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. Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 11:26
  • @ShadowWizard — Ah, this may be an explanation. During such operations, it would be nice to save and restore this data. Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 15:25
  • @ShadowWizard — So you mean that there is a bug in the system itself, even when no server is being moved. Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 18:57
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    @ShadowWizard — I don’t know who the Oded is… Commented Jun 11, 2014 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
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 15:04
  • @Haney — This must be a regression. I understand that you have fixed it now. Commented Nov 16, 2014 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. Commented Jun 23, 2017 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. Commented Jun 26, 2017 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
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 10:55
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    @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. Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 10:55

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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.

  • Great news ! Thank you Haney. Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 15:22

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