Save draft when editing posts

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by ColinJ, 11 May 2018.

  1. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Hi Shaun.

    I am currently doing a big edit of the first post of one of my forum ride threads. I was in a hurry when I created the thread and said that I would return later and edit the post to provide the usual details.

    It will probably take me several sessions to complete my edit, but I have just noticed that there is no 'Drafts' button when editing an existing post so I can't save my progress in the edit as I go along.

    Is it possible to provide a drafts button for post edits?
  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    The forum software auto saves a draft at set intervals as you create posts but I'm not sure if this occurs when editing an existing post. You could always copy it to an offline word type document and edit it there, then paste the whole lot back to the forum once it is completed.

    I suspect the only way to do what you want will be to 'save' edit during your re-write, but this will let everyone see the unfinished product each time.
  3. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    You could try quote your post, then edit that, which should save it as you go, then copy and paste it back into your first post, without actually posting the quote.

    If you are on a pc you should be able to edit without any problems.
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  4. OP

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I was going to resort to offline editing because I didn't want to save the intermediate versions, but ...

    ... That'll do it - thanks!
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  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    She is good isn't she :notworthy:
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