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Sep 14, 2007 08:39 AM

Is there a time limit for typing in a new post?

Was just typing in a new post and my computer froze a second, beeped, and then the whole thing disappeared. Is there a time limit, or did someone not like my post?

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  1. That's odd--but there's no time limit, and we have no way of knowing what you're typing until you actually hit submit so we didn't pre-emptively delete you or anything.

    Did your browser shut down entirely? Or did the page you were looking at reload?

    -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      First, it slowed down. I was typing and the characters didn't appear. After a hesitation, I heard the beep and then a couple appeared. Then the page reloaded back to the boards menu. It happened once before, and I think that time the browser shut down.

      If I plan to type a long commentary, maybe I'll do it in word & copy it into Chowhound.

      1. re: amymsmom

        I think that is a browser/system issue -- my browser does that sort of thing when my available memory runs low. It's unfortunate that it caused you to lose your post--writing long posts in another program is always a good idea (though if you're like me, you'll write them in Notepad, and then not save them, and when you knock your power out by running the microwave and the dishwasher at the same time, you'll lose them anyway).

    2. If the computer beeped, it was most likely a local error that affected your browser.