Re: Delete of autosaved drafts not possible (without refresh) (730 Views)
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Stephan.
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Delete of autosaved drafts not possible

In my profile page I can see "AUTOSAVE DRAFTS", using the big X right of it shows as tooltip "Discard Draft", a click on it shows the confirmation "Confirm? Yes / No".

 

Clicking Yes does not change anything, only way I found to get rid of these drafts is open it, empty out all text and press cancel which produce eventually an popup warning (not every time). After that the draft is gone.

 

Working as intended?

Stephan

 

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Dennis Handly
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>In my profile page

 

Profile page or on your name page?

 

>I can see "AUTOSAVE DRAFTS", using the big X right of it shows as tooltip "Discard Draft"

 

Everyone else wishes they had this problem.  :-)  I see messages every so often about saving drafts (don't see it now).

I have to rely on firefox add-ons to save my stuff.

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You're right, they are on the name page

f.e. http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/762238

 

>I see messages every so often about saving drafts (don't see it now).

I cannot use it in a useful way neither because I have no idea under which circumstance they show up there - some stick there, some not ...

 

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Ok, I finally saw one.  Duh, that's what multiple tabs are for.

Unfortunately I didn't think to try removing it.

 

Strangely, I didn't see one while typing this reply.  Not sure it is the compose time or the bytes in the message?

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>Clicking Yes does not change anything

 

You have to refresh the page for it to disappear.  Also, you can't be currently editing that post.

I actually found it useful.  I did a BACK and lost everything.  I then went forward and lost everything.  Using my firefox add-on, it got the text back.  Later I noticed a message about it being autosaved and I looked at my profile and found two of them.

One was where I wanted to abort my post so I just closed the tab.  This was the one I was able to remove.  The other was what I lost.

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Dennis Handly wrote:

>Clicking Yes does not change anything

 

You have to refresh the page for it to disappear.  Also, you can't be currently editing that post.

I actually found it useful.  I did a BACK and lost everything.  I then when forward and lost everything.  Using my firefox add-on, it got the text back.  Later I noticed a message about it being autosaved and I looked at my profile and found two of them.

One was where I wanted to abort my post so I just closed the tab.  This was the one I was able to remove.  The other was what I lost.


How ironic.  I just encountered this yesterday for the first time.  I found an auto-saved post I had started last week which I thought I had discarded by closing it's tab.  As you said, clicking "yes" did nothing to remove it,  I double-clicked the draft as if I wanted to resume editing and simply "x-ed" the box to send it to the bit-bucket.  The expectation of "yes" doing what it says seem to be wrong.

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

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Stephan.
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Thanks, now I don't feel longer alone with it.

 

Anyway I belive this Forum is going the way where we don't want to see it, if I check the number of posts that show up per day or the number of official postings.

 

Best,

Stephan

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Stephan. wrote:

Thanks, now I don't feel longer alone with it.

 

Anyway I belive this Forum is going the way where we don't want to see it, if I check the number of posts that show up per day or the number of official postings.

 


I'm glad I saw your thread, too!

 

Yes, indeed, the number of posts has plummeted.  And a large number of vetern, very talented contributors have clearly given up trolling and responding.  In the heyday's of the old ITRC forum, a hour's posting might take an hour to examine and provide good feedback on.

 

Warmest regards!

 

...JRF...

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Hmm, I just noticed a bad UI design for the autosave of drafts.

I stupidly did a refresh on a reply page because I was looking at the bottom part of what I was replying to and thinking I had already replied.  So I lost my text.  (I'm not sure if the web page can intercept the reload/refresh button?)

 

So I then when to my profile to get the autosave.  I copied the text.

But then I read the top more closely:

You have autosaved content from 7:14 PM.
Load or Discard

 

But I couldn't read the last line because the "Load" and "Discard" link colors were black on black!

I only saw this because I was high lighting the whole box to see what that "or" was for.

 

>The expectation of "yes" doing what it says seem to be wrong.

 

It does do what it says but you have to reload to see the results.

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Stephan.
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Just as a reminder, now more readable in the profile butt still not working.

 

Clicking on yes still do nothing ... 

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>Clicking on yes still do nothing ...

 

Did you mean "does nothing until you refresh the page"?

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Stephan.
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No, I mean nothing like just nothing.

 

The only way to get rid of a draft is open it, empty it out completly and leave the page by using the cancel button.

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>No, I mean nothing like just nothing.

 

I have no problems deleting a draft that I wasn't currently editing.  I just click on the big X and confirm.  Then reload.

And when I need the draft, I can clearly see the load or discard message.

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Dennis Handly
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The new forum format still works the same.  After you click on the [X] and confirm, you must refresh the page before it disappears.

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I don't have any drafts currently (somehow they got deleted in one of the last maintenances) and to be honest I resign in the meantime a little bit ... 

 

I switched to a RSS reader to follow that part that I'm interessted in and visit only for answering which is a real shame but it is a lot easier.

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This is now fixed.  You don't need to reload before you get: Success! Draft discarded.

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