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Matt Thrower
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I just spent ages on a geeklist. There was so much text it made my fingers hurt to type. When I'd finished, I scrolled up to make a quick change to the title and accidentally clicked on an advert and lost the lot.

I'm very upset.

Is there any chance we can have a "save" function for geeklists?
 
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Set the list to 'private'. Than you can edit it as long as you want, and save (submit) it in between. When you're finished, set it to 'public'.
 
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Werbaer wrote:
Set the list to 'private'. Than you can edit it as long as you want, and save (submit) it in between. When you're finished, set it to 'public'.


But that'll mean the date is set for when you started editing - if you leave it a couple of days it's not going to appear on the "recent" list when you publish it, isn't it?
 
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Yes.
But i thought about a couple of hours, not a couple of days.

If you need days or weeks, you could consider to prohibit public adding of items when you release the forst version of the list, and allow it once the list is complete.
 
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I write long forum or geeklist text in MS Word and safe it as a word file. When the text is finished I copy and paste it into the geeklist / forum form. This not only makes it possible to save your text (and work on it for an extended period), but it also is much easier if you have a lot of text (the forum and geeklist text boxes are not very big).
 
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I'm with Lajos here... I always build a Geeklist offline in a separate text file. Everything goes in that file: game IDs, picture IDs, and text. Only when it is completely finished – and saved on my hard drive – do I actually create the Geeklist. Then I just copy and paste everything, and I'm done.

A not-so-subtle advantage of this method is that it allows me to use a spell checker... that saves a lot of embarrassment!
 
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MattDP wrote:
When I'd finished, I scrolled up to make a quick change to the title and accidentally clicked on an advert and lost the lot.

I'm very upset.


A save function would be great, but until then, I think in that situation if you'd have clicked the back button, and then hit refresh, and then clicked confirm on the "do you want to resend?" question, then your list would have come back up at the last preview you had clicked through.

Two notes: This is how it works in MSIE, but I don't see why it wouldn't work in Firefox (seeing as how great it is), and this only works if you've been clicking Preview as you go. What you are really doing is re-posting the last preview click that you sent out, that is cached in your browsers memory. But, if you're like me, you preview after about every 3 lines.

 
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