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I just tried to post a MOC for the first time since, well, since 2010. I wrote a good, healthy description and spent a good half hour making it presentable. I even had to upload the photos one-at-a-time because of the uploader problems. Anyway, when it was finally ready to post, I was asked to login. When I did so... gone. A half-hour's worth of work, tossed out the window in the blink of an eye.

Is there a time-out thing, where it automatically logs you out within a certain amount of time? If there is, I don't see the point for one, as it seems to be doing more harm than good. But what else do I do so that I can write good healthy descriptions without the risk of it all disappearing?
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| June 25, 2012, 3:44 pm
This same has happened to me before. I just copy and paste the text into a word document. It does log you out after some time.
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| June 25, 2012, 3:51 pm
This happens all the time.

I have a policy of opening Activity in another tab before clicking Preview, since the Recent Activity page requires you to be logged in.

Think of it as a learning experience.
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| June 25, 2012, 6:30 pm
Quoting Spencer "Hawkeye" Pearce

I have had this happen before. There is a time limit.

When this happens, login and then afterwards click back until you get to the edit page. Then everything should still be there minus the main pic. Upload the main pic again and you should be good to go!

This is what I do when this happens. (Which is whenever I add a Bio-MOC or a story)

~12lego

(Hope this helps)
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| June 25, 2012, 7:01 pm
Quoting 12Lego Greendude
When this happens, login and then afterwards click back until you get to the edit page. Then everything should still be there minus the main pic. Upload the main pic again and you should be good to go!
That's strange, it erases everything when it happens to me. Oh well.

And yeah, Areetsa's strategy works very well, to ensure that you don't lose everything.
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| June 25, 2012, 7:04 pm
Quoting Chronos Omega
That's strange, it erases everything when it happens to me. Oh well.

And yeah, Areetsa's strategy works very well, to ensure that you don't lose everything.

Hmmm, it works for me...

~12lego
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| June 25, 2012, 7:06 pm
 Group admin 
Once I've got everything just as I like it in the page creation process, I'll actually copy the whole thing to a file on my computer. This not only covers potential loss from timing out, but keeps the page, in case the whole page disappears any time in the future (which has happened to me on more than one occasion).
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| June 25, 2012, 10:58 pm
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Quoting Spencer "Hawkeye" Pearce
I just tried to post a MOC for the first time since, well, since 2010. I wrote a good, healthy description and spent a good half hour making it presentable. I even had to upload the photos one-at-a-time because of the uploader problems. Anyway, when it was finally ready to post, I was asked to login. When I did so... gone. A half-hour's worth of work, tossed out the window in the blink of an eye.

Is there a time-out thing, where it automatically logs you out within a certain amount of time? If there is, I don't see the point for one, as it seems to be doing more harm than good. But what else do I do so that I can write good healthy descriptions without the risk of it all disappearing?


http://www.mocpages.com/help/timeout.php

hope this helps explain the issue

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| June 26, 2012, 2:51 am
I just copy all the code just in case. If it does go blank I paste it agian and it works.
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| June 26, 2012, 9:39 am
Quoting Space Gypsy .
I just copy all the code just in case. If it does go blank I paste it agian and it works.

Me too
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| June 26, 2012, 3:59 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
This happens all the time.

I have a policy of opening Activity in another tab before clicking Preview, since the Recent Activity page requires you to be logged in.

Think of it as a learning experience.

I do the same thing, that way I know I'm still signed in
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| June 26, 2012, 4:01 pm
Yeah, I do the same too. I just copy everything in the box and if it happens, paste it then all you have to do is re-upload the main picture.
--Blast--
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| June 26, 2012, 4:41 pm
Quoting Sam The Dubstep Brony
the time limit in my opinion needs to be abolished, it does no good and it is actually a waste of time.

Really? Since you plainly know so much about the inner workings of Mocpages' code, maybe you could explain that statement in more detail.
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| June 26, 2012, 11:30 pm
Quoting Sam The Dubstep Brony
the time limit in my opinion needs to be abolished, it does no good and it is actually a waste of time.

I think it's for security reason's so you don't get hacked or something.
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| June 26, 2012, 11:33 pm
Quoting Ed D (loving summer break!)
This same has happened to me before. I just copy and paste the text into a word document. It does log you out after some time.

That's what I do, I write my "short" description in OpenOffice, then I copy and paste it into the "Description area" add the pictures. Then your done, even if it "erases" every thing you did you would still have a copy of it.
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| July 4, 2012, 10:31 am
Quoting Sam The Dubstep Brony
Yeah, but I still believe it is very unnecessary, I have a pretty fast moving life, and waiting for this website to load every time after having to log in, again, really annoys me.


it is very unnecessary, does it log you out when you aren't on the page for a while or,while your on it? Some times it loggs- (I pad spelling corrector ) me out when I am off the page for a while. But I don't think it's for hacking safety at all.
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| July 4, 2012, 10:34 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
Once I've got everything just as I like it in the page creation process, I'll actually copy the whole thing to a file on my computer. This not only covers potential loss from timing out, but keeps the page, in case the whole page disappears any time in the future (which has happened to me on more than one occasion).

The uploader has been working fine for me but for some reasons my replies to comments on my creations aren't working. I reply, approve the response and ok it but then it just disappears. It doesn't show up on the creations page of in the "My Comments" link on my homepage?
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| September 19, 2012, 1:05 am
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Occasionally, between requests to the server, it will ask for your email address and password again, this seems to be when you are asking the server to do something that either:

1. requires changes to your details.
2. confirmation that it is YOUR account the request is in relation to.
3. the previous request made of the server was too long ago.

It is a minor inconvenience and anyone who really feels it disrupts their enjoyment of the site enough to complain, probably should be looking at using a different website.


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| September 19, 2012, 6:14 am
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