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What is 'Confirm Form Resubmission" (Original Post) Basic LA Apr 2024 OP
You would be posting dweller Apr 2024 #1
Thanks! It didn't happen last time. Basic LA Apr 2024 #2
One way around that dweller Apr 2024 #3
I don't think canetoad Apr 2024 #4
Thanks so much. Basic LA Apr 2024 #5
I only get that when a post fails to go all the way and show up, usually a network hiccup. usonian Apr 2024 #6
I think that's it. Basic LA Apr 2024 #7
Of course, being a techie all my life, I can visualize what's going on usonian Apr 2024 #8
Wish I had those skills. Basic LA Apr 2024 #9
You're welcome usonian Apr 2024 #10
Sea story: Basic LA Apr 2024 #11
Bravest SOB's anywhere. usonian Apr 2024 #12

Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
2. Thanks! It didn't happen last time.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:20 PM
Apr 2024

Maybe I should just hit Recent Submissions after posting a comment. But I kind of want to go back to where I was when I posted.


(24,189 posts)
3. One way around that
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:24 PM
Apr 2024

Would be to hold the reply button until ‘open in new tab’ appears, select that and post.
Then close that tab and go back to original one, and reload to see your reply posted.
Back button puts you back where you started.



(17,414 posts)
4. I don't think
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:25 PM
Apr 2024

The browser or database intends you to post then hit the back button. You probably need to carry on from where you were by opening a new page, ie going forward.


(10,952 posts)
6. I only get that when a post fails to go all the way and show up, usually a network hiccup.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 07:51 PM
Apr 2024

If a post is successful, you won’t get that, and you’ll see your post as we all do.

No need to go back in that case. Indeed, doing so would bring up the editing box, and you could submit twice.

Which is no big deal! Just use your self-powers to delete any duplicates!

“YOU CAN’T GO BACK” (yes you can) and must when the post doesn’t “take”.


(10,952 posts)
8. Of course, being a techie all my life, I can visualize what's going on
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 09:10 PM
Apr 2024

I visualize packets going back and forth, HTTP response codes, and such.

Just glad if I can reduce the level of mystery a bit.

I guess the keyword is that success is evident, whereas goofs are puzzling (because they’re hard to figure out and hard to explain) which is why we get 404’s and 503’s.

And networks are flakey. People used to tell me “The network’s down. Do something!”

So I made some quick checks that our stuff was working OK, and waited out the glitch.


Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
9. Wish I had those skills.
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 11:23 AM
Apr 2024

My idiocy about tech is boundless. And it's really a drawback in this day and age.
Thanks for your help, my friend.


(10,952 posts)
10. You're welcome
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 01:31 PM
Apr 2024

I started out when vacuum tubes were still "hot"

And I did a considerable amount of computer support at Cal Berkeley, even got paid for doing it.

Happy to help. It's so complex that it's a struggle to keep up, and I cruise Hacker News for the latest.

But things change so fast. I had a program that combined images and pdf's into one big pdf. It disappeared from the app store.

So, I had to find another that did so ( yes! )

And my credit union stopped making credit card, savings and checking records downloadable as CSV files that I could import into a spreadsheet and get totals on expenses for tax deductions. I spent the morning scraping that info off the pdf's that are all I can get lately.

Things don't always change for the better. Let's see if my complaining gets any results.

Feels like swimming with sharks, this tech business. And I'm retired.

I do it for fun!

You a Navy vet? I'm a Coast Guard vet.
Semper Paratus!


Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
11. Sea story:
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 02:18 PM
Apr 2024

At a North Carolina Marine Corp Air Base, I was on a crashboat crew preparing for a hurricane. We were tying up and double securing our boats as the sky blackened and the 1st rain drops hit.

Then two open boats came up the channel, heading straight into the storm.
"You can't go out there," we yelled. (This was Cape Hatteras!)

"That's what we do, they called back. We're Coast Guard."

Baddest bravest thing I ever saw.

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