Lost my longest post ever on MyLot. What's the longest you've lost?

@TheHorse (54429)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 2, 2018 9:31pm CST
I was writing in great detail this evening about how my young friend at the preschool is speaking much better now. (He's the one who understood everything last school year, but barely spoke.) I was distracted by a phone call, and when I came back to finish up the post, it was frozen, and then gone. I wasted only about 30 minutes of my life, but I'm sad you won't get to read the details. I won't try again right now. What's the longest post you've lost on MyLot? Have you ever been around a child who didn't really speak until he was three or four?
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@marguicha (82633)
• Chile
3 Jan
I have lost several posts due to the computer. And sometimes it is just the evil elves. I can´t even blame it on technology.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
The elves are after my scissors right now.
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@marguicha (82633)
• Chile
3 Jan
@TheHorse In my house they hide everything
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
@marguicha Oh, and my flashlights.
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@lovebuglena (3523)
• United States
3 Jan
I am not sure if this happened to me in mylot. I did have a similar thing happen in Virily. I was creating a quiz and I needed to insert a picture. I thought that I can do a drag/drop type of thing. When I tried that it took me to a different site and when I hit the back button to go back to my quiz all the questions I had created were gone. :( I was really upset. I am not sure what I did but somehow the questions managed to reappear. Sometimes on mylot though, I may write a discussion and hit the button to publish but it will buffer for a while and not get published and I have to do restart the discussion. Good thing I copy the discussion text before hitting the publish button.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jan
I think I'm going to write short posts for awhile.
• United States
4 Jan
@TheHorse You can write long posts :) just make sure to copy all the text just in case.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Jan
@lovebuglena I always say I will. Then I don't.
@toniganzon (42733)
• Philippines
3 Jan
I've been around a child who didn't speak till he was four. His parents made him watch videos of Mr. Bean since he was a year old on an iPad every time they got tired taking care of him. I knew there was something wrong with the kid when he turned two and still wasn't uttering any words at all. The kids was diagnosed with autism.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jan
Did he also have issues with eye contact early?
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@toniganzon (42733)
• Philippines
4 Jan
@TheHorse Yep he did and until now he still would have that once in awhile. But he has been going to a therapist for two years now.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jan
@toniganzon Can he relate to his peers? Or does he isolate? My little friend does not have autism.
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3 Jan
Sorry to hear that. You ought to use Word, or Notepad and just copy paste it. My son was like that until 5. It took 2 years of speech therapy and a lot of hard work to get him to talk, and he's still far from his peers.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
Was he effective in communicating in "other ways" in his youth?
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3 Jan
@TheHorse not really, his motor skills needed improving as well. But he could understand everything!
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@LadyDuck (125944)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
I have never lost a post, because I type my text offline and then cut and paste in the "New discussion" window.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
I always say I'm going to do that...then I get lazy.
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@LadyDuck (125944)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
@TheHorse I prefer to write my text, check the spelling and then post it.
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@josie_ (5710)
• Philippines
3 Jan
I have a grand daughter who is hearing impaired. I'm trying to improve my knowledge of FSL (Filipino sign language). If I am writing a long article, I tend to save it after completing each paragraph in order not to accidentally lost the entire post which is very frustrating.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jan
Where do you save it?
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@josie_ (5710)
• Philippines
4 Jan
@TheHorse _I prefer Notepad to Microsoft word. Easier to save my drafts.
• United States
3 Jan
i had a 3rd cousin who didn't speak til age ten. um..i don't think i've ever lost a terribly long one..that's part of the reason i don't make really big ones..retyping sucks.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
It really does. In this case, I didn't bother. Is your third cousin's speech normal now?
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• United States
3 Jan
@TheHorse yea.she said "no" one day and was off and running.they never really figured out why she was mute for so long.
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@much2say (36250)
• United States
3 Jan
I know it's happened to me a few times . . . I can't remember what they were about now, but poof and it got zapped to nowhere . My son has a friend who didn't really speak for the longest time - you could barely understand the few words he had, and he couldn't put sentences together. However, you could tell he understood exactly what you're saying - and he did follow directions. His mom didn't really get help for him, but he improved greatly once he started school - he was told he had a lazy tongue.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
Lazy tongue. I doubt that's a "diagnosis." This young fella has a speech therapist and all of us working with him.
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@much2say (36250)
• United States
3 Jan
@TheHorse That's what the mom told me. She really should have gotten help for him and I know it was possible to get it through the schools.
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• United States
3 Jan
My cousin who’s older than three doesn’t talk much. She’s in speech therapy.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
Does she understand everything. My young friend seems to. And has for a long time. But he's developing a vocabulary now.
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• United States
3 Jan
@TheHorse No, not yet.. she's still learning.
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@RodrickH (1560)
• China
3 Jan
Better copy and paste what you have written is a Word doc before you post it,I lost some posts because internet connection problem,the connection is stable but the server of mylot is unstable sometimes
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
I should...but then I get lazy and don't. Sometimes I post something before it's truly "done" and then edit it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan
I have not, but have you written about him before or am I remembering a different kid client? I lost only one that I can recall.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
This is probably the same one. I hope I get to spend time with him again tomorrow.
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@kobesbuddy (23408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
I've lost a post, several times. It's never material that I write down on paper, instead it's what I'm thinking, at that very moment. It's disappointing, when this happens twice in a row for the same writing! Darn, I'd love to read about this child's delayed speech and progress in the past year! Yes, my daughter has a nephew, who's five years old and Alex is finally speaking, but not very much. His mental development is very slow. This affects his thought patterns and ability to communicate with others.
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@teamfreak16 (37041)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15h
I always cut and paste from a Word or other type program. I learned my lesson after losing a lengthy album review on Epinions.
@mayka123 (10052)
• India
4 Jan
I have lost posts sometimes due to internet failure or else some problem in the laptop. And then have even forgotten what I had wanted to post !