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Daltonian
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11/25/2014 9:14:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Gaaaah.. accidentally exited the tab and only the opening section of my debate saved (meaning the parts of the debate that you don't need to scroll down for - once I tried to scroll down, everything was gone)

I need to start to more regularly use Google Docs to write my args and then transcribe it onto the DDO platform.. I'm going to be staying up late tonight..

Has anyone else experienced this & is there a simple way besides the obvious using a different platform to avoid the issue?
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Blade-of-Truth
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11/25/2014 9:22:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/25/2014 9:14:54 PM, Daltonian wrote:
Gaaaah.. accidentally exited the tab and only the opening section of my debate saved (meaning the parts of the debate that you don't need to scroll down for - once I tried to scroll down, everything was gone)

I need to start to more regularly use Google Docs to write my args and then transcribe it onto the DDO platform.. I'm going to be staying up late tonight..

Has anyone else experienced this & is there a simple way besides the obvious using a different platform to avoid the issue?

If I've typed out arguments that are longer than 5,000 characters I usually copy/paste it into a word document so that if something happens I won't lose it. It's saved me a few times from massive frustration and it's a pretty simple and easy insurance policy.
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Subutai
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11/25/2014 11:58:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I can't tell you how many times that's happened. Early on, the website would save your work in the argument box automatically, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Now, if my arguments are relatively long or took a while to write, I'll copy my work onto a word document.
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11/26/2014 7:04:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/25/2014 9:14:54 PM, Daltonian wrote:
Gaaaah.. accidentally exited the tab and only the opening section of my debate saved (meaning the parts of the debate that you don't need to scroll down for - once I tried to scroll down, everything was gone)

I need to start to more regularly use Google Docs to write my args and then transcribe it onto the DDO platform.. I'm going to be staying up late tonight..

Has anyone else experienced this & is there a simple way besides the obvious using a different platform to avoid the issue?

I've had it happen to me a few times. You really need to open up wordpad or something and stop occasionally to back up everything you wrote. Even if you use google docs you should still occasionally stop to save your work.
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11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

Of course you open yourself up to doing a uchiha and posting too soon but it does save what you've put in.
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11/26/2014 9:50:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

Of course you open yourself up to doing a uchiha and posting too soon but it does save what you've put in.

LOL
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11/26/2014 5:18:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

^ This. It's the best method I've found. I try to hit review every 1,000 characters or so...

I also save super important args to word docs for extra security.
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11/26/2014 5:19:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 9:50:53 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

Of course you open yourself up to doing a uchiha and posting too soon but it does save what you've put in.

LOL

When did this happen? LMFAO!
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11/26/2014 5:49:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 5:19:25 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/26/2014 9:50:53 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

Of course you open yourself up to doing a uchiha and posting too soon but it does save what you've put in.

LOL

When did this happen? LMFAO!

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11/26/2014 5:55:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This is about the only thread on the Debate forum that isn't about some kind of fan fic, troll topic, somebody asking for a debate, or something that belongs in another forum.

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11/26/2014 6:30:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 5:49:05 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/26/2014 5:19:25 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/26/2014 9:50:53 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/26/2014 9:02:42 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Pressing "review" saves everything you've typed into the debate round so far.

Of course you open yourself up to doing a uchiha and posting too soon but it does save what you've put in.

LOL

When did this happen? LMFAO!

Here's the debate:

http://www.debate.org...

*mentally hugs Uchiha in sympathy*
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11/27/2014 2:14:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/26/2014 5:55:16 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Get off my lawn, you damn kids!
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