Skip to Content
Register · Login
About Theme

A Letterboxing Community

Search Edit

Read Thread: Am I Drunk?

Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Nov 5, 2013 6:19pm
Board
Yesterday and today I tried updating reserved boxes and twice I've had strange things happen. On one of the boxes after I updated the clue and added coloring and clicked on the Preview Clue button I was sent to the "Add a Letterbox" page and all my changes were lost. After this happened twice I decided to update the clue and then click save. That seemed to work and then I went back to the clue to add coloring to the clue. Breaking the process up this way seemed to work well.

Tonight I tried to update the clue on my last reserved box and when I clicked "save" I was taken to the AQ Login screen. Naturally all my work was again lost.

Could this possibly be my crummy computer with Windows 8 that I really hate? Or maybe that half-glass of wine I consumed tonight really went to my head.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814328 by BBStacker
Nov 5, 2013 7:59pm
Board
You need more than a half glass of wine when working with Windows 8. I dislike it too.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814328 by BBStacker
Nov 5, 2013 8:20pm
Board
On one of the boxes after I updated the clue and added coloring and clicked on the Preview Clue button I was sent to the "Add a Letterbox" page and all my changes were lost.

How long were you editing the clue? It sounds like your session was deleted, but AQ isn't supposed to delete sessions for 4 hours. I can't imagine you were editing your clues for that long, but I can't think of any other reason that would cause what you described either. *scratching head*

-- Ryan
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814350 by Green Tortuga
Nov 5, 2013 8:34pm
Board
I doubt I was editing for more than 30 minutes. More like 20 minutes.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814352 by BBStacker
Nov 5, 2013 9:52pm
Board
The session ID is stored as a cookie. Would you have done anything that might have deleted the cookies in the browser?

-- Ryan
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814360 by Green Tortuga
Nov 5, 2013 10:07pm
Board
not that I know of. I was only on my email, fb, and AQ this evening.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814328 by BBStacker
Nov 5, 2013 10:31pm
Board
Tonight I tried to update the clue on my last reserved box and when I clicked "save" I was taken to the AQ Login screen. Naturally all my work was again lost.

This type of thing is why I (most of the time) when I've been editing for a while, I copy the text to a text editor. Then when I lose it I can just paste it back in. If I know I'm going to be taking a while I just write it in a text editor in the first place.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814364 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 6, 2013 3:47am
Board
I copy the text to a text editor.

I agree. Most times that I have a long clue I'll use Word to edit and than finally paste to AQ. Didn't do that this time.

Then when I lose it

Does this mean you experience or have experienced the same sort of problems?
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814372 by BBStacker
Nov 6, 2013 6:21am
Board
Does this mean you experience or have experienced the same sort of problems?

I have experienced this on several web sites, including this one. The longer I worked on it the more likely it is to happen. Save your work.

Which reminds me, have you backed up your computer lately? There are free ways to do so. I've got one.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814328 by BBStacker
Nov 6, 2013 7:26am
Board
I got the clue completed this morning but I just did tiny portions of the update at a time and saved. I had no problems at all doing it this way. Box is listed and I'm happy. Maybe it was the wine?
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814379 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 6, 2013 3:37pm
Board
have you backed up your computer lately? There are free ways to do so. I've got one.

More information please!!
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814445 by Elle
Nov 6, 2013 7:50pm
Board
have you backed up your computer lately? There are free ways to do so. I've got one.

More information please!!

I use Ubuntu Linux so I use Déjà Dup Backup Tool. I have it set to do incremental backups (backs up changes) every day. It also does a full backup every two weeks.

Since most of you use MS Windows, I looked up Five Best Windows Backup Tools. Kim Komando also has some good recommendations, like this one.

And here are some programs for Macintosh users.
Re: Am I Drunk?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #814485 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 7, 2013 1:58am
Board
Since most of you use MS Windows, I looked up Five Best Windows Backup Tools. Kim Komando also has some good recommendations, like this one.

Thanks!