Can the 'Draft is automatically saved for you' feature be added to PM's?

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Forum topic by CFrye posted 08-25-2016 02:57 PM 1725 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2016 02:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: draft save lost post

I would really appreciate it if the AutoSave or Draft saving feature could be added to the Private Messages. I’ll be in the middle of a PM and need to check another tab or site for pertinent information, when I get back to the PM…it’s gone :-(
I know I can ‘copy and paste’ to a note or some other place on the computer. That usually happens AFTER I lose the first draft. Usually.
Is this too much to ask? Anyone else have this happen?

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 04:26 PM


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#2 posted 08-25-2016 04:30 PM

Candy, I too have the same problem with LJ & other online “software”. I think the real solution is to create/edit it elsewhere, then copy/paste into LJ. Word has autosave. I actually keep a file called Notepad.txt around for this purpose. Keep a copy on your desktop and create long edits there(pressing <ctrl>S often. Then copy/paste into a LJ PM. I think overall you would be in much better shape if you got in the habit of doing that. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. =|

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 04:37 PM

Did you send a request to Cricket? Sounds like a reasonable idea.

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 04:40 PM

I guess this double posted?

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 04:52 PM

Thanks for the tips, Rance. Why are good habits so hard to develop and bad ones so easy?!
Redoak, I have not sent a request to Cricket personally. I’m pretty sure she monitors this forum. She is a busy lady. I’ll be patient.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 08-25-2016 08:28 PM

There’s no way to do what you’re trying to do.

And yes, that’s too much to ask.


When I want to get blabby, I compose in Word and they copy/paste.

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#7 posted 08-25-2016 08:33 PM

I think Bill covered it

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#8 posted 08-25-2016 10:03 PM

Candy you are too busy and multitasking !
Take it easy and do one thing at the time and you won’t have that problem .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 08-26-2016 12:23 AM

No way, John? Not at all? Even if I said ‘Please’? :-(

Multitasking. Yeah, that’s it, I’m multitasking! It has absolutely nothing to do with attention deficit dis…SQUIRREL!!

I think Bill covered it

- Monte Pittman

...and very succinctly, too!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 08-26-2016 05:53 AM

Good point Cindy, would be nice to be able to add a photo to a PM.

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#11 posted 08-26-2016 11:19 AM

YES it would, Bob!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 08-26-2016 08:01 PM


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#13 posted 08-30-2016 08:42 PM

I can check on this, but it is not likely. If the system started saving drafts from several thousands members (at the same time) in addition to the forum posts, it might get pretty server intensive at times. Let me see what I can find out though.

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#14 posted 08-30-2016 08:43 PM

FWIW I keep a plain text note open all the time to write out what I want to say and then copy paste it, but that is likely because I have lost stuff so many times over the years.

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#15 posted 08-30-2016 11:22 PM

Thanks, Cricket.

-- God bless, Candy

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