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4th Oct '17 4:45:57 PM Augusto
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''Congratulations!'' your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. Save yourself the frustration and do the smart thing: write out the entry into some kind of text-editing program and then copy and paste it whole cloth into the forum or wiki entry's text field.

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''Congratulations!'' your Your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, Q. They are strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. Save yourself the frustration and do the smart thing: write out the entry into some kind of text-editing program and then copy and paste it whole cloth into the forum or wiki entry's text field.
4th Oct '17 4:43:50 PM Augusto
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Congratulations, your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. Save yourself the frustration and do the smart thing: write out the entry into some kind of text-editing program and then copy and paste it whole cloth into the forum or wiki entry's text field.

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Congratulations, ''Congratulations!'' your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. Save yourself the frustration and do the smart thing: write out the entry into some kind of text-editing program and then copy and paste it whole cloth into the forum or wiki entry's text field.
4th Oct '17 4:43:17 PM Augusto
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[''Cue the BigNo'']

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[''Cue [-[''Cue the BigNo'']
BigNo'']-]
2nd Oct '17 7:41:02 PM Augusto
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OhCrap A twenty-second lag followed by a blank white page. Quick! Click the Back Arrow. ''Click the Back Arrow!''

It's gone. Your carefully crafted entry. ''Gone''...

Cue the BigNo.

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OhCrap [[OhCrap A twenty-second lag followed by a blank white page. page.]]

Quick! Click the Back Arrow. ''Click the Back Arrow!''

No... It's gone. Your carefully crafted entry. ''Gone''...

Cue [''Cue the BigNo.
BigNo'']



Thanks to TV Tropes' wiki-editing time limit, most folk who write long entries will go through the trouble of composing and saving them elsewhere. But occasionally, someone ''somewhere'' will view an existing trope, think of a quick example they can add, think up the most clever commentary ever written while entering their example into the text field, and press the send button--only to have the Data Vampires snap up their precious writing like a pack of starving hounds snapping up a sausage-covered kitten. It's brutal. It's unpredictable. It's unfair. It's... life...

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Thanks to TV Tropes' wiki-editing time limit, most folk who write long entries will go through the trouble of composing and saving them elsewhere. But occasionally, someone ''somewhere'' will view an existing trope, think of a quick example they can add, think up the most clever commentary ever written while entering their example into the text field, and press the send button--only button, only to have the Data Vampires snap up their precious writing like a pack of starving hounds snapping up a sausage-covered kitten. It's brutal. It's unpredictable. It's unfair. It's... life...



However, it is not unknown, and not uncommon, for people to be gifted with the power to pry their entries from the jaws of a Data Vampire before it is swallowed whole. More often than not, it can be retrieved and sent by, rather than pressing the back button, hitting [[strike:F5]] whatever key sequence your browser uses for reload. Refreshing works miracles. (Unless the DataVampires make the [[TheDataBaseHatesMe Database Hate You]], in which case you're roundly screwed.)

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However, it is not unknown, and not uncommon, for people to be gifted with the power to pry their entries from the jaws of a Data Vampire before it is swallowed whole. More often than not, it can be retrieved and sent by, rather than pressing the back button, hitting [[strike:F5]] whatever key sequence your browser uses for reload. Refreshing works miracles. (Unless the DataVampires make it so the [[TheDataBaseHatesMe Database Hate Hates You]], in which case you're roundly screwed.)



If you have Firefox, the back button is even ''more'' powerful, as the program will often save your data. (If that doesn't work, a memory dump should.) Opera does something similar, and should always allow you to recover stuff via the back button. On the other hand, there are some minor rumors that Internet Explorer's "Back"-button is either sponsored by the DataVampires or is one itself...

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If Also, if you have Firefox, the back button is even ''more'' powerful, as the program will often save your data. (If that doesn't work, a memory dump should.) Opera does something similar, and should always allow you to recover stuff via the back button. On the other hand, there are some minor rumors that Internet Explorer's "Back"-button is either sponsored by the DataVampires or is one itself...
17th Mar '17 5:45:38 AM LB7979
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To view an example, see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMt2MK67-Qw this.]]
2nd Aug '16 12:01:18 AM Gingerkitteh
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OhCrap. A twenty-second lag followed by a blank white page. Quick! Click the Back Arrow. ''Click the Back Arrow!''

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OhCrap. OhCrap A twenty-second lag followed by a blank white page. Quick! Click the Back Arrow. ''Click the Back Arrow!''



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26th Aug '15 1:31:15 PM Robertertert
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A quicker way to safeguard your edit is to highlight it, right-click it/go to the "Edit" menu, and select Copy, just before you hit "Send."[[note]]For the keyboard-happy, try CTRL-A to select all text, followed by CTRL-C to copy it (Cmd-A and Cmd-C on the Mac)[[/note]]. Therefore, if anything goes wrong, you've still got a copy of it. Of course, you need to paste it somewhere pretty quickly.

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A quicker way to safeguard your edit is to highlight it, right-click it/go to the "Edit" menu, and select Copy, just before you hit "Send."[[note]]For the keyboard-happy, try CTRL-A to select all text, followed by CTRL-C to copy it (Cmd-A and Cmd-C on the Mac)[[/note]]. Therefore, if anything goes wrong, you've still got a copy of it. Of course, you need to paste it somewhere pretty quickly.
quickly, [[RememberedTooLate lest you forget and copy something else.]]
9th Jun '14 11:49:14 PM Blacknumber
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Congratulations, your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. (Instead of doing the ''smart'' thing, which would be to write out the entry into some kind of text-editing ''program'' and then copy and paste it whole cloth ''into'' the forum or wiki entry's text field.)

Thanks to TV Tropes' wiki-editing time limit, most folk who write long entries will go through the trouble of composing and saving them elsewhere. But occasionally, someone ''somewhere'' will view an existing trope, think of a quick example they can add, think up the most clever commentary ever written ''while'' entering their example into the text field, and press the send button--only to have the Data Vampires snap up their precious writing like a pack of starving hounds snapping up a sausage-covered kitten. It's brutal. It's unpredictable. It's unfair. It's... ''life''...

to:

Congratulations, your entry has just been eaten by the Electron-Eating Data Vampires from Dimension Q--strange, intangible creatures who lurk on wiki pages and forum boards waiting for some hapless fool to write full entries into text fields from scratch. (Instead of doing Save yourself the ''smart'' thing, which would be to frustration and do the smart thing: write out the entry into some kind of text-editing ''program'' program and then copy and paste it whole cloth ''into'' into the forum or wiki entry's text field.)

field.

Thanks to TV Tropes' wiki-editing time limit, most folk who write long entries will go through the trouble of composing and saving them elsewhere. But occasionally, someone ''somewhere'' will view an existing trope, think of a quick example they can add, think up the most clever commentary ever written ''while'' while entering their example into the text field, and press the send button--only to have the Data Vampires snap up their precious writing like a pack of starving hounds snapping up a sausage-covered kitten. It's brutal. It's unpredictable. It's unfair. It's... ''life''...
life...
10th Oct '13 5:48:49 PM IchigoMontoya
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Cue the [[BigNo big Darth Vader]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"]]

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Cue the [[BigNo big Darth Vader]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"]]
BigNo.
28th Jun '13 7:54:50 AM MikuruFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot Ctrl-C could have avoided all this.]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMlSsz6BDVQ Video version]])]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot Ctrl-C could have avoided all this.]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMlSsz6BDVQ Video version]])]]Video]])]]
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