How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Welcome to Queenonline. This is the place to report problems, or give feedback about this message board or the entire Queenonline site.

How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Postby Isolde Jane Holland » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:37 pm

Okay, I'm a complete halfwit when it comes to website design (and many other things) but the next time administrators are discussing possible ways to improve and enhance Queenonline and make it even more user-friendly, could someone suggest adding something similiar to Yahoo Mail's 'auto-save' feature, which with no prompting from the user automatically saves the content of in progress emails to drafts every five minutes??? Whoever invented that feature is a GENIUS. I'll never forget the first time I was typing a loooong email to my friend Meredith, my elbow grazed the wrong key and the whole thing disappeared in a Flash. (Mandatory Queen song mention.) My anguished Sophoclean wail of,"Noooooooo...." could be heard by future generations.

My entreaty was prompted by this post vvvv from my online buddy Bea. Her asiatic posts are one of the joys of QOL for a lot of us, and this has got to be the tenth time this has happened to her.

Bea wrote::onfire: Just written a page and a half reply to Missy's posts and lost the lot. Sod it. Going to sulk now.
 
Isolde Jane Holland
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:15 pm
Location: Stuyvesant Town, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Has thanked: 911 times
Been thanked: 391 times

Re: How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Postby bigV » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:43 pm

I don't claim to be a specialist, but I don't think this would work here.

I'm guessing that when you're referring to an "autosave feature" you're thinking of Gmail. Gmail is a dynamic environment, powered by Java. QOL is a PHP-based static system, powered by a mySQL database. The two things are as different as a diesel-powered car and a Prius.

Do what I do. Get into the habit of (especially when writing lengthy posts) cut'n'pasting your text. It sounds like a lot of work, but trust me - if you use the keyboard shortcuts it's done in seconds. Click Ctrl+A, Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V. That way, even if you lose your reply for some reason it'll be stored in the buffer - unless your computer restarts, that is.

I hope the technical people will prove me wrong, but I really don't think we could have a dynamic feature such as autosave. Bummer.

V.
 
bigV
Don't Stop Me Now
 
User avatar

 

Is this the life we really want?

      
 
Posts: 2298
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:30 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Postby Innuendoes » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:41 am

When you hit the key with your elbow and it erased what you were doing, if you had hit the Ctrl key and the Z key at the same time, it would have come right back. ;-)
I knew all the time but now I'm gonna let you know:
I'm gonna keep on rocking, no matter if it's fast or slow.
Ain't gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour,
'Cause now I'm living on blues power.
 
Innuendoes
Somebody To Love
 
User avatar

 

The Master Of Space And Time

      
 
Posts: 9740
Images: 0
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:57 pm
Gender: Female
Has thanked: 461 times
Been thanked: 339 times

Re: How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Postby jayh121 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:04 pm

This always comes in handy, I'm not expert so little tips like this are greatly appreciated.



_________________________________
"If you can dream it....you can do it."
 
jayh121
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:34 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: How feasible is autosave feature for QOL??

Postby Isolde Jane Holland » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Thank you, everyone! CTRL + Z, huh?

And yes, I do frequently use both copy/paste AND the save draft feature already on here, when my budding post becomes a crazy quilt of links and urls and other randomness!!

:nervous:

^ ^ ^ Under-utilised smiley. That's how I feel most of the time.
 
Isolde Jane Holland
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:15 pm
Location: Stuyvesant Town, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Has thanked: 911 times
Been thanked: 391 times


Return to Queenonline

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest