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I had a big moc ready to post and when i clicked on continue, i was asked to sign in, when i did i was taken to a BLANK add creation screen!!!! half a hour work GONE!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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| November 20, 2011, 4:02 pm
Quoting Edward Devan
I had a big moc ready to post and when i clicked on continue, i was asked to sign in, when i did i was taken to a BLANK add creation screen!!!! half a hour work GONE!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!


Yeh, MOCpages has been a bit too keen on the signing in of late.

Your work is lost unfortunately.

The best thing to do is right click and copy your text every so often as you're typing it. You don't even need to paste it into word or anything - just hit paste if the log-on pops up and your work disappears, and you'll only lose the stuff your wrote since you last hit 'copy'.
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| November 20, 2011, 4:55 pm
Quoting Edward Devan
half a hour work GONE!!!!!

There's your problem right there. Mocpages automatically signs you out after fifteen minutes or something. What you should try to do to avoid losing all your work is highlight and copy all the html code for the pictures before you ever hit the continue button. That way if you have to log back in, you just right click and hit paste, and you're good! That's what I do, and I haven't had a problem since :)
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| November 20, 2011, 5:42 pm
Thanks guys! I'm gonna post it tomorow, even though it was supposed to go up today.
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| November 20, 2011, 5:54 pm
Quoting Edward Devan
Thanks guys! I'm gonna post it tomorow, even though it was supposed to go up today.


Actually, I found a way to do it without copying and pasting: all I did was click the back button twice. That way, you go back to the original creation page with all of your text, but now you've logged in.

Another way to do it is just to have your unfinished page on one tab, and then open another tab and sign in from there. The sign in will be valid for all tabs, so then you can continue with previewing your page from the original tab.
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| November 20, 2011, 7:22 pm
Doesn't work for some browsers. I don't think IE lets you, that's why I'm on chrome.
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| November 21, 2011, 12:15 am
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I always copy the work as I'm creating a new page and paste it in a Word or Notepad document. Also, when the page is finished and ready to be posted, I'll copy and paste the final version into Word as well, and keep it saved. That way, if the page ever disappears, I've got a back-up ready to replace it. (Learned that after one of my early pages disappeared one day).

Another thing you can do to avoid the "timing out" is to go to your preview page and look over what you've done so far, then go back and continue working. That starts the clock all over again, and gives you more time to work.

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| November 21, 2011, 8:34 am
Thanks for your help, all of you! It might get up on 10/23/11 (Wednesday) I don't have all that much time in between school.
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| November 21, 2011, 3:41 pm
I FINALLY GOT IT UP!!!!! Thank you mark for that copy to word method, i used that and the exact same thing happend when i clicked continue!! at least its up... its called 'HOSTAGE SITUATION 11/23/11' you should take a look.
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| November 23, 2011, 5:29 pm
Quoting Edward Devan
I FINALLY GOT IT UP!!!!! Thank you mark for that copy to word method, i used that and the exact same thing happend when i clicked continue!! at least its up... its called 'HOSTAGE SITUATION 11/23/11' you should take a look.

Great, but this isnt the place for that. Sorry.
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| November 23, 2011, 5:40 pm
Quoting Wheeljack 8824
Great, but this isnt the place for that. Sorry.

IM sorry. didnt mean to kinda 'brag' or whatever. you can leave it alone now, issue resolved.
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| November 23, 2011, 9:08 pm
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Quoting Edward Devan
IM sorry. didnt mean to kinda 'brag' or whatever. you can leave it alone now, issue resolved.


what he meant was that the help group isn't here to advertise mocs. "check it out" is advertising.

just try to keep that in mind for the future. Not trying to nag or anything, but some people just don't seem to grasp what the point of this group actually is, and that is causing some issues.

questions of a technical nature, glitches, rule breaking, etc. But not advertising.
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| November 25, 2011, 10:40 am
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