Have you ever lost a long MyLot post with an errant (stupid) click?

@TheHorse (60434)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 1, 2016 12:28pm CST
I was five paragraphs into a post about "I Fall in Love too Easily," a jazz standard recorded by the likes of Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett, when I clicked the "go back" arrow. I did so because I wanted to hear a bit of both versions before I decided which one to link. Unfortunately, I wasn't on YouTube. I was on MyLot, and wound up losing my five paragraphs. When I forward clicked, they were gone. So now, this will have to suffice a my "Good morning, I'm still alive" post. Have you ever lost a bunch of work via a bone-headed click, or power outage, or a kitty settling in on your keyboard, or a toddler greeting you by "helping" you type? Now I have to go to work grumpy.
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@marlina (69916)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
Yes, it has happened a few times to me, very frustrating.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 Nov 16
Same here,I just want to bite a chunk off my keyboard lmao
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX Well said!
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
me too, many times I experienced it.
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@pgntwo (21285)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Nov 16
Been there, done that, bought the tee-shirt...
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
Heh heh. Never heard that last part! I must have been living under a rock!
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@akalinus (14233)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Done that, moved on.
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@pgntwo (21285)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Nov 16
@akalinus Water under the bridge, yep!
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@Happy2BeMe (71964)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
I did when I was writing about the wedding that I went to. I can't remember what happened now but I was just about done and I lost it. I was so upset. I never even bothered rewriting it. Sorry to hear that happened to you.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
Hopefully I'll be inspired to redo this one. I'll give it a day or two.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 16
This has only happened to me while using my tablet. If the keypad is slow to disappear it is too easy to hit the wrong button and revert to the previous screen, thus losing everything.
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@pgntwo (21285)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Nov 16
Yes, tablets can have that effect...
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 16
@pgntwo Especially for someone who is not too accustomed to them.
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@pgntwo (21285)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Nov 16
@Asylum It can be a bitter pill to swallow :)
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 Nov 16
Yeah this has happened to me before. The hardest part is getting motivated to make the post again jejejeje
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
Yep. That's where I am right now.
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@vandana7 (61087)
• India
4 Nov 16
Aw...funny we can manage somehow.
@Ronrybs (7246)
• London, England
1 Nov 16
I always write out on a Word document, then copy and paste. I have lost text on myLot, but luckily was able to go back to the orignal. I, also, like to keep a copy of any of my musings.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
I saved most of mine from Epinions. And some from Bubblews. But I don't have "back-ups" here.
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@Ronrybs (7246)
• London, England
2 Nov 16
@TheHorse I've saved all mine from Bubblews and Persona Paper, as well as from here
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
@Ronrybs Sounds like a good idea. Most of mine here are more "chatty" than "didactic," so I haven't saved them.
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@Fleura (7054)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
Yes I've done that, although once or twice I had a pleasant surprise when I found it was still there!
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
I think Ive had that happen too. But this one was gone like train. And my heart was even in it. Feh.
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@Fleura (7054)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
@TheHorse 99% of the time I write my posts in Word first and then copy them in, that way it's easy to do it again (and I have a record of what I've previously written about)
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@amadeo (58553)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Chet Baker does a fine job on this.I wish that they have a draft here to work on the post.sorry,never lost just my mind
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
I saw that one too--will give it a listen. I have only one Chet Baker album. It's actually a CD.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
1 Nov 16
LOL, I remember in the old mylot that it happened so frequently that I would actually write my post in a word document and then copy paste it into my mylot discussion box. I tend to be long winded and all of my discussions are long. Sorry that it happened to you..
@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Nov 16
Oh, I did that when I wrote on Epinions.
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@LeaPea2417 (18494)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Nov 16
That happened to me once on Bubblews and it frustrated me badly from what I remember.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
t's happened to me a few times here. Oh Well.
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@celticeagle (116649)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Nov 16
I can sure see where you would be grumpy. I never have that happen because I always write my posts in a notepad first and then cut and paste it into the Mylot box. Works well for me.Then I just note on it when I posted it and I keep it in my 'Mylot' file.
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@celticeagle (116649)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Nov 16
@TheHorse ....Not that much work at all.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Nov 16
@celticeagle I just means learning something new for me. The humanity!
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@celticeagle (116649)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Nov 16
@TheHorse ....Never fun but not usually as bad as you think it will be.
@Daljinder (20928)
• India
1 Nov 16
Been there done that lol Never to repeat the mistake again. Now every few lines I copy it or just write it in the word document and copy paste it here.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Nov 16
Or you could write a couple of paragraphs. Post as is. And then keep adding to it. How many people read your post in the first three minutes anyway?
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
5 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH I make plenty of mistakes. I am also human.
@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
3 Nov 16
Lol. It has happened with me here at myLot. What a pain it is starting all over. Uhmm
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Nov 16
I may wind up doing a shorter version of the one I lost.
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
3 Nov 16
@TheHorse That is always what happens. It seems it's everywhere. My re-start is not always as it was when I first composed it.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Nov 16
@Jenning I have to learn to be a bit lazier anyway.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Nov 16
yeah, and it's always a good thoughtful post, not one of those fluffy ones
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Nov 16
Of course! The fuffy ones we just throw together and post. The thoughtful ones we do a little side research on, find the perfect photo for, etc., increasing your risk of hitting the wrong key or icon. Sometimes I post before I'm really done, then add stuff right after.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Nov 16
@TheHorse I sometimes do that intentionally, editing is always a thing
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt Once something is posted, you can edit it to your heart's delight.
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
It is so annoying when this happens. Power outages have caused most of my losses over the years.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Nov 16
We don't have those here in the Bay Area very often. How frequent are they there?
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
@TheHorse They're not frequent really - just darned annoying when it happens. We seem to get most when there are thunderstorms.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Nov 16
@JudyEv We had those in the Midwest. But not so many here.
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@polyxena (2579)
• Sturgis, Michigan
2 Nov 16
May of times. Mainly the kitty sitting on my keyboard doe it.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
I don't have a kitty. I simply don't understand it.
@polyxena (2579)
• Sturgis, Michigan
2 Nov 16
@TheHorse :) horses and kitties don't along to well anyway :D
@ms1864 (7001)
• Bangalore, India
2 Nov 16
aww...i get all irritated when that happens. it is actually the reason i write my posts on Word or Notepad and save it before i post it here. You know...just in case the stars have not aligned in my favor.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Nov 16
I should...but I won't.
@ms1864 (7001)
• Bangalore, India
5 Nov 16
@Shiva49 (11468)
• Singapore
2 Nov 16
The toddler also seems to feel the angst of the loss! Thankfully, myLot posts are short but I still save them on MS Word to prevent them from going astray for good - siva
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
Yeah, he was six or so months of pure anguish in that moment. He was in his mother's arms. I can't remember what he was mad about.
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@jaboUK (52726)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
It hasn't happened to me because I never write directly into the discussion box.( said she smugly).
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
Oooh, you know what I do with smug people. How do you feel about being surrounded by carrots, onions, and celery? And potatoes?
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@jaboUK (52726)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@TheHorse Lol - I can live without that!
• United States
1 Nov 16
i used to've that trouble 'til i started usin' the word processin' thingy that auto saves e'ery few minutes.
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@TheHorse (60434)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Nov 16
Where do you get that? I went to my local mall and couldn't find an "app store" anywhere!
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