response before pushing that "post response" button. But now, I won't be bothered to do that anymore. If it was lost due bad internet connection, then, just lost..
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@derek_a (10902)
3 Dec 11
Yes, I used to get problems like this on the site from time to time, but recently, I don't seem to have that problem. I have used Word to type out responses first in the past, but I don't find I have to do this anymore. Mind you, Word will correct my typos where they don't get corrected on here. But it is a challenge I guess.. _Derek
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
I type my response directly to the comment page. But before I hit the post response button. I see to it that I press CTRL+A and CTRL+C. So just in case I encountered loose of Internet connection. I can just hit CTRL+V to lessen the re-typing. I can also make hard time re-thinking what I initially typed.
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@chrisding (141)
• China
3 Dec 11
yes,i type directly but then the net the not good,maybe i will type two times.
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@dodo19 (34291)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Dec 11
Yes, I do type on the mylot comment page. It has happened that I've lost some comments as well. I'm sure that it's happened to a lot of people.
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@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
I write directly on the comment box. Since the first day I joined here, I never experienced that my response is lost. What I've experienced before was my response was posted twice. I think it is because of slow connection. I thought it was not posted so I type it again. Later I found out that it was posted twice.
@Porcospino (19596)
• Denmark
3 Dec 11
I write directly on MyLot, but I always copy my discussion, response or comment before I post it. If I lose my internet connection I go back and paste the things I have written into the box and try again. I am have a wireless internet connection and it is very unstable, that is the reason why I copy my response or comment every single time. If I didn't do that I would have to start over many, many times and that is pretty annoying when I have just written a long response.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
3 Dec 11
I type directly into mylot. Yes, there have been a few instances where I have lost my comment because of a glitch. I do not like that at all, but it can happen. Those who tend to write discussions about a page long must really hate this.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
3 Dec 11
I also do in the same way. type directly on comments page based on the discussion. My priority is to be post briefly what I want to say. Maximimum length of response posted by me may be 15 lines or so. I have not faced problems while making mylot postings. good day.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
8 Jul 12
That can be so frustrating! I notice a lot of times that when I post a response sometimes the page freezes and then I just have to go to the previous page and then hit post again. It saves me the trouble of retyping the entire response. I don't know if this is the same kind of problem you are having, but it works for me. Have a great weekend!!!
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
5 Jul 12
I still type directly in the comment page or box but I copy the entire response that I have before I hit the post response button so that in case it will get lost I still have a copy and just paste it again. But sometimes if I have something in my mind and doesn't have time to go online in MyLot I put my thoughts in a notepad for me to paste it later.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
6 Jun 12
No, not usually. Before I hit 500 I lost my share of comments, as well as responses and discussions. It drove me nuts! So now I tend to type out my posts in a separate program and copy it on here. Sometimes I make them out directly on the page itself, if it's only a few words, but I still try to remember to copy it..just in case. Happy mylotting!