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Forum topic by lanwater posted 01-17-2011 08:07 AM 764 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2011 08:07 AM

I think the ability to save several drafts of project that we can edit and post when we are ready will enhance the experience at LJ.

Yes we can save into our word processor and post later but staying on LJ is the goal.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


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#1 posted 01-17-2011 12:14 PM

I don’t follow you. What do you mean?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 12:26 PM

Mads… Ian means to start writing about a project and instead of posting straight away… save it as a draft to be edited later before posting…enabling him to add more to the draft as he progresses without having to post in separate posts..
Ian … not a bad idea at all…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 08:02 PM

Exactely what Larry said.

When you got several projects going at the same time, It is helpfull to add things / pictures as you go then post when you do the final editing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 02:13 PM

Fine idea.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 06:52 AM

I think this is what the blogs are for, project postings are supposed to be for the final project I believe.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 08:10 AM

Mark: anything in the blogs is visible to the public.

What I am after is like a small note pad where you jolt ideas and refine them before posting to a blog or project.

There are times when you post a project or blog and realize that either a picture is not right or you forgot some important stuff. So you abort your post and you can’t save what you already typed; few days later you got all the material you need…

Well, you have to retype everything over again.

That’s when saving draft is a life saver.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 09:54 PM

Ahh I see what you mean lanwater, I guess I never figured LJs as an ‘essay’ kind of place but more of a ‘conversation’ place. I think people understand that these are not polished communications, but an informal presentation of your day thus the web blog approach (or blog as it is more commonly known).

I guess if you wanted to present a real polished presentation you could always use Notepad++ or something like that to hold your text whilst you worked out the whole presentation but personally that would be far more work than I am willing to put into a conversation (as is probably evident from my postings:-). I suppose Martin could add the functionality you are looking for, as you can guess I probably wouldn’t use it but if that works and people want it (and it is possible!) why not.

I can see that you would want your project postings to be a bit more polished, especially if you refer people to LJs to see your projects. Interesting discussion.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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