September 11, 2012 in Feedback
i frequently find myself writing long posts with lots of screenshots attached to the post (here's a sample). As the posts sometimes take a few days to complete i find myself starting something and then having to go to sleep, with the post still in 'not yet submitted' mode. In the morning when i click on preview post the text i've entered is all still there but none of the attachments and i have to manually add every single one back in again and then continue on with my post. This results in a massive waste of time. Yes I could post the post and then HIDE it but that is NOT a nice solution as if the post takes me three days to write then once it's complete and ready to be shown to the public it won't show up in 'todays active posts' as it's not posted Today... (but rather yesterday or three days ago or whatever).
I hope you see my point, In wordpress I can stop editing whenever I want and click on SAVE as draft, this means i can return to the post from any computer and resume where i left off and later Submit the post when i'm complete without having to mess around with hiding/un-hiding the post.
please tell me you'll consider adding this feature as it's really nice to have (in wordpress.)
I usually make long posts into a reserved forum at the bottom of my board, that I and collaborators can see
When the post is ready I move into the appropriate area
I would love for this to be implemented. It could be so useful to every user.
iirc there was either a hook or built in save as draft for 3.1x versions, been times I wanted it too.
heck maybe I am remembering smf function and not IP, not sure.
was handy though.
I think you were referring to this: I remember fixing it for 3.2.1 without telling anyone but then as time passes and newer version of IPB came out it just started giving me trouble and made the admin cp get error codes so i removed it.
Auto Saved Content not enough?
must have been smf then,
auto save not really close, save as draft (as I used it) allowed you to save multiple drafts of different posts, finish them as needed and post.
admin set the hard # of drafts user could have.
I would also like to see this! As someone that puts a lot of thought into posts when needed, it's a pain to have to save the reply some place, locate that later, re-enter the forum, and begin the reply again.
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