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Brent
January 26th, 2008, 11:02pm
I know a lot of people are confused by this. If you are clicking on the Save/Disk icon (http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/static/images/save.png) every time you make any MySweeps changes, you are wasting a lot of time.

The Save/Disk icon (the little green disk graphic) that appears in the upper-right corner of the page anytime you make changes to MySweeps isn't necessary at all.

Your MySweeps changes (adding or deleting a sweep, recording an entry, etc.) are automatically saved each time you go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory (that is, any page not in the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory after making the changes.

For example, let's say you're doing your Dailies in MySweeps and you're recording your entries as you make them. When you're done with page one, all you have to do is go straight on to page two and your changes will automatically be saved without having to click on the Save/Disk icon at all.

Another example, if you're going through the New Sweepstakes section and adding the sweeps you like to MySweeps as you go, your changes will be automatically saved when you continue on to the next page. The next page can be the next New Sweepstakes page or anywhere at all in the sweepstakes directory (anywhere but the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another page in the sweepstakes directory after making changes.

For example, if you're on your last page of MySweeps for the day and recording the entries as you go, the changes won't be saved if you leave OLS or close your browser without first going to another web page in the OLS sweepstakes directory.

To sum it up:

MySweeps changes aren't be saved until you load another web page in the sweepstakes directory (i.e. any page not in the forums).


Clicking on the Save/Disk icon (the little green disk) essentially just reloads the page you're currently viewing. Continuing on to the next page (or any page for that matter) in the sweepstakes directory will accomplish exactly the same thing, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved.


As long as you don't make any MySweeps changes on the very last page you view in the OLS sweepstakes directory during your visit, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved. There are a few exceptions where they will be saved anyway, even then.


Logging out will also automatically save any changes you might have made to MySweeps.



Brent

lram14
January 26th, 2008, 11:12pm
Wow!! I'm so glad you said something Brent. I was using the save button too much. Thanks for letting us know..:smile7:

RockysJewel
January 26th, 2008, 11:16pm
Thanks for claryfing this and putting in terms all can understand. A new good one for the newbie thread too.

csbking4
January 26th, 2008, 11:23pm
thanks for the help!

taylynn
January 27th, 2008, 11:08am
Thanks for explaining this. I was clicking it everytime.

mamacita11
January 27th, 2008, 1:40pm
Thanks brent, it's like I learn something new everyday and shiot.

April1p
January 27th, 2008, 1:54pm
Thanks for the info. I have never used the save disk feature before, but your description of 1 and 3 explain why some of MySweeps weren't saved for me sometimes;).

wishful
January 27th, 2008, 1:56pm
Thank you Brent! This will save me lots of time. I saved after every page. This will save me lots of time! You're great, as usual! :tongue:

stonybuff
January 27th, 2008, 2:04pm
thanks for the update. I have always been "saving" each page, or mid page if I am taking a break.

saphyress
January 27th, 2008, 2:06pm
Awesome, thanks so much for explaining that!

joahsmom
March 29th, 2008, 10:18am
Thanks for the post. I am a newbie so it helped me out.:grin3:

chicagoaudra
March 29th, 2008, 12:32pm
I was wondering what that was...

themasta
April 12th, 2008, 7:20pm
so if im doing sweeps and then i click the online-sweepstakes logo.. it will be saved?

blue102983
June 2nd, 2008, 1:07am
i'm one of those who kept saving. now i know thanks for posting this.

brushes
June 2nd, 2008, 3:32pm
Well I'll be a monkeys uncle. I just saw this post and have been a clicking fool. now i can just go about my business just being a fool without all that clicking.:laugh:

ktvanrees
June 6th, 2008, 1:34pm
Thanks for the info!

Scibba
June 12th, 2008, 8:53pm
I did not click on the disc icon as I always do when I entered about 100 new sweeps yesterday - nope, they aren't in MY Sweeps today - I'll continue to 'waste my time' because I keep losing these out of my sweeps if I don't!

swhitaker99
October 1st, 2008, 2:46pm
Thanks for the help Brent!

shannon717717
January 6th, 2009, 10:23am
thanks,im new and didnt know!!:grouphug:

annulla
January 12th, 2009, 1:43am
If you are clicking on the Save/Disk icon (http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/static/images/save.png) every time you make any MySweeps changes, you are wasting a lot of time. The Save/Disk icon (the little green disk graphic) that appears in the upper-right corner of the page anytime you make changes to MySweeps isn't necessary at all.


