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## #1 2005-10-07 17:13:28

mathsyperson
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### Strange...

Recently, I've been typing posts giving long explanations of how to do something and after all that work, the forum doesn't let me submit it. I've got around the problem by sending a random one-word post, then editing it with my real post, but still... odd. Has this happened to anyone else?

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #2 2005-10-07 17:54:09

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### Re: Strange...

[was incredibly long]

Last edited by MathsIsFun (2005-12-11 09:02:11)

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## #3 2005-10-07 17:55:53

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### Re: Strange...

That worked (thank goodness!)

So, what is happening with you? Detective work needed!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #4 2005-12-06 05:08:43

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### Re: Strange...

Congratulations Rod! You broke the record for the longest post!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

## #5 2005-12-06 06:05:49

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### Re: Strange...

No, he didn't.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #6 2005-12-11 03:30:14

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### Re: Strange...

I think I've figured out what's happening. Whenever I use the symbol ≈, copied and pasted from the top, in a post then it doesn't like it. I have no idea why that is.

But that's fine, because I can just use ≈ [asymp with :] instead.

Last edited by mathsyperson (2005-12-11 03:32:36)

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #7 2005-12-11 08:30:44

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### Re: Strange...

I just copied from the top, and it worked fine. Weird.

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## #8 2005-12-11 09:01:35

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### Re: Strange...

OK, probably just general vagaries. Maybe something to do with something that sends something that something else doesn't like.

I will take the opportunity to shorten my incredibly long post.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #9 2005-12-11 13:12:53

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### Re: Strange...

It has happened to me on several occasions, but it seems more prevalent when using the "Post reply" screen than the small quick post area.

It has happened enough that I now copy the contents of my post before attempting to send it in case that it disappears.  I think that it has something to do with the amount of time spent composing a post.  Like some sort of session times out before posting actually takes place.