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1.2 - Editor - Can I manually remove a cached draft post?

CyclingTribe

Well-known member
#1
I created a post that I didn't end up posting, but I'm still getting alerts to the thread and when I check back my draft post is pre-filled into the editor.

I appreciate it will get auto-pruned in time, but is there any way I can manually remove the cached post?

Cheers,
Shaun :D
 

Lisa

Well-known member
#6
It worked for me with Chrome on another thread.

Which browser are you both using?
Chrome..... it could be I moved before the draft save kicked in... I just spotted it there a couple of times.. deleted it, left.. came back and it was there again. Disappeared since I actually replied to the thread I had the draft in. I figured it was a time-related save so didn't bother reporting it.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
Is it worth us having a button added to the editor that manually kicks off a draft? Sometimes we might actually be planning to come back to a post later, but need to stop what we're doing without waiting for the auto draft to kick in.

Also, was there supposed to be a notification that the draft was saved? If so, I've not seen it.
 

Biker

Well-known member
#11
FireFox 21 on Linux. It doesn't go away when you delete it.

24 hours? That's going to drive some OCD folks mental.

Wait. This is stored server side?!!
 

Lisa

Well-known member
#12
I've come back three times now and found the draft I'd started back, even though I deleted it and hung around for a little while :D Had to reply just to get rid of it.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#15
FireFox 21 on Linux. It doesn't go away when you delete it.

24 hours? That's going to drive some OCD folks mental.

Wait. This is stored server side?!!
Missed the conversation about that in the HYS thread? I remember it being decently long.
 

Biker

Well-known member
#16
Sorry. I'm not providing server space for lazy individuals to figure out they can use this to compose long posts and come back to it as long as it's under 24 hours.

This option can be turned off in the ACP, yes?

I wouldn't expect the HYS threads to be a discussion on whether something is good or not. I look to see what's on tap, and then ignore it, especially when they reach massive proportions as the majority of the posts are nothing more than "great!", "good job!", etc.
 

CyclingTribe

Well-known member
#18
I think the feature is a very useful one, however previously when you clicked away from a thread your post was gone - pooooof - never to be seen again (which was a good thing if you'd composed a ranting or abusive reply but decide against posting it!!!).

With a non-purgeable cache though there's potential for that same (I don't really want to post this) draft to be accidentally posted since any reply is added to the draft text.

If it's possible to add a link to manually purge the cache (and it's not going to be too technical or demanding to do it), then I think it's a good suggestion - but equally turning the feature off or reducing the cron to every 10, 15, 30 mintues might equally do the job too if it proves to become a niggle for our members.

Just wondered how it worked and whether there was a manual way of purging. (y)