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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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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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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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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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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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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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List of my open draft-answer edits

Sometimes, I do take time to answer a question. And it so happens, that I switch off my computer (more or less voluntarily) in the meantime. Still I can get back to my edits when I remember the ...
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Randomly created answer draft after edit

I was browsing this question, when I decided I should edit this answer because he used "...;" instead of "..."; among other improvements that could be done, then after a series of things I did (don't ...
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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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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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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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Someone else's answer was preloaded in my window

So I clicked on: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11478851/what-is-in-php-ini The question was migrated to Server Fault. When I clicked on it, an answer was preloaded as a draft in my window. I ...
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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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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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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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Some security features cause users with low reputation to lose the question content they just typed

I just lost an hour worth of time carefully typing this question (with some hyperlinks in it) to end up on a page saying a bullshit phrase like "I wonder what thou art, sprout or bean or.....". This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I get the "confirm navigation" message every time I submit a post on Stack Overflow?

Every time I enter a question on Stack Overflow and hit "post your question", I get this: The question still posts without any problems, but the confirmation dialog is really annoying. OS: Ubuntu 13....
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