2 things I always do, and that I've passed on to at least one other member in the past:
Originally Posted by daebado
1. Make sure you click on the "Remember Me" block with the log-in section.
2. Depending on what type of computer you're using, in most cases - when you're composing a message, keep a word processing (Microsoft Word/Works, etc) file open also. Copy and paste your message to the open file, and save it in the open file, before you try to post it. If it's an anywhere-near long message, periodically copy and paste what you've composed so far, in stages, until you're done. Or - compose the complete message first on the Word/Works/etc open file, save it, then copy and paste it from there to your message on the forum.
That way, your chances of losing it are next to none. I have one running open file that I use to compose/save all entries I put on any forum. Not only can you quickly retrieve/transfer any message if it doesn't enter properly, but you can easily retrieve it for future reference at a later date if you need to post a similar/same reply on the same or a different forum.
Between these and what Alan posted above, you'll probably never lose a message again before you get it successfully posted...
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