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can you save a draft

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:27 pm

ive been thinking about a couple of posts but would rather take my time if i'm to make them at all. could take several days
if i dont have anywhere internal to save them i'm more liable just not to post
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Re: can you save a draft

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 pm

As I recall, we removed the draft option some time ago, as it was buggy, and often lost the drafts. Since we've had a number of updates since then, it might be worth bringing it back, especially if it encouraged members to polish their message before posting...

Alternatively, if writing something long, I would advise editing it as a file first.

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by SDC » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:13 pm

Or keep a draft via PM to yourself - that way all of the html coding is done as well. And be sure to hightlight and copy the entire thing each and every time you either are about preview or send just in case your login session timed out while you were writing. If you don't you may lose the entire thing.

Though I am wondering with the software upgrades we've done if the draft function may actually work now if we enable it.

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:56 pm

Greetings
SDC wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Though I am wondering with the software upgrades we've done if the draft function may actually work now if we enable it.
Maybe we can leave it on when DWE goes live.

If it works there we could try to bring it back here?

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:29 am

the private message thing will work, still would be nice to have because yes it could help more people to be careful what they post and also there are members who for some reason post a little bit then go in and substantially add edits. i mean like they have it saved but post it in sections, not sure why
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Re: can you save a draft

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:30 am

me when i've had my post wiped out i just used the browser back button.
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Re: can you save a draft

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:56 pm
Greetings
SDC wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Though I am wondering with the software upgrades we've done if the draft function may actually work now if we enable it.
Maybe we can leave it on when DWE goes live.

If it works there we could try to bring it back here?

Metta,
Paul. :)
Or you could be super-public-spirited and trial it here, where you have lots of users and should find out quickly whether it's working, before imposing dubious software on a poor struggling newbie board with (for a while) a lot less traffic.

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:30 am

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:30 am
me when i've had my post wiped out i just used the browser back button.
:thumbsup:
That only works when you notice the problem quickly enough, however.

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:38 am

Greetings Kim,
Kim OHara wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 am
Or you could be super-public-spirited and trial it here, where you have lots of users and should find out quickly whether it's working, before imposing dubious software on a poor struggling newbie board with (for a while) a lot less traffic.
Or, more specifically, David and the webmaster could. Yes, I have no problem with that.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: can you save a draft

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:23 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:38 am
Greetings Kim,
Kim OHara wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 am
Or you could be super-public-spirited and trial it here, where you have lots of users and should find out quickly whether it's working, before imposing dubious software on a poor struggling newbie board with (for a while) a lot less traffic.
Or, more specifically, David and the webmaster could. Yes, I have no problem with that.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Kim

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