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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ability to see active participants currently adding new answer to a question by inspecting saved drafts

As no doubt most of us have experienced, we sometimes start answering a question that receives a lot of attention, and many of us start preparing their answers simultaneously, at almost exactly the ...
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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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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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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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Answer post deleted when user has trouble logging in

I answered a question, and then Super User asked me to log in. There was trouble logging in. First, I used http instead of https in my OpenID (which is my fault I suppose). After correcting this ...
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 -> ...