Do you use the 'save draft' feature?

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Do you use the 'save draft' feature?

Yes - All the time
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Yes - On occasion
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No - Never
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No - Wait, there's a 'save draft' feature?
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Do you use the 'save draft' feature?

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This is purely to satisfy my own curiosity.
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I would have answered: regularly but the choice was limited to "All the time" or "occasionally".
I hope it's just to satisfy your curiosity and there's no contemplating on whether the feature should be removed.
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My recurring use case is when I'm starting a PM or topic reply while logged in on one machine, but need information to complete the reply from another machine. Saving as draft gives me an easy way to "transfer" the information (i.e. the in-progress reply) between those two machines.

That said, I wish it retained attachments on the drafts, rather than "saved drafts only include the subject and the message, any other element will be removed." Because that reality usually determines the "direction" in which I use the draft feature: Whichever machine has the data that needs to be an attachment must be "the second machine" I access the draft from; rather than the machine where I originally create the draft.

I take that back... as I look in my drafts folder here on phpbb.com/community, it appears that I also have an additional use case for aborted or second thoughts before submitting some "The Coronavirus Topic" posts.... 😜
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

If I am going to be writing a long post I usually will just do it all in my text editor and then copy and paste to the posting text area. I have never seen a need to use the draft feature.


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Post by Talk19Zehn »

Hello, principle a "YES" / "Yes - On occasion".

And also "Yes - All the time" (The individual case decides whether I use the existing function).
Regarding of the attachments I agree with EA117.

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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:23 am
If I am going to be writing a long post I usually will just do it all in my text editor and then copy and paste to the posting text area. I have never seen a need to use the draft feature.
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Mick wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:03 am
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:23 am
If I am going to be writing a long post I usually will just do it all in my text editor and then copy and paste to the posting text area. I have never seen a need to use the draft feature.
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I think I used it like 10 times in all of my phpBB history.
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Very very occasionally
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Post by rxu »

The problem with the draft feature was that it removed all posts formatting, making use of drafts pretty useless. I guess this is not the case for 3.3 as iirc bbcode formatting is being kept in drafts now. Not the attachments though.
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No, we never use the Save Draft feature and have that turned off. We try to keep things to the minimum but it's a neat feature to have available, we just don't use it and neither do our visitors etc.
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I think that this question is being asked of the wrong people - it should be actual users rather than board owners.

I suspect that if I was to ask my members how many of them use it the majority of answers would be "Wait, there's a 'save draft' feature?"

Out of curiosity I had a look at the drafts table in my database and was surprised to find 92 entries spanning seven years. Now on the basis that when a draft is posted it is deleted from the drafts table this would lead me to the conclusion that some members (55 in my case) do not understand and/or know how to use this feature.
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david63 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:52 am
I think that this question is being asked of the wrong people - it should be actual users rather than board owners.
Do you think that here all of the users are board owners?
The question is: DO YOU?
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3Di wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Do you think that here all of the users are board owners?
The vast majority are board owners/Admins
3Di wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:27 pm
The question is: DO YOU?
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Thanks. :)
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