Lost draft? Or can't find it.

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Sorya C, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Sorya C

    Sorya C Songster

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    I recently typed up a long article and I saved it as a draft. I came back to add some things and finish it up but I can't seem to find out where they put the drafts here... or if my draft just got deleted. I know I saved it because I remember seeing the "saved as a draft" icon. I would also need help knowing how to create a poll with my article. I would be so grateful if anyone helps me!
    Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Click on "Your Articles" then look for "Draft Articles"

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I find the saved draft feature to be the very best. Often I wonder why a post of mine hasn't shown up. I go back to that thread and it shows up light gray which means I forgot to hit "post reply" again
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    It's a great feature! My iPad crashes a lot, but with this feature my my replies and posts are never lost when it does crash.
     
  5. Nina Bee

    Nina Bee Chirping

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    I don't have a box for drafts. Screenshot (2).png
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    How long ago did you start the article?
     
  7. Nina Bee

    Nina Bee Chirping

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    I was in the middle of writing it. I accidentally hit the backspace button and the page reverted to the previous page. Tried going forward but the article was gone.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Oh no! :hugs I'm not positive, but I think you have to save the article as draft, publish it, or something like this can happen.
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  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    I just did a quick test in Chrome.

    Started a new article. Wrote for about 70 seconds. Hit the back button, then forward button, and the content was still there.

    ... then I navigated away from BYC, clicke on "Create article" and went to the same category, and my content was still there.

    Not sure if this is saved locally in my browser cache, if it's browser specific, or something else, but there was an unsaved "draft" of the text I wrote still there.

    All that said, if I'm writing something super long, I'll either save it often, or write it offline in a text document and copy it over to the site.
     

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