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New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:34:57 PM »
Hey folks,

We've activated a new feature that all logged-in members should be able to access: "Save as Draft."

It's exactly what it sounds like: It allows you to save new posts and/or replies as drafts and return to them later.

How It Works

1.) When you start a new Topic, you'll now see a fourth blue button, "Save as Draft," next to the original "Post," "Preview" and "Spell Check" buttons.

2.) When you click "Reply" to an existing post or topic, you'll see the same "Save as Draft" button.

3.) You WON'T see the "Save as Draft" option if you use the "Quick Reply" section at the bottom of Topic pages.

Where are my drafts?

There are a couple ways to access your drafts:

1.) On your profile page, on the "Profile Info" dropdown, there's a new option called "Show Drafts." Click that to see all of your drafts.

2.) When you start a new Topic or click "Reply" in an existing Topic, at the bottom of the page you'll see a list of your saved drafts. You'll click "Edit Draft" to use what you had written before. (Note: the "Edit Draft" button GIF appears to be missing from the them, but the link still works. We'll work on fixing that missing image.)

That's it!

You might find it useful as a way to save ideas that you want to discuss in the future when you have time to write more. You might find it useful for saving a reply that's written in the heat of the moment -- something that might be better if you slept on it before posting. You might find it useful in other situations ... who knows?

We hope you guys use and like this new feature.

- m2



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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 05:07:33 PM »
Cool to hear, thx northstarjo!

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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 07:47:39 PM »
It's also quite useful for when you have to get offline suddenly and are still in the middle of a post... or when you're trying to post about something without organizing your thoughts first.

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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 10:18:54 AM »
Not sure if it's because I'm a moderator, but I don't see the "Save as Draft" option when I go to Reply to a post. Is this function only for regular members?

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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 07:15:52 AM »
I've tried to delete the draft I made twice now and it won't work.  :-\

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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 07:39:14 AM »
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I've tried to delete the draft I made twice now and it won't work.  :-\

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Re: New Feature: "Save as Draft"
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 01:20:32 PM »
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I've tried to delete the draft I made twice now and it won't work.  :-\

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Yeah, I see what you mean. Checking into it...