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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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Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting

Many times it takes me a while to properly compose my question before posting. Sometimes it's just a jumble of ideas and concepts, and is not something I'd want seen immediately. However, there is no ...
Joel Coehoorn's user avatar
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Manually clear saved question drafts

I've seen lately that new question editing is stored somewhere for later use if we wander off the new question without posting it and then return back to the page. Which is a good functionality ...
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List all my drafts

In GMAIL you can list all your boss-tell-off and wife-cuss-out emails by clicking Drafts I'd like to see my started-but-never-finished responses, possibly between x Answers and y Votes in /<<...
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Expand draft feature to allow multiple drafts

The draft feature was discussed a lot here and in other posts, but I didn't see much talk about the OP's mention of being able to have multiple. Optionally, allow multiple draft questions and a ...
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What are the details/implementation of the draft feature?

As per the title, curious about any implementation details that can be revealed. I don't see any details in the StackExchange Data Explorer that indicate how they might be stored. Particularly, I'm ...
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"Ask a Question" question box has previously asked question

I asked a question yesterday and today I have another, but when I click on the "Ask Question" button the text box where you type the contents of the question is filled in with the previous question. I ...
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How do I delete the draft posting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a clear button when a saved draft is loaded How do I delete these draft things? I wrote an answer to a question then decided not to post but the draft answer won't go away....
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Add a clear button when a saved draft is loaded [duplicate]

I can't believe this has not been asked, but I can't find it, so here it goes. The save draft feature is cool, but I had a question that I figured out half way through. It would be nice to have a ...
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Add an option to save drafts manually

Since manually saving drafts via shortcut keys was removed, I think it's appropriate to request a manual save button or other option now. There really should be some option to force the save. I really ...
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Is the save draft keyboard binding broken?

Ctrl+S doesn't work for me on any of the sites. When my cursor is focused in the textarea and I hit Ctrl+S I get the browser default of saving the entire webpage rather than saving my draft. I'm ...
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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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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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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 ...
TheMaskedCucumber's user avatar
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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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Better drafts feature for questions [duplicate]

The current draft functionality is at best quite lame. I think it would be easier to ask better questions if I could draft my questions and have any number of drafts I like, like in a standard email ...
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Should I flag/down-vote "Draft Answers"?

I've been finding "answers" that are slapped together and submitted, with the sometimes explicit intention of "I'm going to edit this". e.g. draft post, more content coming This seems silly, and I ...
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Provide drafts on half-edited posts

The other day, I was making a substantial edit on one of my MSO posts. I had to leave for a while, so I closed Chrome, fully expecting the saved draft to be there when I came back (). It wasn't--so I ...
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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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Is it possible to permanently clear an answer draft? [duplicate]

I've seen a few questions related to this, but they seem to be predominantly about question drafts and I want to talk about answer drafts. Is there a reason for not clearing an answer draft if I ...
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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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Frequent human verification

I'm getting frequent human verification screen when posting answers. It seem to be due to the new (?) draft feature. Could you please have a look into it? P.S. funnily enough, I just got human ...
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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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Allow me to draft a question in the Stack Exchange Android app

As far as I could see, I can't draft a question in the Stack Exchange Android app. If I press the X to back out of submitting when I next go in, the fields are all blank. Could we have the ability to ...
George Duckett's user avatar
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When I ask a question, the form is populated with the last question I asked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Ask a Question” question box has previously asked question how to pass strings to functions not by ref (Ruby) I asked this one several hours ago. Since then I ...
Itay Moav -Malimovka's user avatar
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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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Draft a question

Would it be possible to draft a post/questions, as this could be good in creating, editing and formatting questions prior to posting them. I have searched the meta and found this post in reference to ...
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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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App crashes on resuming question drafts

Steps to reproduce : Click Q (Ask Question button) Add text to body Press back to exit from the add question view Click Q again Click Resume The app crashes everytime. Version: 0.1.19 .. Version: ...
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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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Draft data is not clearing

I'm having a problem where questions I've asked previously, and posted, are sticking around in the edit dialog box on SO. Basically, all the question text and subject are still shown when from the ...
Erik Funkenbusch's user avatar
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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 ...
Vogel612's Shadow's user avatar
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2 answers
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Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow in eBook Format

I just finished a project to convert SE data-dumps into draft PDF eBooks, which I'm calling SE2go. SE2go eBooks are interactive, they contain all the original links within the question and answer body,...
MarkSchoonover's user avatar
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1 answer
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Add a rubber duck to "discard" button

At least on April 1st, and at least on programming-related sites, rubber duck should feature somewhere around the "discard" question. We owe her.
Alois Mahdal's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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 ...
fedorqui 'SO stop harming''s user avatar
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2 answers
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Finding the question I've started answering

So, here's the sequence of events: Read an interesting question, that I think I have an answer for. Start typing up an answer. Realize that my thought isn't completely formed and stop typing the ...
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How long do saved drafts exist?

When I type an answer to any question and suddenly decide I have better things to do, the answer gets saved as a draft. If I return to that question say a week later, will my draft still exist? I ...
Anish Ramaswamy's user avatar
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1 answer
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Writing a long post... losing everything [closed]

So I recently signed up for Stack Overflow and wanted to write my first question. Then, after carefully wording it and writing the post (it took.. I don't know, 20 minutes), I click on "log in" (...
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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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5 votes
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Float the editing window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question and preview might be better side-by-side Problem Sometimes if your post is long and has images, it is tedious to scroll down to see the preview. Suggestion: ...
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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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Comment draft discarded when Back button tapped [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...
Juan Carlos Oropeza's user avatar
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2 answers
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A process for multiple drafts? [duplicate]

Comment about the linked possible duplicate: "yes I had read it, but there are not convincing answers, in particular for multi draft questions. It's not complicated, it suffices to add a drafts space ...
Sebastien Palcoux's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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