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Session timed out? Lost lengthy response! Answered

This is a first for me. I was responding (a rather lengthy response, I might add) to a question posted in the Answers section and was interrupted for 10 or fifteen minutes.  When I returned, I completed my response, hit the Post button and got a message that my session had timed out. This is the first time I have ever received that message in the seven years I've been here.
I'm not particularly concerned about having to log back in, but I am thoroughly pissed that all the work that I had done was lost, gone, vanished, no longer there, after I logged in again.
Is this something new or have I just not had it happen to me before? In either case, I think it should be fixed so as any prior work is not lost in the process of logging back in.
Thank you.

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StumpChunkman

7 years ago

That sucks.

Sadly, that sort of thing is going to happen now and again, and I don't think there's anything we can do to fix it on on the instructables end.

There are however some options you might employ to keep this kind of thing from happening in the future.

In Firefox, for instance, there's an add-on called Lazarus that saves everything you put into any forms online. This will save that kind of data in the future, not just on instructables, but every other site as well.  Chrome has the same application.

Sorry I couldn't help you more.

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iceng

7 years ago

I slow type too ( half a day or more Searching for that descriptive image )  No never get kicked. 
Its got to by your ISP.  I assume your computer is well in hand.

Except when I loose track of which tab is which and branch off then back.
All that type is goon, copy helps recover my efforts a lot :-) 

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Burficeng

Reply 7 years ago

Unless my ISP has begun using the robot icon to deliver its messages, it was definitely a function of the Instructables software.

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icengBurf

Reply 7 years ago

Sorry the robot is singling you out, I use firefox.

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Burficeng

Reply 7 years ago

So do I, I've used FF almost exclusively for the last ten years or so.

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icengBurf

Reply 7 years ago

Now with two firefox updates later I get kicked off due to inactivity so often that
I have to capture the text every paragraph just in case it locks or hangs when I
post :(