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How do I delete the draft posting?

I found no way to cancel an unfinished edit. Here is my case. I wrote a couple of lines in the editor, then realized the whole idea was wrong. I couldn't find any 'cancel' button, so I reloaded the page - the edit is still there. I deleted the tab, reopened SO - the edit is still there. I restarted the browser, opened SO - the edit is still there. I started a browser on a different machine, opened the page - the edit is still there. I deleted all the text multiple times, reloaded the page - the edit is still there. I deleted the text, then pushed "Post answer", got an error for the empty answer, reloaded the page - the edit is still there. I eventually posted the answer, wrong as it is, in the hopes to then be able to delete it. Is this the only way, or do I have to look till the end of time on my botched attempt of an answer to this question?!

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  • It only saves one draft so the current workaround is to go to another question and enter some garbage there! See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71290/… Commented May 10, 2011 at 22:34
  • See also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68140/…
    – Shog9
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 22:35
  • Not sure I understand - was it your draft that was saved and continually present? It sounds like you only ever actually posted the answer once. Screenshots or specific steps to reproduce would help. Commented May 10, 2011 at 22:35
  • I don't quite get what the problem is here. Why not just forget about your answer and leave it where it is? Commented May 10, 2011 at 22:39
  • Yes, it was the draft that was continually present. I never intended to post it, I only did so eventually to be able to delete the answer and by these crude means get rid of the "draft". Both linked questions answer mine. Poor thing is, I searched meta for "cancel edit" before asking, also looked through the list of existing questions when editing my question, but none matched my question like these two :-/ . I think the designers of SO should re-consider adding a 'cancel' button besides 'post answer', to get these issues out of the way.
    – ThomasH
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 22:48

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