Questions tagged [draft]

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

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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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When redirecting to the migrated question also migrate the draft answer

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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Answer from app is both posted and saved as a draft [duplicate]

I posted an answer from the Android app and it went back to the question, my answer wasn't there and I had a notification at the bottom saying I still have a draft of my answer. So I opened the draft ...
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Draft updates lost

To reproduce: Start a new question Press 'Back' to 'save' the draft. [draft v1] Restore the draft, edit it, hit 'back' to save it again [v2] Close the app and press the sleep button. (Top button on ...
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Wrong “edit your answer draft” after submit

I just posted an answer twice (in two different versions) after I got the footer as displayed in the screenshot: Could you please fix this? (I'm part of the beta, but this is since last year I guess)
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Comment draft discarded when Back button tapped

There is a "down" arrow on the left side of the comment text box, the purpose of which is to discard the comment draft. When tapped on it, a confirmation message appears. But if the user taps on the ...
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Expandable comment text box with hiding and other improvements

Expandable comment box The comment text box (which appears when I tap on Add Comment) only shows a maximum of three lines, automatically expanding from 1.5 to 2 to 3 lines. My suggestion: Make the ...
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Draft is lost way before the one week limit

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 ...
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Find own non-posted questions? [duplicate]

It happens to me that I start answering a question, and hit some snag. So I abandon the partial answer, knowing that I can go back to it later and complete it (many thanks for that!). But I variously ...
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“Edit your answer draft” button is still there after discarding the draft in Android app

How to reproduce: Open any question and click "Add an answer" Type anything, and go back to the question; "Edit your answer draft" button will appear Press "X" beside it and discard the draft The ...
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Adding draft questions in one's account [duplicate]

I need a feature for saving draft posts in my account in some sites like Math.SE. I use different computers and sometimes have several questions to be asked once I find a computer with internet access....
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Maintain Local Draft in iOS App

I spent an hour or so on and off writing a post in the iOS app. Then did other stuff for a while, including at one point answering SO questions on my laptop. Swiping to read a notification in the app, ...
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Asking a new question doesn't navigate to it, and leaving the draft on Android app

I tried to ask a new question on SE Meta. After submitting it, the app showed a popup "The question can't be loaded". Retrying doesn't work. When asking another question, the app thinks I still have ...