Is it always like this?

Iceland
November 11, 2006 3:11pm CST
I keep writing long and detailed responses to interesting discussions on here but so many times I only get a blank screen. When I try to refresh the screen, internet explorer pops up a messages saying the date couldn't be submitted. My replies disappear in some instances but sometimes they appear twice. I also noticed that the first discussion I posted on here never appeared. Am I doing something wrong or does this happen a lot on here?
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14 responses
@chansey (74)
• United States
12 Nov 06
It happens quite often when I try to upload a picture. Eventually I have to log back in, and my post is there but the picture is not.
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I never tried adding a picture to a post. Maybe I should do that now.
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I tried to umload an image but gave up.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Huh! I've had that happen on lots of photos I've tried to upload. I gave up on it for a while (images)then I noticed I had problems with it doing responses (white page.)
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
12 Nov 06
No,it wasn't like that when I started.So many more people have joined that I think it's eating up their bandwith.At the rate it's growing they'll probably have to get a larger server.
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Yes, that is very likely. I heard this site is getting so popular. Wonder if they will have a limit on how many users can be online at one time so that the system doesn't blow up.
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@Asylum (48039)
• Manchester, England
15 Nov 06
The bandwidth is a very likely reason, particularly since the problem occurs either frequently or scarcely which obviouly corresponds to the number of users at that time.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I've been getting that the last few days too. I've been a member for a couple of months and that just started happening. I don't know what the problem is.
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• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Someone suggested it could because there are so many new members and mylot hasn't had time to update their servers.
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@bronie123 (4588)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Yeah i have had the same problem ot seems to only happen when i have wrote a good responce too!!!
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• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Yes, it's funny how it always seems to happen when you have been writing long and detailed response to a good discussion.
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@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
12 Nov 06
It has happened to me too. It's frustrating isn't it. One time I tried redoing everything and then it showed up three times. Oy!
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I have seen that happen on many discussions here.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
12 Nov 06
It has happened a few times to me with the questions but all the time with the answers. Once a question disappeared when I received the 2nd comment on it. I received an email with the comment but when I went to respond to it, the question was gone. It was a very innocent question and shouldn't have broken any rules so I don't think anyone had a reason to report it as inappropriate but you never know. Maybe you didn't hit the preview and submit buttons, sometimes it takes a while.
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• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I never saw you write any offensive responses on here but some people seem to report anyone if they don't agree with the answer.
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@the_vicar (1477)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have had the same problem. When it starts that I just leave the site and return later on.
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• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I don't stick around here for too long, don't have time for it but it's annoying when this keeps happening.
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@gittabest (1949)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Sama gerist hja mer... The same thing happends with me It's weird.. but hey I'm from Iceland too btw ;)
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@fvalente (851)
• Portugal
15 Nov 06
I never had that problem... I use firefox =)
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@masta86 (469)
• Estonia
12 Nov 06
Ive had the same problem couple of times too.
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
27 Nov 06
It wasn't always like that, but I've been having the same problems lately.
@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Whenever I get a blank screen, I use the back button to go back to view the discussion (I think I have to hit it twice). There I can see whether or not my comment was added, and it almost always is (and my points are increased by 1). By doing this, I don't have duplicate posts.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 06
Yes I get that aswell I don't know what is causing it though
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I have it happen when trying to put a response in. I've only had it happen a couple of times when I wrote a discussion, but it happens a lot more often when doing replies. I get through the previews ok, but when it gets to the tag page, I get a blank screen, and it says 'done' in the tool bar. I've left the page there to do other things thinking that maybe it's just taking a while, but it's like it's just stopped there. If I hit refresh, I get a double post. (Sometimes I wrote something detailed and nothing got posted...now I type it in notepad and cut & paste it in so I don't have to do it over.) Must be some kind of a glitch somewhere. I don't think it's our computers though if it's happening to more than a couple of people. Maybe you should send myLot to this thread so they can review it for possible programming problems or something. (I'm just glad to know it isn't just me, lol)