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Implemented Autosave post drafts

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shamil, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    How many times have you had the misfortune of navigating out from a page where you were previously writing a long-ish post and had to start again?

    Would it help you if your post was saved at intervals as a draft?
    kkm323, Hardcore, estranged and 66 others like this.
  2. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I agree with this. It happens daily to so many people.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I've mentioned this to Mike/Kier during the demo, if they wrote it down is another thing :p

    It has my vote, for sure. (gmail style, plx)
    Neutral Singh likes this.
  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    This would be nice but i think it's a resource issue.
  5. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I can't see how it would be resource intensive because the browser would perform a single low resource ajax save every X minutes and ONLY if there has been a change. How is that a resource issue?
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I would love to have this added, I don't know how many times I have crashed my browser, or accidentally closed a tab and lost a near essay length post.
  7. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

  8. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    brilliant idea, +1 totally!
  9. EfendiBey

    EfendiBey Member

    I agree I supported..
  10. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    please add this feature.
  11. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I also support this idea...especially when I'm typing a long post and click "Post Reply" only to find that I lost everything because of a connection error or some sort.
  12. vijayninel

    vijayninel Active Member

  13. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    If the devs can find an efficient way of doing this im all for it, if not i suggest to leave it out.
  14. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

  15. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    +1 from me for this suggestion.

    That is something that have happend to me alot, and thats why I always copy all the written text in the box before I hit submit.
  16. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    You might be able to use the browser's localStorage for this, but it would be much more convenient if I could save a draft in one browser and open my account in another and have my draft available. I'd rather have a separate "draft" table where the draft was stored server-side. Drafts would save the message, forum you were writing it in, the post you were replying to, etc. You could view/delete/pubish your drafts from a page in Your Account. Have an admin-set max number of drafts that each person can have (default to about 10). If you have a new thread draft, it will show up in another color at the top of the thread list in the forum you were writing it in so you can click on it, edit it, submit it. If you have a draft for a reply in a thread, an extra notice is added to the forum view, indicating you have a draft in the thread. It would also show up in another color at the end of the thread. (Only one draft per thread) Of course all drafts would also be available from the Your Account page.
  17. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    This is a great idea but it would probably be more efficient just having the localstorage feature for automatic draft saving in case of an error and then maybe a manual save-draft option that utilizes the server for your idea....
  18. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I have also started doing that for fear of losing a long post
  19. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    I must say that this should not be for JUST posts, but definitely private messages and conversations as well.
    Abdulaziz likes this.
  20. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Agreed :)

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