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Forum ganked? Lost your eloquent rant? There's a solution!

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DarkAegix
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2011-12-06 06:54:49 UTC
Forum Warrior IIs,
I'm sure at some point you've lost a highly constructive, intellectual and lengthy post to the forum gank monster. Fear not, however, as there is a solution which doesn't involve you copy and pasting your post into a word processor just in case disaster strikes!
Simply install this addon for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/

Upon being ganked, calmly return back to the thread, open the quick reply, right click on the message box, hover over 'Recover Text' and select your excellent post.

Of course, the addon works for the wall-of-tears posts you're likely to save to a document, print and frame later; as well as the short and violent emotional outbursts which you may not bother backing up.

I look forward to sifting through a greater number of excellent posts in the future.

-DX


PS -
If you use Chrome, I respect your browser choice but urge you to use a stronger and more masculine browser.
If you use IE, I understand that your browser isn't nearly as terrible and ugly as it used to be, but there are better ones available.
If you use Opera, I suggest that the internet is too 'mainstream' for you, and that you should return to your hipster lair.
If you use Safari, I suggest you set fire to your computer to cleanse it of the evil you have afflicted upon it.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#2 - 2011-12-06 06:57:54 UTC
…it's sad to see how an already bloated browser needs even more bloat to have even the most fundamental of functionality. P

Seriously, though, someone needs to do to Firefox what Firefox did to Netscape.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#3 - 2011-12-06 07:01:06 UTC
What if you use Lynx?

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Herping yourDerp
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2011-12-06 07:06:13 UTC
firefox is only bloated if u run it on win 95
Handsome Hussein
#5 - 2011-12-06 07:06:30 UTC
Chribba wrote:
What if you use Lynx?

I'm totally going to try this tomorrow at work. It would reduce so many headaches if it works...

Leaves only the fresh scent of pine.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#6 - 2011-12-06 07:06:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Akita T
DarkAegix wrote:
If you use Chrome, I respect your browser choice but urge you to use a stronger and more masculine browser.
If you use Opera, I suggest that the internet is too 'mainstream' for you, and that you should return to your hipster lair.

Opera has plenty of extensions to pick from, and I actually use one addon that does exactly what you describe.
It's called "savetext" : https://addons.opera.com/addons/extensions/details/savetext/

Chrome ALSO has plenty of extensions too, and there's a version of Lazarus for it too.
Here you go : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/loljledaigphbcpfhfmgopdkppkifgno
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2011-12-06 07:09:43 UTC
I never get forum ganked because if someone tries I simply blind them with my awesomeness Cool

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

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Aggressive Nutmeg
#8 - 2011-12-06 07:11:58 UTC
Or, just use notepad until they fix the forum.

FFS

Never make eye contact with someone while eating a banana.

BLACK-STAR
#9 - 2011-12-06 07:17:13 UTC
Select all, CTRL + C

Try it some time
DarkAegix
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2011-12-06 09:13:15 UTC
BLACK-STAR wrote:
Select all, CTRL + C

Try it some time

I'm not going to bother copying a small post, like this one.

Besides:
10 secs to install the addon vs 60 secs of copy-pasting throughout the week.

Save yourself some time.
Karn Dulake
Doomheim
#11 - 2011-12-06 10:12:51 UTC
Most forum ganks happen when some self important tard decides to post something pointless in your thread to try to derail it and keep posting continiously.


What you mentioned is a weakness of these forums so alt-c is a priority these days and that can solve most problems
I dont normally troll, but when i do i do it on General Discussion.
Jenshae Chiroptera
#12 - 2011-12-06 10:23:25 UTC
DarkAegix wrote:
...
If you use Opera, I suggest that the internet is too 'mainstream' for you, and that you should return to your hipster lair.
...

I can't really think of any reason why I use Opera. However, I can come up with many reasons why I don't use the other browsers. Blink

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#13 - 2011-12-06 10:32:42 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
DarkAegix wrote:
...
If you use Opera, I suggest that the internet is too 'mainstream' for you, and that you should return to your hipster lair.
...

I can't really think of any reason why I use Opera. However, I can come up with many reasons why I don't use the other browsers. Blink

Also, if you use Opera, you can usually just press backspace and get your post back.
Thorn Galen
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
#14 - 2011-12-06 10:43:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Thorn Galen
ctrl-a, ctrl-c & ctrl-v are both good friends of mine on these forums. They have however not taught me to count yet P
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2011-12-06 11:43:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Solstice Project
Thorn Galen wrote:
ctrl-a, ctrl-c & ctrl-v are both good friends of mine on these forums. They have however not taught me to count yet P

Yeah.

Everybody who installs a plug-in for this ...
... or believes "i can't be bothered to think about that" ...
... just acknowledges his own stupidity.

Copy/Paste ... the new entry test for mensa ............



Tippia wrote:
Also, if you use Opera, you can usually just press backspace and get your post back.

Exactly ... but people prefer using crappy mainstream browsers anyway,
because they are "cool" and "alternative" and "anti-microsoft" ... haha, sure.
DarkAegix
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2011-12-06 12:00:57 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Tippia wrote:
Also, if you use Opera, you can usually just press backspace and get your post back.

Exactly ... but people prefer using crappy mainstream browsers anyway,
because they are "cool" and "alternative" and "anti-microsoft" ... haha, sure.

This just shows just how wrong you are about everything.
Alternative? Make up your mind. You just called IE/Chrome/FF mainstream.
Anti-microsoft? Opera isn't made by Microsoft.
What are you babbling on about?

Quote:
Everybody who installs a plug-in for this ...
... or believes "i can't be bothered to think about that" ...
... just acknowledges his own stupidity.

On the topic of stupidity, overuse of the ellipsis indicates an inability of one to express themselves correctly. A mark of stupidity, some would say. Straight
RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#17 - 2011-12-06 12:05:08 UTC
On Chrome all you need to do is hit the back button and your text is still there. Ctrl-C and go again.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

DarkAegix
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2011-12-06 12:07:03 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
On Chrome all you need to do is hit the back button and your text is still there. Ctrl-C and go again.

Even when using quick reply or after a double-gank? Bear

Firefox has this basic functionality, obviously. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs medical assistance.
Grey Stormshadow
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2011-12-06 12:15:00 UTC
Current usage stats

~41 percent for IE... Mostly used by people who have no choice or just don't know / haven't tested the other options recently.
~26 percent for Chrome and growing steadily... more and more popular choice and recently passed firefox in popularity.
~25 percent for Firefox and has been going down slowly for a long time... still rather popular choice.
~8 percent for other, including the browsers used in mobile devices and so on...

Get classic forum style - custom videos to captains quarters screen

Play with the best - die like the rest

Gerald Taric
NEO DYNAMICS
#20 - 2011-12-06 12:23:11 UTC
although this seems to be a solution for the nasty effects, i discourage it for two reasons:

(1) It *should* not be necessary to install additional software to compensate a bug elsewhere.

(2) Additional software also brings the risk of additional bugs into your system, not to mention the additional resources needed for it.

In my humble opinion "select all" + "CTRL-C" is an acceptable work-around.
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