It Disappeared

@Morleyhunt (19539)
Canada
January 5, 2016 5:03am CST
Technology causes me endless problems. Someday, I will recover everything that is floating out there in cyberspace. My first article of the day (typed directly into the discussion box) was almost complete. I was just checking the spelling and punctuation, when suddenly it was gone, nowhere to be found. It had been such a good account of my day. Later today I will take the time to recreate the discussion offline and when it has been edited, will copy and paste it into the box.
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@Platespinner (16529)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 16
I always write my discussions elsewhere and then copy and past it here. I don't like having my efforts vanish into cyber space.
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
I am about 50-50 for writing elsewhere or directly into the box. Sometimes it is what I write about, sometimes it's how many little people are underfoot.
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
5 Jan 16
That is so frustrating! I have had that happen to me before too! Sometimes I can get it back and sometimes not. I thought it was my computer, maybe it's not!
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
It's probably just me. I cac make anything disappear, except for the things I want to get rid of.
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
7 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt That sounds like me! LOL
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• Canada
5 Jan 16
I usually write right in the box. The other day I was using my daughter tablet and touched away from the box and it disappeared. Thankfully when I tapped the write icon it all came back.
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@Elizaby (3594)
• Pensacola, Florida
5 Jan 16
That has happened to me a lot and always check before getting frustrated
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@Teep11 (6946)
• United States
5 Jan 16
Technology has its flaws but we depend on it. You never know when it will go bonkers so it's best to write a draft somewhere and then do the copying and pasting. I'm sure everything will turn out alright.
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@JudyEv (119172)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
I always write in Word first - just a habit I've got into I guess.
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@marlina (71334)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
I try to write my discussions first in my Notepad and save it. It helps.
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@Elizaby (3594)
• Pensacola, Florida
5 Jan 16
That has happened to most of us at one time or another. Can be frustrating at times
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
Ask me how to get it back and I'll tell you how. You can't now. It's been too long. But if it happens again you can get it back.
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@LadyDuck (147988)
• Switzerland
5 Jan 16
I never write my discussion directly in the discussion box. I always type them offline and save everything in my computer.
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@fishtiger58 (30370)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Oh that is troublesome. Hope doing it another way will help in the future. I haven't had that problem.....yet
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@boiboing (12203)
• Northampton, England
5 Jan 16
That's life. I find when I rewrite lost material it's generally better second time around.
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@xtedax (112)
• Quezon City, Philippines
5 Jan 16
I think the problem there was the post didn't go through. I mean since the words we type here in the computer are just "temporary" unless we save them, your post might have been lost when you hit the button. I guess you already have the solution at hand. By typing them first in a notepad or wordpad, you can spell check and edit them there then copy-paste on the discussion box and hit submit.
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