If the icon isn't necessary, why not get rid of it? :dontknow:

kathytracey
January 12th, 2009, 2:53am
Thanks Brent for the Info.:bounce:

Janir
January 12th, 2009, 3:06am
I did not click on the disc icon as I always do when I entered about 100 new sweeps yesterday - nope, they aren't in MY Sweeps today - I'll continue to 'waste my time' because I keep losing these out of my sweeps if I don't!


Yes, Scibba, I have had that same experience, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! Actually I remember Brent posting about this same thing a while ago, and I made sure to just go to another sweeps page when checkmarking MySweeps. No, it doesn't always work!

dutchmade
January 14th, 2009, 8:05am
I've had a "hit & miss experience" with saving by just advancing to the next page so I watch it
especially with the 24-hr sweeps.

Glenda
January 23rd, 2009, 9:24pm
if we have block referrer on...would they still be saved?

harleydreams
January 23rd, 2009, 9:34pm
I never knew this. Thanks! No telling how many I've missed out on. :rolleyes4

jgates8
January 23rd, 2009, 9:45pm
I'm the lucky idiot here. I never even noticed the save icon up there & just clicked away - of course it always saved for me, LOL!!!

kingmiller
January 23rd, 2009, 9:57pm
This is good to know, because sometimes I go to the next page, and then think: oh, wait, did I save that/those entries I just entered? Then I go back, and they are saved.:smile9:

triple*eee
January 24th, 2009, 7:39am
I know a lot of people are confused by this. If you are clicking on the Save/Disk icon (http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/static/images/save.png) every time you make any MySweeps changes, you are wasting a lot of time.

The Save/Disk icon (the little green disk graphic) that appears in the upper-right corner of the page anytime you make changes to MySweeps isn't necessary at all.

Your MySweeps changes (adding or deleting a sweep, recording an entry, etc.) are automatically saved each time you go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory (that is, any page not in the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory after making the changes.

For example, let's say you're doing your Dailies in MySweeps and you're recording your entries as you make them. When you're done with page one, all you have to do is go straight on to page two and your changes will automatically be saved without having to click on the Save/Disk icon at all.

Another example, if you're going through the New Sweepstakes section and adding the sweeps you like to MySweeps as you go, your changes will be automatically saved when you continue on to the next page. The next page can be the next New Sweepstakes page or anywhere at all in the sweepstakes directory (anywhere but the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another page in the sweepstakes directory after making changes.

For example, if you're on your last page of MySweeps for the day and recording the entries as you go, the changes won't be saved if you leave OLS or close your browser without first going to another web page in the OLS sweepstakes directory.

To sum it up:

MySweeps changes aren't be saved until you load another web page in the sweepstakes directory (i.e. any page not in the forums).


Clicking on the Save/Disk icon (the little green disk) essentially just reloads the page you're currently viewing. Continuing on to the next page (or any page for that matter) in the sweepstakes directory will accomplish exactly the same thing, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved.


As long as you don't make any MySweeps changes on the very last page you view in the OLS sweepstakes directory during your visit, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved. There are a few exceptions where they will be saved anyway, even then.


Logging out will also automatically save any changes you might have made to MySweeps.



Brent

hmmm..I've had them not save when doing my sweeps. And no...I was not visiting the forums at the time. I still hit the disk on every page because I have had trouble with this.

ReggieMann
January 27th, 2009, 8:43pm
When I click on "link" to save a sweep in my favorites to do later (like the blog sweeps because they are time consuming), if I clicked on any sweeps for saving in My Sweeps or added an entry before clicking on link, when I click the back button to go back to the previous page, everything I did is gone. So in this instance this does not work :(

metrowize1
March 24th, 2009, 5:20pm
Thanks!! This definitely saved me some time

triple*eee
April 1st, 2009, 1:47pm
I did not click on the disc icon as I always do when I entered about 100 new sweeps yesterday - nope, they aren't in MY Sweeps today - I'll continue to 'waste my time' because I keep losing these out of my sweeps if I don't!

That's exactly why I continue to click the disc icon. Same thing happens to me

retiredgrandma
April 18th, 2009, 7:54am
I think you do a wonderful job but what happeden to my sweeps?? I was going to enter this morning and it shows that I had 101 in the dailys and when I clicked on it only 20 were there. I logged out and and back in again too. That also happened with the rest of my sweeps too. Not all of them were there even though it said they were. Thanks Janet (retiredgrandma@myway.com)

retiredgrandma
April 18th, 2009, 7:58am
I know what it is. ALL of my premium sweeps are missing - where are they?? Janet (retiredgrandma@myway.com)

chancebunny
April 18th, 2009, 8:40am
I know what it is. ALL of my premium sweeps are missing - where are they?? Janet

You are not premium at the moment, retiredgrandma. Your user name is black, not green. Your membership obviously expired. I hope you get it back soon. If you pay for your membership with PayPal, I believe that it goes through instantly.

