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Autosave or Autodraft...

Postby pahollow » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:31 pm

[Moderator note: this discussion was split out from the Windows 10 Universal App topic, since it deals with a separate issue.]

Hi letters, is it possible to have an autosave feature or drafts for these posts? I just spent more than an hour putting together a post and then I hit submit and it took me to the signin page and the post was lost :(

We are part of a global group and it seems appropriate to have this type of feature!
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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby jdlessley » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:02 pm

pahollow wrote:Hi letters, is it possible to have an autosave feature or drafts for these posts? I just spent more than an hour putting together a post and then I hit submit and it took me to the signin page and the post was lost :(

The problem you ran into is the LDS Account inactivity timeout. The Church uses this for all the sites that use the LDS Account sign on. It is a security feature. I don't recall how long the timer is because I avoid it for long composition times by occassionally clicking the Preview button. This resets the timer so I can continue working.

Another method to avoid the timer issue is to compose your posts in a plain text editor and then copy and past into a post.
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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby ToManyLetters » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:50 pm

Hi letters, is it possible to have an autosave feature or drafts for these posts? I just spent more than an hour putting together a post and then I hit submit and it took me to the signin page and the post was lost :(


You seem to be overestimating how much power I have. I'm a member of the Gospel Library for Windows team and not part of the moderators here at tech.lds.org. If you have comments and questions for them, they're probably best directed at the "Feedback on tech.lds.org" section of this site. You can get there quickly with the link below:

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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:57 pm

pahollow wrote:Hi letters, is it possible to have an autosave feature or drafts for these posts?

The phpBB forum software doesn't have that feature.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby pahollow » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:44 am

I get that JD but what I am saying is that it would be great to AUTOMATICALLY save as a draft or even link directly to MS word or a nominated word processor so it could be saved. I also noticed that the is a save as draft button in full (not quick reply) mode...

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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby pahollow » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:46 am

Thanks letters I will post there too...

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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby lajackson » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:59 pm

pahollow wrote:I get that JD but what I am saying is that it would be great to AUTOMATICALLY save as a draft or even link directly to MS word or a nominated word processor so it could be saved.

You are right. It would be great. However, until reality meets with desire, a third method is to occasionally highlight the post and copy it with a Ctrl-C. Then, if or when it disappears, you can just paste most of it back with a Ctrl-V and move on.

It is annoying to get logged out because the server does not know you are typing.

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Re: Autosave or Autodraft...

Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:57 am

pahollow wrote:Is it possible to have an autosave feature or drafts for these posts? I just spent more than an hour putting together a post and then I hit submit and it took me to the signin page and the post was lost :(

It's a great suggestion, and I certainly sympathize with the pain of losing a post (I've experienced that myself more times than I'd like to admit). However, in general the LDSTech Forum can't add features that are not already in the underlying phpBB software. Since phpBB doesn't have this feature, it's not in the LDSTech Forum.

All I can suggest at this point is that you compose your posts in a word processor, or use some other means to do your own saving of posts along the way.

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Re: Windows 10 universal app

Postby pahollow » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:57 am

Noted... shall do.


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