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I spent a long time writing my question and it didn't work

I took a long time to word my question correctly and convey what it was that I was having trouble with, and when I finally hi "submit" I got an error that it was unable to go through. It didn't even save or keep the question submission form open so that I wouldn't lose everything I had just typed out. so now my entire question and explanation of why I am asking the question (it's rather complicated) is just gone. I have neither the time nor the patience to type that whole thing out again.

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There are many problems with the Microsoft Q&A website.

You've identified the problem where you compose a post and when clicking post your answer it fails.


This is typically seen:

 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/static/csrfAttackDetected.html

 Unable to execute your request
    
 We are sorry, but we are unable to execute your request at this time.  
    
 You may be seeing this page because you attempted to submit a thread before its form was fully loaded. 
    
 Please refresh this page and then try again. 
    
 If this error persits, please enter a Site feedback and provide details of the action you were trying to take.



This website problem has been reported many times.


It remains unclear whether this problem will or not be recognized and fixed.



The problem is easily reproduced.

You can type a sentence into a reply box and then do other things on your computer or walk away from the computer (test 30) minutes.

The time threshold I've not tested.



At some time the Microsoft Q&A website will no longer allow you to make the post unless you perform the following steps after the post failure:

a) Click the browser back arrow

b) Copy and remove the post using ctrl + x

c) Refresh the webpage

d) Paste the post using ctrl + v

e) Click Post Your Answer




At the current time I'm having to copy and remove posts after just 5 minutes to make sure I'm no longer experiencing this problem.

You will find that you will have to make many extra steps on the Microsoft Q&A website.

For example it can be difficult to find the latest post or comment in threads without wasting a lot of time.

If you want to follow a thread the follow button may fail with an undefined people are following this question.



Unfortunately you'll have to learn the work arounds as no comments have yet been made about fixing these reported problems.

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