The most stupidest question

david-lowdavid-low Amateur hobbyistSingaporePosts: 738Registered Users Major grins
edited January 30, 2019 in Dgrin Forum Support

Sorry to ask this.

Where to retrieve my "Save Draft". I really looked all over can't locate.

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,511Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2019

    I think it just keeps showing what you last typed in since your last post. It's kinda of a PITA.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,257Administrators moderator
    edited January 30, 2019

    Not a stupid question at all. While logged in:

    https://dgrin.com/drafts

    In fact, I found three of my own unfinished drafts in my cache I didn't even know existed.

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  • david-lowdavid-low Amateur hobbyist SingaporePosts: 738Registered Users Major grins

    @Allen said:
    I think it just keeps showing what you last typed in since your last post. It's kinda of a PITA.

    I typed something in Landscape yesterday. I logged in today and it does not appear automatically liked you said? I search under my own profile not a clue there. Not under my discussion

  • david-lowdavid-low Amateur hobbyist SingaporePosts: 738Registered Users Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Not a stupid question at all. While logged in:

    https://dgrin.com/drafts

    In fact, I found three of my own unfinished drafts in my cache I didn't even know existed.

    Not there either.

    Surely its not rocket science to find the button, unless its intentionally to be deeply embedded.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,257Administrators moderator
    edited January 31, 2019

    David, I don't know of a button in the forum software, sorry. The designers of this forum software (Vanilla) haven't made an easy access to post drafts. The /drafts trick is the only way we know how to access these.

    Here's what I do for long posts, especially when there's several photos involved. I compose the post in a simple text editor first along with image tags. When I'm satisfied with spelling and content, I copy/paste the entirety into the forum. There are cases when I also post the same content to another forum (like POTN), and that side copy helps make that much easier, especially if I need to change the image tags.

    I'm not saying it is necessary to do that, but we've all lost post content for various reasons, including the forum software having fits.

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    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
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