Feb 10, 6:58am
You had a copy saved, just in case, and you previewed the post to make sure it looked okay. A couple possibilities:
1) not sure how long you took to copy, preview, etc., but it might have timed out on you.
2) if you formatted your post in Word, it won't necessarily translate to the forums well, particularly if you used a font the forums don't support. Don't waste your time making it look pretty in Word. In fact, even if it looks bog-standard plain in Word, Word has hidden formatting that often doesn't translate well. If I compose something in Word, I often cut and paste it into Notepad which removes all of the formatting. From Notepad, cut and paste it into the forum, then use Advanced Editor to do the formatting within the forum software.
Another recommendation - once you get your post written and formatted in the forum software, copy it before you preview, tweak it if necessary, then copy it again before you preview.
(This post was edited by Altaira on Feb 10, 7:34am)