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Postby J'Kla » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:42 am

When I am writing a post (note not a PM) there is an option to save as a Draft but how do I retrieve the drafted post?
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby Sirius » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:25 am

User Control Panel → Manage Drafts, I believe. If you want to edit and post it (not just edit it), you'll need to use the "Load Draft" option if my memory serves me.
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby J'Kla » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:21 pm

I write a post but it is not complete so I use Save as Draft button because I need to deliver my partner to her work.

I come back how do I retrieve that draft post?

If I look in drafts from my member page I only see draft PM's
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby Aloys » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:35 pm

Whenever I need to write a long post I just type it first in a text file on my computer before copy/pasting it online.

I have a .txt file on my windows desktop I use just for that, and taking random notes. It accumulateds random stuff over the years, and get ridiculously long. I only reset it whenever I need to re-install Windows every couple years.. Right now according to Word it's over 52.000 characters long. :lol:
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby Acorn » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 pm

J'Kla wrote:I write a post but it is not complete so I use Save as Draft button because I need to deliver my partner to her work.

I come back how do I retrieve that draft post?

If I look in drafts from my member page I only see draft PM's

I looked in my drafts folder in 'User Control Panel' and found two draft forum posts I hadn't got round to deleting. So draft posts do go there, J'Kla. You have the option of editing or deleting the drafts.
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby J'Kla » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:38 pm

Yes I have used that floating text file or word file method. I've tried using that save as draft button a few times now and I never find it in the draft stuff.

Sometimes I save a post unfinished and go back and add to it.

I know there was another forum where you had to use a particular scheme to see drafts.

I just wondered if it was something like that.
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby Sirius » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:07 am

Saving drafts require clicking "ok" on a second validation screen. If you were in a hurry you might have missed it, and then the draft wouldn't be saved.
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby J'Kla » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:23 pm

I will check that out as it is a possibility ;)
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Re: Forum draft posts

Postby J'Kla » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:31 pm

Experimental draft post.


Yep that worked don't know how I missed that two stage thing but I obviously did just that.

Thanks for the heads up there. ;)
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