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Any chance of reducing draft post retention to 12 or 6 hours on Xenforo.com?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by CyclingTribe, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I know it's new and I like the draft post auto-save feature, but I don't really like my drafts following me around for a full 24 hours.

    Would @Team XF consider reducing the time to 12 or 6 hours instead?

    It should still serve its main purpose of retaining posts "in case of emergency / distraction" - but they'll be gone when I check-in the next day. (y)

    Shaun :D
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Its a cron job, so you should be able to change it.
  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be nice to have the @Staff tag automatically alert all staff? Just got the idea when you use the "@team" tag. Sorry for the off-topic post and agree this could possibly be lowered by half imo.

    Edit: i've just tagged someone using that username sorry whoever you are.
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    But now that user has received an alert! lol
  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    All hail the new title editing feature - I forgot to put "on Xenforo.com" in the title.

    Sorry, I intended it for this site. (y)
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  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think Shaun means for here. I could be mistaken though.
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  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    OK, I misread your post (didn't realize the forum it was in. lol). I haven't actually seen it in action (yet), so I haven't noticed an issue with the time.
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    yeah I nija edit you. :p I would have thought usernames like that would be off limits and censored on the username list in the admincp.
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  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I don't see any need to retain Saved Drafts for any longer than one hour.
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  10. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    I think 12 hours would suffice for me. It's cool that a reply I typed earlier but didn't post is still there about 9 hours latter (even tho I logged out and went away from the page several times within that time).
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I'd also like a choice to save drafts locally vs on the server.
  12. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    All I can say is that mine will be set to 30-60 min. IMO the intended usage is for PC/phone crashes, not as a draft system.
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  13. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    I have the same problem. We definitively need a button to clean our personal draft.
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  14. Mark3121

    Mark3121 Well-Known Member

    Do you know which cron job alters the time frame, I can't see it?

  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ACP -> Options -> Messages -> [x] Save drafts as messages are being composed
    • Store drafts for X hours
    • Save drafts every X seconds
    Looks like its a setting now (probably always has been, I do not believe I had looked at 1.2 with my previous post). However, the cron job would be the hourly clean up I am assuming.
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