vBulletin® sucks!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by l'homme, May 18, 2008.

  1. l'homme macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2006
    I redacted a very long reply to support a newbie and when click Submit Reply the system asked me to log-in when I was already logged.

    I lost all the text.

    I'm too dissapointed with forum's architecture!

    I'm too mad! :mad:
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    It wasn't there when you hit the back button?
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm sorry to hear that your session timed out and took your post with it, l'homme.

    Are you on a public computer or one shared with people you don't trust? If so, you should click any button (e.g., Preview Post) now and then so your session doesn't time out. I find it useful to preview posts every paragraph or two anyway.

    If you are a personal computer, there's a better solution. Check the "Remember Me?" checkbox when you log in, and you will no longer have this problem because your session won't time out.
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I don't have the remember me checked, and I have yet to run into that issue.

    Even if my session times out during an edit, it just asks me to log back in when I hit submit.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I usually select everything and copy it before I submit a reply, just in case something messes up.
  6. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Best way to go about it. I've found Safari keeps text for me though, IE rarely does.
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    It's the internet, things do go wrong from time to time, this doesn't make vB suck. It's easily the best forum software out there.
  8. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Especially since it's not a vB issue, it's a browser issue. If you use a browser that doesn't suck, you won't lose text. You can just hit the back button.


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