I Learned My Lesson

Canada
October 21, 2015 8:09am CST
Yesterday I wrote a discussion about my man and his cooking. He is an artist with food. I added a photo and when I pushed the submit button I got a huge error message and my WiFi disappeared. I had no Computer. I reset the computer but still had no way to go anywhere on it. The WiFi was not working. Tried my iPad and nope, nothing would open. I made a sign for the last craft show that says "To My Children: Don't make fun of me because I ask you for help with the computer. I taught you how to use a spoon. And it sold..(I'm not alone) So I called my son who has the same computer that I have (a Mac) and ask for help. He had me pushing buttons and unplugging and re-plugging things attached to the computer and finally said give it a rest and let me know in an hour if its still out. In an hour it was back on line and I was a happy camper again. I looked on myLot and the discussion was not there so "sigh" I will attempt to write it again later. Has this ever happened to you on this web site? Just curious... I'm hoping it was a fluke. The title is "I learned my lesson" because my last post was about politics. I won't be doing that again - ever! I Promise! I would like to thank the 4 friends who read my last post. It"s hard to understand if you don't live here in Canada and a lot of people don't like politics anyway. Like I said, no more politics from me. I just read a discussion about privacy. The photo on this post is my front yard full of trees in the fog. I have lots of privacy I hope you all have a great Wednesday. I will enjoy reading your discussions as always today.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 15
Nothing like this happened to me on this site. I do not believe it was due to the picture of anything like this. I think it was a momentary wi-fi problem.
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• Canada
21 Oct 15
I believe you are right. It eventually came back so I'm happy.
@PhredWreck (6051)
21 Oct 15
Uploading a photo, regardless of size, wouldn't make your computer shut down or lose the WiFi connection. You would simply get an error message if the photo didn't work for some reason. I have seen nothing on the site specifying photo size or format, so I can't really say what may cause an error, but as for the WiFi problem, that was definitely not from myLot.
3 people like this
21 Oct 15
I did just experience a runtime error through trying to upload a photo that was too big, but didn't have the other trouble you experienced. I used a program to change the photo properties and it loaded fine then.
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• Canada
21 Oct 15
I thought I already commented on your comment but if I did its gone. I know now that it was a local problem with the satellite WIFI. I just hope it doesn't happen again. It was frustrating not being able to get back on. Patience is not one of my virtues.
• Canada
21 Oct 15
@PhredWreck I have an editing program to make the photos smaller, the one yesterday had already been reduced so I'm pretty sure it was not the cause of my computer troubles.
@Juliaacv (32377)
• Canada
21 Oct 15
I'm glad that you got things up and running again. yesterday, while the watched the early morning news coverage regarding our new prime minister I felt very very proud to be a Canadian. And although I dislike reading about politics, that was a feeling and it was a good feeling.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
I am happy he will replace Harper. I think he will surprise a lot of people and be a great one.
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@Juliaacv (32377)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate He sure does have his work cut out for him after so many years of the previous government. It is kind of sweet that a boy who grew up as a PM's son will now fill those very shoes himself. I have high hopes for him.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
@Juliaacv Me too, I think he will do a great job.
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• United States
21 Oct 15
bless yer heart. since att&t moved into these parts the net out here's been iffy 't best. i'm with ya 'n when i get stumped with these puters, i holler't my eldest son. i reckon since he's now in his 30's its alright to roll 'is eyes 't me?? glad'ja got it up 'n runnin', most frustratin' when ya got schtuff ya wanna do'n these thingies. politics 'n religion're kinda dangerous territory. big hugs 'n that's a gorgeous view 'f yer place!
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
My son will be 40 next birthday. Daughter is 45 and the baby just turned to 34..... Good golly I'm old...
• United States
22 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate lol, i reckon we'll be ol' together coz my young'uns aint that much younger'n yers.
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@bluesa (14207)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct 15
I clean missed that discussion, I do not mind talking politics at all, it is good to know what is going on in other countries around the world. I did not get the size of my photo right the first time I tried to load a pic, so only my discussion showed. I am glad all is okay with your Mac. You have a lovely front yard! Have a great Wednesday too. :-)
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• Canada
21 Oct 15
I looked again today on the rules looking for the size of the photo and couldn't find any info. Do you know where to look?
