All, we made some minor tweaks to our webserver. We hope these are transparent to you, but we did change one setting that could cause problems if you’re on a slow connection or the website is acting slow.
Basically, take all the time you need to type a comment. But after you hit the “submit comment” button, and if it takes more than 30 seconds for things to work (indicated by a screen refresh) your comment could be lost.
This sort of thing can always happen with any blog or web forum to varying degrees, but we’ve tightened things up so it might be a bit more likely.
The idea with our tweaks is that WildSnow.com will be much less likely to slow down and cause the above, but I wanted to give you all a word about it.
As with any blog or forum, we recommend making a clipboard copy of any comment before you hit the “submit” button, that way if a glitch nukes your prose, you can simply paste it into another comment window and try again (or at the worst, email it to me). For those not familiar with Windows cut/paste, just drag your mouse over your comment text so it’s all highlighted, then either click edit/copy from your browser menu, or Ctrl-c on your keyboard. Paste by using the same edit menu on your browser, or hitting Ctrl-v.
Most importantly, the only way we’ll know how all this is working, or not, is if we get feedback from you WildSnow readers and commenters out there, so please don’t hesitate to leave feedback on this post or email me by using contact link in nav menu to left.