I know, write it in a word processor, then copy/paste if you don't want to lose it. July 25, 2012 4:28 PM   Subscribe

Bug (or at least unexpected behaviour): deleting tags sends half-written comments to the aether.

I was in the middle up writing a clarification a recent askme, when I realized that one of my tags was misleading. So, I clicked the little [x], with the expectation that some javascript magic would happen, but instead got a page reload and lost three paragraphs of immortal prose.

This is certainly an edge case, but it's still probably not the ideal behaviour.
posted by 256 to Bugs at 4:28 PM (9 comments total)

Thanks for the suggestion. We'll give it some thought and discuss it. Sorry about the lost comment.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:35 PM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

Well, the good news is that it was a totally unnecessary, threadsitty update anyway.
posted by 256 at 4:41 PM on July 25, 2012 [6 favorites]

The system works!
posted by clockwork at 4:43 PM on July 25, 2012 [7 favorites]

That's nothing: it sends completely-written tags to the aether.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 5:00 PM on July 25, 2012

Isn't it just a normal link? I think you would have gotten your text back if you hit the back button.
posted by ryanrs at 5:16 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Firefox in particular is pretty good at not losing text box stuff. I've even had it survive a power outage.
posted by flabdablet at 10:10 PM on July 25, 2012

Could someone send me some ether?
posted by aubilenon at 12:22 AM on July 26, 2012

I'll ask my friends michelson and morley.
posted by jenkinsEar at 4:45 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

Lazarus is a nifty text box saver Firefox add on.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:29 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

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