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Offline Papyrus

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Save as draft
« on: June 02, 2021, 05:20:24 PM »
A couple of days ago, I started writing a post but had to break off before I had finished. 'Aha', I thought, I'll save it as a draft. Came back to it the next day, found the draft OK, and continued writing. When I had finished, I checked the preview - all seemed to be OK, so I hit Post. When the completed post came up, I was a bit gobsmacked to discover it had posted the original draft, and all my subsequent words of wisdom were lost in the ether! As it no longer made any sense, I deleted it.

It was only a fairly frivolous post, so I really couldn't be bothered to start again. Has anybody else had this experience, and should I be doing anything different?

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 05:53:24 PM »
Test saving as draft, this is the original text.

OK so this text is added after saving as a draft. Let's see if the full post is published?
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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 05:53:53 PM »
Seems to have worked ok?  I've never played with the draft function before.
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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 10:30:43 PM »
OH no, how very annoying!  All I can say is that it worked for me.   :-\  If others report similar issues I'll look into it a bit further.

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 10:49:26 PM »
Used it a couple of times.

It may be you have a P.I.C.N.I.C. problem.

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 09:55:17 AM »
I've used it occasionally and not had that problem.

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 10:13:34 AM »
Only used it a few times, not had any problems, a very useful addition

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 11:11:24 AM »
Possibly a date/timestamp mismatch.

Or possibly not.

Edit: I did the draft yesterday but posted it today after adding more text. So it's not that...
« Last Edit: June 03, 2021, 11:12:53 AM by Yet_Another »
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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 12:16:22 PM »
I was sorry to hear about this, Chris

I have started using this a fair bit and am finding it very helpful.  I save something as a draft and then edit it, using the little pencil-thingy 'button'.  Every now and again I highlight the text I'm working on and right-click on 'copy'.  This saves it if the session on the Forum 'times out' or some other disaster intervenes.

I always try to 'copy' before clicking on 'Preview'... just in case.

Maybe worth you having another try; I think it is a really good addition to our Forum.

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Re: Save as draft
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2021, 09:14:31 AM »
Thanks for the replies.

How very odd! The only difference I can see between my attempted post and the tests by @ntpntpntp and @Yet_Another is that mine contained a photo and it ignored everything I had added after the photo. But it is obviously a useful feature, so I will try it again some time.

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