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A draft is the version of your post that is saved before you actually complete and submit the post.

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Really old question draft appears in Safari after machine restart

After doing a lot of editing yesterday and today in the Math SE Ask a Question box on Safari, when I absentmindedly restarted my laptop (MacBook Pro) without thinking about the possible consequences, ...
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Question title disappears when page reloads [duplicate]

This has been happening for so long (years) that I just took it for granted and never questioned it until now. Maybe this specifically happens on iPhone SE in Safari, but I think it happens in general....
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Title not saved as part of question-draft

When drafting a question, the body and tags are saved, but the title never is- this seems like a clear bug. Can it be fixed?
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Give mods access to the draft count and pasted content of answer posts to help them detect ChatGPT answers

It's been pointed out to me by several people now that giving moderators access to the content of what people paste is bad for privacy. I initially disagreed (and still hold some thoughts of ...
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Draft answers. Is there an offline editor? [duplicate]

Several people have asked questions about draft answers and, like me, been surprised to discover that there is any saving of draft answers by Stack Exchange. On the other hand, the answer to this post ...
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Users should be able to save an answer draft on a closed question if it's edited for reopening

I recently came across a question that had been closed for being unclear, but I think I knew what the asker meant, so I edited the question and checked the box to have it reviewed for reopening. I ...
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Support saving self-answered questions as drafts

Drafts of unsubmitted questions and answers on Stack Exchange are automatically saved every 45 seconds. However, saved drafts don't support self-answered questions. This means if you leave the ask ...
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When discarding a draft, the tab title and similar questions are not discarded

When you discard a drafted question, its title is not removed from the tab title. Also, the similar questions are not reset: I would expect the editor to go back to the original state.
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Answer draft does not remember Community Wiki status

When you write an answer but don't post it yet, the system will save it as a draft (just like with questions). For questions, the draft functionality remembers more than just the body: title and tags ...
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How long is a draft question preserved, and where do I find it? [duplicate]

I hit the six question limit and cannot post my most important question of the month. SE says my post is saved as a draft. How long will it be accessible, and where do I fish it out to post it when ...
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How can I save drafts for multiple questions on one Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I have several questions about Mathematica I am going to ask at the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. I have one dilemma, which involves the fact that I can only have one saved draft at a time. Is ...
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Are answer drafts kept if a question is deleted?

Say I am writing an answer and it is successfully saved as a draft. Then the OP deletes the question before I post my draft. What happens then? Is my draft available anywhere? Will I see it if I am a ...
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Sign in during asking does not preserve question data

I went to post a question using a new browser. I wrote in the question and then saw the login form at the bottom and realised I was not logged in on my account. I clicked Sign in with Google, signed ...
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Questions not showing "draft saved" message

While doing some research about this question I discovered a few bugs related to the feedback you receive when posting a question. The user in that question presumably wants to be able to do the same ...
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Why can't you discard a question, only a draft?

If you close a tab with an un-posted question, it is saved as a draft for next time you come back. Handy, but often I answer my question in the process of writing it and don't want to save it. Next ...
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Answer draft deleted without warning when signing up [duplicate]

I recently saw a question I wanted to answer, so I typed out an answer in the answer box. After I finished writing it, I realized I couldn't post it because I hadn't created an account on that stack ...
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Indented text not saved in answer after registering for a community for the first time [duplicate]

I just noticed the following. I prepared an answer for a new community I wasn't registered for yet. It contained an indented block. After clicking on "Register for this community" the indented ...
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Drafting a question on new SE site, then linking accounts, does not recover the full draft

I was composing a question on DBA without realising that as a new user there I would need to link my network account. The post editor automatically saves post drafts, but when I linked my account to ...
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Autosave for draft not working properly on Puzzling

I was working on my latest puzzle for Puzzling.SE, and I decided to take a break and do something off-computer. Having had some minor difficulties with the draft auto-save on the SE network before, I ...
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Posting a draft should not lead to a captcha

Sometimes, I write a question which I do not immediately post (for various reasons), but choose to save it as a draft instead. When I open the 'Ask Question' page again, and click the 'Post Your ...
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Answer draft is lost if you click to sign up

When writing an answer on a site where you don't have an account or are not logged in, below the answer entry textbox are options to create an account or continue as guest by providing a nickname and ...
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Stack of questions to ask in future [duplicate]

Sometimes I have several questions simultaneously (for example, I'm reading a paragraph and I don't understand two parts of it) and I want to ask them in this site. However, Stack Exchange just ...
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Can mods see answer drafts from other users? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this answer, about 5 minutes after I clicked on the "Post Your Answer" button I got some comments from a mod. In one of them he said I had edited my answer in the first 5 minutes ...
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Allow automatic draft saving to be turned off

There is a limitation in the amount of drafts, only one per user. From Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting You only get one draft for an answer and one for a question. (If ...
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Access drafts across different computers

According to the quotation at the end of this answer For anonymous we use cookie to track the user. For non anonymous we use the user id ...when saving drafts to new questions or answers. As ...
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Saved draft of already-asked question staying in the 'ask a question' page

