Where can I find my 'drafts'?

Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by wiwul, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. wiwul

    wiwul Registered Member

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    I accidentally closed the Wilders Security Forums tab within my browser whilst I was creating a thread.
    Then I opened the site again and went on to look below my profile (the drop down menu) to see whether there was something with 'drafts', but could not find anything like that there. Or am I overlooking something.

    I noticed a 'draft saved' pop-up showing up every now and then, so I assumed I could restore the draft.

    Anyway, in the end I again started to create a new thread and was happy to see that most of the text was restored. pheww...

    Question/suggestion: maybe add 'Drafts' to the account submenu?

    Thanks!

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  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I usually get Saved draft notification with post on existing threads. If I don't post and later reopen that thread my draft is shown in reply window.

    I don't think that this is functioning for new threads, before they're being posted.
     
  3. wiwul

    wiwul Registered Member

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    Yes, I also discovered that (draft being displayed after re-opening/re-creating). It took a while though. I vainly checked out my profile under conversations, your content, etc. to see whether it was stored there.
    Sometimes forum sites have a draft folder, like this:

    SnagIt-18082018 094134.png

    Anyway, it is a suggestion only.
     
  4. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    This also works for new threads.
    While preparing a new thread (or a new post) the draft can be saved by the user ("Save Draft") and the content will "re-appear".

    Example:
    New Thread:
    The user navigates to the forum "Forum Related Discussions" and clicks on "Post New Thread". The user is typing in some content and is saving it but decides to read other posts before posting it.
    After navigating back to the same forum and clicking on "Post New Thread", the previously saved content re-appears automatically.
    New Post:
    Similar as above. A post can be prepared and saved and after visiting the same thread again, the content re-appears.​

    It can be saved manually by the user but it will also be saved automatically. But to be sure that all content is saved i would use "Save Draft" before navigating to other threads.

    But there is no guarantee that the draft is saved for a longer time (it might disappear after several days)
     
  5. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Thnx mood. I didn't know that it works for new threads also.
     
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