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Auto save function

Discussion in 'Forum Usage Help' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Is there any flexibility to it's use? Not sure what I'm looking for or how to ask it, so I'll explain...

    I like, sometimes, that our posts are saved for future use should we decide not to post or don't have time to finish something we're writing.

    But many times, I'll write something, possibly quote a few people... and then change my mind.

    Is there any way of getting rid of that text, so that if I later decide to respond to something else in the thread - everything I previously wrote isn't auto saved?

    There are times I've written long assed posts that I decide I don't want to post, and then later at work I want to say something else. When I go to post though, I have the entire old message there that I have to delete first - and on my phone that's a huge PITA. Something that can't be done with one hand or quickly. And even if I do delete the post, if I don't post something else immediately, that old post will come back to haunt me.

    Does that make sense? Anybody know what I'm talking about :)? And is there a way to easily switch that function on or or, OR just to delete something permanently, should I rethink it and not want to post?
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    After you delete "War and Peace", if you wait long enough then an additional auto save will replace the buffer with your current "empty" post.

    I have done this. Can't remember how long it takes.
  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    Joe Nerve , i've had the same/similar issue: i have done what charlie monroe suggested: 'create' an empty 'save post' --- seems to work.
  4. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Yup, just delete what you typed.
    There is also a a button, up near the fonts and other tools called "drafts", clicking on that drops down a box containing 2 options, save draft, and delete draft.

    As far as quotes, when you hit insert quotes, there is an option to remove them.

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