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@bluesa (14207)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate , I'm not certain of the size photos should be, I just know that once I cropped my photo once, it loaded without a problem, and I could edit it into my discussion that did go through. I am not certain where to find info on photo size, maybe @owlwings would know?
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21 Oct 15
@bluesa The old site required a photo to be less than 5 MB but there is no place showing the info in regards to photo uploads right now.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Oct 15
I've never had that happen before. That is really strange but I'm glad that you were able to get back online.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
It happened this morning again, booted me right off the site and the computer had to reboot. Will have my son look at this site when he comes home. Have no idea why it happened, I was just commenting when it happened. Now I'm worried
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate I wonder if you have some kind of virus? Hopefully your son can figure it out and fix it for you.
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• Canada
27 Oct 15
@simone10 I have a Mac - that expensive Apple computer, a gift from my kids that doesn't get viruses. I will be asking my son about this the next time he comes home.
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
3 Mar 16
That all sounds pretty distressing! Computer problems are always just a pain--on the flip side--love the slogan thaat you came up with! Happy Thursday to you!
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• Canada
3 Mar 16
It wasn't fun but I got over it.
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• United States
3 Mar 16
@PainsOnSlate Hope you are doing well! And I can imagine that it was not fun!
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
2 Nov 15
I've had errors when trying to attach a large photo, but it never caused the whole computer and WiFi to quit working. Maybe it was just a fluke and your WiFi just happened to go down at the same time. My WiFi quits working occasionally for no reason (I'm sure there is a reason I just don't know it). It's irritating, but there isn't much I can do about it.
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• Canada
2 Nov 15
I think it was my WiFi I left it alone for an hour or so and it it was back on.
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
3 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate That's good, hopefully it continues to work well for you.
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@allknowing (68719)
• India
22 Oct 15
The error message that you received is quite common here. It has happened to me many times. Nothing to do with your pc or wifi
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
I think it was the wifi, it took about an hour before the wifi cam back.
@allknowing (68719)
• India
22 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate I wrote a post on this sometime back
Since the morning I am trying to participate but the error and timeout is plalguing me. I have sought @myLot Bugs help and hope this issue will soon be...
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@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 16
I had an error a while back when I posted, so I posted again - got another error message. Posted again - and there was my post three times! Two of them already had responses from different people - sheesh. I had to delete two of them. Sorry about your politics post - I didn't see it, but I don't like politics anyway.
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• Canada
4 Mar 16
I won't be writing about politics but i love to get into it in comments...
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Oct 15
At least, you were able to get things up and running again. Hopefully, it doesn't happen again.
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• Canada
25 Oct 15
It was scary for a few minutes or hours and once fixed its great.
@marlina (76666)
• Canada
24 Oct 15
That sign has a pretty good line.
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• Canada
25 Oct 15
The kids know so much more about computers than i do its embarrassing. But they love me so they help me...
@garymarsh6 (14367)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
I love your analogy of your teaching your kids how to use a spoon!
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
Thanks for that, It made me laugh and it sells too. My son is a pro on the Mac so he has to walk me through a lot of things several times before i get the hang of it, its so different from Microsoft..
@maggs224 (1708)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Oct 15
I think that it was more likely a wi-fi problem than a problem on myLot. Wi-fi problems happen to us all one time or another :(
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
I agree and I think that too...
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I'm guessing your service was just temporarily interrupted. Mylot does not have the power to knock your whole house off it's wifi.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
When You say it that way you are absolutely right. It was just bad timing.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
21 Oct 15
Never had issues of this sort on the site only with our carrier here on the island. Last week we had one day of power outage. Think one of the main transformers in town was acting up and they were rerouting power around the grids on the island. Then Tuesday our internet satellite decided to disappear and we were without internet service for over 7 hours. Don't personally thinks it;s the site on this one sounds more like a problem with your computer or your carrier.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
I agree, judging how long it took to come back it must have been the satellite.
@Shellyann36 (11278)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I have not had the posting problems but I have had lots of trouble when opening pages with the "timed out error". Most of the time refreshing works for me but it seems to take it longer. Very nice yard you have.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
My yard is changing colors now, I should take my camera for a walk. I find any time the computer doesn't work right it drives me bonkers.
@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
Sorry you had such a nasty glitch. I'm sure it wasn't anything to do with the photo though.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
I it happens once in a while. It happened at that other site and it was them not my computer but this time here on myLot it was my computer.