After typing in an answer to a question, Stack Overflow ran off to verify my ID with Open ID, opening a new page that asked the appropriate questions, letting Google verify who I was etc...

And then nothing!

My text was gone (sigh).

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    And here I was, thinking this was the first case of a SO related firing :D
    – Pekka
    Commented May 27, 2010 at 21:14
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    if(openIDChecksOut()){ fireEmployee(); } Commented May 27, 2010 at 21:35

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That's why I do a select and copy whenever I leave the page. If my imperishable words perish, I can always paste them back in again.

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    We are working with Stack Overflow here, not Lotus Notes. I expect better.
    – Earlz
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 20:46
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    You should totally drop that and try jQuery. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 22:14
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    @Earlz: I may have lower expectations of any web-based application than you do. Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 13:24
  • Although this answer is not very satisfying, it is in fact the most correct response. It's something that you should train yourself to do. It's not uncommon for this to occur, and the sooner you pick up the habit, the less frustrated you will become.
    – beska
    Commented May 27, 2010 at 21:23

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