The way this is supposed to work is that your draft post should re-appear when you return to view the thread where you were posting it - see explanation on this thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=270236 However, if you were posting the long post on this thread, that would suggest that it has been lost; maybe replaced by the post you just made. If so, I'm sorry that's happened to you, it is really annoying and a common problem I'm afraid. Occasionally I find I can re-discover a lost post by using the back button in my browser, so that's worth a try. I always copy anything I write here before submitting it, just in case. The sequence of Ctrl-Home, Ctrl-Shift-End, Ctrl-C is so automatic now I don't even think about it. The other tip that will probably help you avoid this is to tick the 'Remember me' tickbox every time you log in. That stops you from being logged out after a period of inactivity such as when composing a long post - which is what happened to you here. Very sorry if you've lost your post. When we migrate, we will have better guidance in place for members and hopefully some measures to reduce the chance of this sort of thing happening.