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Autosaving Drafts - No Need to Be Nervous Anymore

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2516 days ago 895 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It happened multiple times in past… and probably to you as well, at least once. You spent 15 minutes typing long and meaningful blog entry only to lose it. Right before hitting Submit button your browser crashed or you lost internet connection or something else happened. I’m sure you didn’t want to type it again. It’s frustrating and demotivating.

No need to be nervous anymore.

I’ve integrated autosave feature into the most important forms on the site – new project, blog entry, forum topic, workshop, comment and new forum reply. It saves the unpublished draft of the form automatically for you each 30 seconds. You don’t even have to remember to click on some new button.

Draft saved

Hope you like this and thanks for bugging me about this feature ;)

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka



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Tony

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#1 posted 2516 days ago

Hi Martin

Thanks for this – I am sure it will come in very useful

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Bill

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#2 posted 2516 days ago

Way to go Martin! The site just keeps getting better and better all the time.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2516 days ago

I can see a lot of happy LJ faces!!!! :)

You are the best ((bowing humbly in your presence))

:)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#4 posted 2516 days ago

Especially those with dial-up…

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Martin Sojka

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#5 posted 2516 days ago

Bill, it should disappear if you post it.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Bill

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#6 posted 2516 days ago

Yup, it did. Just a strange momentary thing..thanks Martin. It re-appeared when I hit the back button, so I thought it was just staying on there..Thanks.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 2516 days ago

Thanks Martin.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2516 days ago

Great addition….haven’t had an issue yet…but it’s not if but when for this kind of thing.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2516 days ago

Thanks martin. I had a posting error this morning and was surprised to see my text was still there when I hit refresh. Thanks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob #2

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#10 posted 2516 days ago

Lucky me had the situ on more than on occasion.Thanks for building the trap for it Martin.
This should dramatically reduce the use of my expletive vocabulary. <g>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Bob Babcock

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#11 posted 2516 days ago

Martin…I’m seeing comments from previous threads showing up in the next thread I visit comments box. Just started happening since you made the change. hasn’t caused any problems but I could see comments showing up in the wrong threads.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#12 posted 2516 days ago

I’ve seen the same thing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Martin Sojka

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#13 posted 2516 days ago

Comment drafts should be working fine now.. I’ve updated them to be tied to specific post so the currently saved draft will not appear on the other post’s page. And not that only one comment draft if saved at any time. Thanks for the feedback!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Bill

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#14 posted 2515 days ago

Yea! Another successful implementation of LJ upgrades. Way to go Martin.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#15 posted 2430 days ago

Martin I noticed that autosaving didn’t occur when I was typing a message to someone. I hit back by mistake and everything that I typed was gone. Can this feature be put in messages also?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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