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Lack of Interest Automatic checking for new messages when composing a reply without saving drafts

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by imthebest, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Please provide an option to enable the feature "automatic checking for new messages when composing a reply" without the need of having to enable the drafts funcionality.
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Out of interest, why don't you have the drafts functionality enabled? It may be useful to know this with regards to your suggestion.
  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Because (1) drafts use disk space and (2) it results very confusing for me... for example sometimes I just close a browser tab after writing some lines in the reply box because at the end I decided not to post anything and it is very annoying when I get back to the thread and see my previous writing there.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I doubt it uses a lot of disc space, even for many users on a forum if the save draft setting in the ACP is set to 24 hours (default) or less.

    Really? If I type something and then change my mind, I delete it and then select Delete Draft from the Save button in the editor. If I forget to do this, it doesn't bother me as I know the draft will disappear in 24 hours. :)

    Personally my users value the draft feature being left on as several have lost long posts in the past due to computer glitches, accidentally closing the browser window before they finished their post etc.
    Amaury likes this.

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