When things go funky around here, do not panic. While other forums like to use such situations to talk about alphabet groups and whatnot, you'll never hear that type of nonsense out of me.
Except for the rare occasion, every single time there has been a problem, this has been a universal situation for all of freeforums.
What I suggest is the following:
*** hit the backspace and copy what you wrote. Sometimes you can try again and bypass glitches. That is how I was able to get a post up here during this recent server problems.
*** freeforums does not have difficulties on purpose. The only thread ever deleted from this place was one in which myself and may41970 had hissy fits after we lost three weeks of posts during July. Eventually, through the google cache, I was able to recover most of what was lost, and folks who have read through this place will probably have run across those that I had recovered.
*** I try to copy this place as often as possible so we have a backup. If we ever lose data again, I will not blame freeforums. It will have been my own fault for not having made the copies.
*** things like clearing cookies and caches can help. Also, perhaps leaving the www out of our url address can help.
*** If we are having technical problems, you can go to the freeforums.org support forum to check out what is going on. If freeforums.org is not opening, there is a trick to get there nonetheless. You go to google and then to freeforums.org through the cache. Then when you click on the forum, you should probably be able to get through, as that place is supported by a different server.
*** If anyone has made a good post, but then we hit downtime, simply hit the back button, copy your work, and then repost it again when we are back on-line. If by chance you end up making a double post, there are no worries. Myself or may41970 can simply delete the duplicate.
*** One last note, sometimes you can just try, and try again, and eventually the glitches are bypassed.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for your time and consideration.