I had asked a question today around 8 PM (this one). After 4 hours, when I click on ask question from the Stack Overflow home page, I see my already-posted question still in the title and body input. ...
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Where can I see the list of my saved drafts? [duplicate]

I am not able to find the "my drafts" section on a Stack Exchange site. Where is it?
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Draft saving is unreliable

An unposted question or answer is saved as a draft every forty-five seconds. In theory. The draft saving feature is unreliable when a post is written over an extended period of time. When I work ...
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Ask a question shows my previous question

I just joined android.stackexchange.com and made my first question Friday. And today I tried to create a new one and got in edit mode of my previous one. This question has some answers already, and ...
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Draft feature on PC [duplicate]

On my phone, I can make drafts for questions. However, upon returning home, I wanted to complete my draft, but cannot find any drafts button on my PC. Is this a bug?
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Drafts on mobile SE sites not showing on desktop sites

When I write questions on the mobile SE sites (I have only thoroughly tested this on Ask Ubuntu) but leave them unpublished, the question is saved as a draft on the mobile site, but I can't access it ...
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If a user is composing an answer to a question that gets migrated, move the answer draft to the new question on the destination site

When composing an answer on a question that gets migrated you get a warning that the question is locked and after a reload you get redirected to the new site. However the answer box is empty. AFAIK ...
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Minor alignment issue with "draft saved" and "draft discarded" in the answer section

There is a minor alignment issue in the answer section while composing the answer. When the draft is saved or discarded, the notice is not aligned with the community wiki checkbox. When draft saved: ...
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To whom is a saved draft visible?

I just would like to know if a question or an answer saved draft is visible to someone else, apart from the OP. Will a copy of a saved draft remain visible even after it has been deleted? Who has ...
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Error message saying that a moderator tag must be present when asking a question

When asking a question on Meta, I've encountered a bug which consists in an error message saying that a moderator tag must be present. Here is an example: Steps to reproduce this bug: Ask a question ...
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Can I find the draft of my question that was deleted?

I put a lot of effort into drafting a question, and received some comments and updates via email, but when I log in I'm just greeted with a page saying the question was deleted, and none of the "...
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Drafts folder on website [duplicate]

As stated in List all my drafts, the SE network only allows one draft per site. However, in the iOS app, there's a folder for 'Drafts,' in which you can save multiple drafts (for questions) for each ...
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Let me search for my drafts

If I start typing an answer, until I post it a draft is automatically saved. How can I find these drafts? If there isn't a way, can one please be created? The use case I have is I might start ...
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Draft bug with tags on iOS app

When using the new draft functionality to write a question on the iOS app, if you cancel and save, then reopen the draft, the tags merge together into one tag. Before: After tapping cancel -> ...
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Where are the auto-saved drafts stored? [duplicate]

Is the content for an auto-saved draft located on the server, or on the client/browser side? When I'm writing a answer or question I see a small-sized text display, "draft saved" under that textarea. ...
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Edit your answer draft failure in Android

If you click on 'Edit your answer draft' at the button in the app: you get an error message that says you are not connected to the Internet If you click on the normal answer button it works like it ...
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Android app drops my drafts [duplicate]

The android app has started dropping my drafts to an answer. Usually when I write an answer I have to check back with the question that my answer is applicable. In doing so the App just drops my ...
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recover stackoverflow answer draft lost in android app [duplicate]

Was answering a question, went back to check a detail of the original question. There was a option return to draft answer, tapped it, had some kind of error, now there is no draft option on the ...
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Android App sometimes loses answer drafts [duplicate]

Often when I am writing an answer in the Android app I need to refer back to the question to confirm a point I have read, so I click the "back to question" button at top right. When I go back to the ...
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Store question drafts in more than one site

Whenever I report a bug for the app or when having multiple questions on multiple SE sites, there is a 20 minute wait time between questions. This is expected to prevent too many sudden questions. ...
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Edit answer draft is broken

The Edit Answer Draft button is broken. Press Back with text in an answer box. The Edit answer draft bar does not appear. Seems like an onBackPressed() issue. Also: Press ← with text in the ...
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Clicking 'discard' under an answer whilst editing a post inline causes the tags in the edit to also be removed

A gif to explain: As you can see, clicking 'discard' under an answer whilst editing a post inline causes the tags in the edit to also be removed. I presume this is because the click handler for ...
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Answer draft is blank everytime go for edit it [duplicate]

Specifications App version 1.0.71 Android 4.1.2 Steps to reproduce Go to a question and click Add answer Write whatever you want in the answer body Go back to the question with back arrow of the ...
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It is good practice to use deleted post as a draft?

I'm aware there are drafts which are auto-saved, but I don't want to risk of losing my half-finished answer. Some SE sites even created special sandboxes on meta for that reason. Therefore it is a ...
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How to sync answer/question draft between the mobile app and the web site?

Sometimes I find myself start writing a question, or start answering a question, in the mobile app and there are times where I then reach my computer or find out I need to be more comfortable when ...
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