Down for maintenance?

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by bearcarver, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just tried to post a pretty long Bacon Smoke.

    All of a sudden it disappeared and said "We are down for Maintenance, please come back again".

    Seems like people are posting.

    What's going on?

    When should I come back----I heard that!!!![​IMG]

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never mind,

    Re-typed it all out.

    This time it worked.

  3. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I think sometimes they detect a problem and just decide to do a quick maintenance on the system.. It would be nice if they could perhaps give a warning.. not sure how that would work but maybe make a post 30 minutes prior to all maintenance.

    As a precaution.. I have gotten in the habit of making sure the cursor is inside of the the text box and then hitting Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C to copy all of the text in the text box before I hit the submit button. That way if there is a a problem, I have my entire post ready to paste again.
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey, that's a neat trick.  Now, if I can remember it.  Usually when the text disappears into the internet blackhole, I figure I hit the wrong key again and I have to start all over.  Now I can blame it on the system maintainers.  Thanks Jeff.[​IMG]
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for your reply Jeff.

    I sometimes do that, but this time I was in no way near ready to click submit yet, and POOF---It was all gone!


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