I have found my page apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask empty.

I had started to write a question, my draft was at most 3 days old. My draft was way younger than 1 week. So it was supposed to be saved and restored.

I have encountered this bug twice.

It would be nice to fix this bug.

  • @user0000000 — This was my last draft question I had on the site. If I had another draft question on the site, I should have seen the other one, not an empty page. I did not delete the draft question. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 8 '14 at 11:26
  • @ShadowWizard — Ah, this may be an explanation. During such operations, it would be nice to save and restore this data. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 8 '14 at 15:25
  • @ShadowWizard — So you mean that there is a bug in the system itself, even when no server is being moved. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 11 '14 at 18:57
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    @ShadowWizard — I don’t know who the Oded is… – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 11 '14 at 18:59
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    I just checked the code and drafts are saved for 72 hours at a time (despite being advertised as 1 week). This could be due to a change since the Wiki entry. I'll see what the team thinks about saving them for one week. – Haney Jul 16 '14 at 15:04
  • @Haney — This must be a regression. I understand that you have fixed it now. – Nicolas Barbulesco Nov 16 '14 at 15:19
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    Stop messing up your question. Please. If you don't understand why links were replaced, ASK. They were changed for a good reason. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 23 '17 at 22:44
  • @ShadowWizard - Why did you change the links? The help says: respect the original author's writing. Please do so; thank you. The page was http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 26 '17 at 10:22
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    @NicolasBarbulesco All SE links are now changed from http to https, and all meta URLs are now changed from meta.sitename.stackexchange.com into sitename.meta.stackexchange.com. – NVZ Jun 26 '17 at 10:55
  • @NicolasBarbulesco no, I will not stop making the posts here better. You may disagree, it's your full right, but it's not your right to make the post quality worse on purpose. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 26 '17 at 10:55

Thanks for bringing this up. After chatting with the team (Marc Gravell) and confirming that increasing the draft duration would not be an issue performance-wise, I have bumped it from 3 days to 7 days. This will be live in the next production release.


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