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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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[was incredibly long]

*Last edited by MathsIsFun (2005-12-10 10:02:11)*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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

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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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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?

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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 (2005-12-10 04:32:36)*

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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≈

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

*Last edited by justlookingforthemoment (2005-12-10 09:31:36)*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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

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**irspow****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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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.

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