You may want to remove your email address from your post.

sadkins
April 18th, 2009, 8:53am
Thanks for clearing that up Brent.

InterplanetJanet
April 21st, 2009, 8:46pm
I use mozilla and still lose mine if I have to close my browser or go back a page. I found the only way to prevent this is saving.

Vicky
July 30th, 2009, 5:01pm
This has not been working for me in Firefox.

WillowSnap
July 30th, 2009, 5:15pm
Me too - gotta click the disk icon or I lose them all. I learned the hard way :frown7:

kjadams96
July 31st, 2009, 1:01am
Thanks, Brent!

Nathanial
August 15th, 2009, 8:24am
hi ..

there are few good buttons i have also collected ..
thanks for information ..

cheers ..

ckollerer
December 23rd, 2009, 5:22am
It should be mentioned that if you edit your total entries count by double-clicking on it, and perform any method of saving your MySweeps directly, your edit (and your add count if you did that before your edit) will not be saved. You MUST click somewhere outside of the total entries count edit window first before your changes to that total entries count will be saved.

grimmouse
January 17th, 2010, 11:01pm
great

teganz
July 13th, 2010, 5:07pm
Great! Thanks! Looking forward to becoming more active on the site!

cbzgrl1
July 14th, 2010, 5:04am
I didn't even know there was a little save button and until 3 weeks ago never had a problem with any of that. However, my migraines have gotten so bad my doc has cut me down to 4 hrs a day, on the pc, max. when i was going through My Sweeps, deleting like crazy, a lot of them didn't disappear. I finally got rid of them, but after reading Brent's post, at the beginning of this line, now I know why they were hangin on and how I accidently stumbled over the solution. Thanks for all the other info there and in the responses posts. Mos def worth some of those 4 hours. GLAT :toast1:

jolee62
July 14th, 2010, 8:02am
Thank you Brent!:toast1:

bdc63
July 28th, 2010, 7:26am
I never even noticed the button before, so I was not one of the cronic clickers, lol.

Thanks for the info.

kathleenp980
September 15th, 2010, 5:44am
I know a lot of people are confused by this. If you are clicking on the Save/Disk icon (http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/static/images/save.png) every time you make any MySweeps changes, you are wasting a lot of time.

The Save/Disk icon (the little green disk graphic) that appears in the upper-right corner of the page anytime you make changes to MySweeps isn't necessary at all.

Your MySweeps changes (adding or deleting a sweep, recording an entry, etc.) are automatically saved each time you go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory (that is, any page not in the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another web page in the sweepstakes directory after making the changes.

For example, let's say you're doing your Dailies in MySweeps and you're recording your entries as you make them. When you're done with page one, all you have to do is go straight on to page two and your changes will automatically be saved without having to click on the Save/Disk icon at all.

Another example, if you're going through the New Sweepstakes section and adding the sweeps you like to MySweeps as you go, your changes will be automatically saved when you continue on to the next page. The next page can be the next New Sweepstakes page or anywhere at all in the sweepstakes directory (anywhere but the forums).

The only time your MySweeps changes won't be automatically saved is when you don't go to another page in the sweepstakes directory after making changes.

For example, if you're on your last page of MySweeps for the day and recording the entries as you go, the changes won't be saved if you leave OLS or close your browser without first going to another web page in the OLS sweepstakes directory.

To sum it up:

MySweeps changes aren't be saved until you load another web page in the sweepstakes directory (i.e. any page not in the forums).


Clicking on the Save/Disk icon (the little green disk) essentially just reloads the page you're currently viewing. Continuing on to the next page (or any page for that matter) in the sweepstakes directory will accomplish exactly the same thing, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved.


As long as you don't make any MySweeps changes on the very last page you view in the OLS sweepstakes directory during your visit, your MySweeps changes will automatically be saved. There are a few exceptions where they will be saved anyway, even then.


Logging out will also automatically save any changes you might have made to MySweeps.



Brent

Thanks for the post. :goodevil::fairy5::cheer3:

triple*eee
September 15th, 2010, 6:35am
I use mozilla and still lose mine if I have to close my browser or go back a page. I found the only way to prevent this is saving.

I can go through all the sweeps for the day. Page by page and most often the next day they are missing. So I will continue to click the "save" button after I am done with a page of sweeps.