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Why doen't the MSDN fourms a Web based solution not have a warning message about leaving a post accidentally?

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  • It would be nice to see a warning message about "You're about to leave an active post. Do you want to Stay or Leave?" --  with appropriate buttons invoking the selected action. It can't be that hard to implement.
    • Moved by BonnieBMVP Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:23 PM
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:21 AM

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  • As this isn't specifically about C#, I think a better place to ask or
    make a request might be:

    Forums Issues
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/threads

    - Wayne

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:47 AM
  • I wouldn't consider this a bug ... just a "nice to have" feature (which really should be an "essential" feature here).

    Consequently, a better place to ask the question is the "Suggestions and Feedback" Forum, here:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=suggest

    If you'd like, @DA, I can move this thread there for you, rather than you having to repost it. Let me know ....


    ~~Bonnie DeWitt [C# MVP]

    http://geek-goddess-bonnie.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 4:58 AM
  • I wouldn't consider this a bug ... just a "nice to have" feature (which really should be an "essential" feature here).

    Consequently, a better place to ask the question is the "Suggestions and Feedback" Forum, here:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=suggest

    If you'd like, @DA, I can move this thread there for you, rather than you having to repost it. Let me know ....


    ~~Bonnie DeWitt [C# MVP]

    http://geek-goddess-bonnie.blogspot.com


    Can you move it Bonnie? ASP.NET forums has the feature. There is nothing worst than losing a post, becuase of a click in error and all is lost. It has happened too many times for me and others I suspect.
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:56 AM
  •  There is nothing worst than losing a post, becuase of a click in error and all is lost. It has happened too many times for me and others I suspect.

    I decided years ago that it wasn't worth the gnashing of teeth and pulling 
    of hair that accompanied aborted/lost posts when something goes amiss with
    the forums editor. So I always compose my posts offline using an ASCII editor
    of my choice, and when ready I use Windows clipboard to copy & paste the
    post from my editor into the forum editor. After any last minute touch-ups
    for italics, bold, or links I submit it. 

    This also allows me to compose replies gradually, in increments over more 
    than one sitting, before posting. I also can easily archive copies of my
    posts for easy reference and selective reuse.

    But I agree that the forums editor should be made more user-friendly and
    goof-proof. In addition to "Are you sure?" prompts, saving of partial
    drafts while composing and before final posting would provide some
    recovery ability in the event of system outages - whether local or remote.

    - Wayne

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:38 AM
  • There ya go ... I moved it.

    ~~Bonnie DeWitt [C# MVP]

    http://geek-goddess-bonnie.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:25 PM