I'm sure most folx here, have tried to make a move, and got the RHP is down for maintenance page. I'm all in favour of being down for maintenance. I love the improvements that I've seen here to cater for *nix customers of late (mozilla - thanx russ). I extremely happy that no games have been lost and the forums run smoothly etc.
However, the 'down for maintenance' shows up some other problems.
Now, if all you were going to do is play e4, then no harm. But if you'd written a long witty epistle to your opponent, it can be fu^H^Hrather bothersome to lose it all.
But it needn't be this way. Plenty of other websites have the feature that if the website is unavailable (and does, or doesn't give you some 'down' page), you can hit the back button, and get the form that you were filling in, WITH ALL THE DATA INTACT. All you normally need to do, is hit submit again. However, on RHP, all the fields have been zeroed/blanked. Even the move is gone (no train smash though).
I know a teeny bit about HTML, browsers, HTTP and the POST method, and I know that they all make my wish come true. I suspect the problem here, is because java-wa^H^Hscript or some such is blanking the fields.
D'ya think that you laddens and lassens could have a thought about this?