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Just spent the last hour typing in Part 3 of my short story "SECOND CHANCE." When I hit the submit button, I got a message: "Sorry. Password and name did not match."

That in itself can happen to anyone, but what has me royally ticked off is that the back button erases all that was typed. Not a happy camper with this system, Vorpal directors. A waste of people's time and effort.

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by JamesYoung

Rule 1 Save Save Save
Rule 2 Highlight and clip your work to clipboard.
Rule 3 Do not use your computer before or after midnight.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: December 19, 2010 )

I second that motion
I have never attempted to write a story directly into Lit.Org. I'm just not good enough to get everything right the first time, and most people aren't. On some occasions, the code comes across in Martian, but it is always a matter of copy and paste. You should be writing your hot ideas and massaging them to perfection on your own PC, rather than straight to the server. Besides, it never hurts to have more than one copy of anything.

( Posted by: brickhouse [Member] On: December 19, 2010 )

Success ... this time
It's not that my work isn't saved - it is, both on home PC hard drive and on floppys. (Yeah, I'm old school.) That was never the issue - or a fear. The problem is that this system does not allow for a second attempt by allowing one to select a category or to retype a name or password, a serious dificiency. And that is what is so blasted irritating.

Because I work at a public library PC, there is no fancyass cut-paste or clipboards to help. In my case, it has to go straight from a printed page copy to Vorpal's white space area.

Anyway, I sent a test post, but when I got to retyping part 3 of my short story, I had to reenter all info again. This story installment took this time, thank the computer deities. And the conclusion should be entered before this week is over. Stay tuned, literate ones.

( Posted by: JamesYoung [Member] On: December 21, 2010 )

I'm sorry
JamesYoung: I'm sorry you lost your work. That, unfortunately, is an issue that has been around for years, and I'm not a coder. I have no idea how to fix the problem. Upgrades are beyond my capabilities.

Litdotorg is a piece of the internet's writing history, and it deserves more than I can give it. But don't worry -- there are some things going on behind the scenes, and with the New Year there might be some awesome changes coming to the site, albeit slowly.

Of course, I will keep everyone informed. I love lit -- I just wish I could do more for it.


( Posted by: ochanilele [Member] On: December 22, 2010 )

sounds awfully fishy to me
though I'm sorry you lost some of your story rewriting never hurt any story. But the rest of this sounds awfully fishy. there aren't many libraries that lock there computers down that far.

( Posted by: bhagwandave [Member] On: December 28, 2010 )

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