Everyone works differently but let me just share what I do since I write very extensive posts.
- First, before I preview or Submit a post I always Highlight (CTRL + a) and copy (CTRL C).
Losing our work can happen for many reasons and these reasons may not have anything to do with the forum board. Our computer may do something erratic, or the server may freeze, or we may even press the wrong button by mistake which is a very common issue.
- The second thing I do before I publish an article is to preview it. If the server freezes for a second I can always press the back button and get the previously previewd sample from my browser's buffer memory.
Speaking of copying the file before I post it, if the file is really important and long I paste it on my text editor (NOTEPAD) just before I submit the article.
It may seem like a lot of work but the pleasure of knowing I made a copy when something goes wrong pays off ten fold.
(and yes, I just made a copy before submitting)
Hope it helps someone.