Sometimes, I do take time to answer a question. And it so happens, that I switch off my computer (more or less voluntarily) in the meantime. Still I can get back to my edits when I remember the precise question. But what can I do, if I don't remember it?

That is: Is there a way to get the list of my draft-answers? Or: a link to the currently pending draft-answer.

Also related: Is there a way to explicitly save such a not yet posted question? It seems this is done automatically, but sometimes the last edits are gone.

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    FYI, it only saves one draft answer per site. So there wouldn't be a 'list', but it would be nice to have a link to that draft in say the 'answers' tab of the profile page.
    – toxalot
    Commented Dec 1, 2012 at 11:08
  • @toxalot: Thank you - maybe this is the reason why I believe that some of my draft-answers are lost?
    – false
    Commented Dec 1, 2012 at 14:24
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    Regarding your last edits to drafts sometimes being gone: drafts are only saved every 45 seconds, not in real time or on change. I believe this is for network/performance reasons. However, if you're feeling adventurous, there is a userscript for saving drafts on demand.
    – Pops
    Commented Dec 1, 2012 at 18:46
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    The worst part about this situation (which I am currently in) is that you can no longer answer anything for fear of wiping out the draft! I wonder if it could be accomplished with the Data Explorer.
    – Synetech
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:17


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