Deleting draft

Discussion in 'Racing-Forums Feedback' started by Reck, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Reck

    Reck Team Owner

    How do you successfully go about deleting the drafts that the board automatically saves for you?

    I am having a hell of a time with this thing. Often I would post quote in a thread then change my mind, leave the thread. I come back later to the same thread, response to a different person and that previous post that I didn't make appears as a quote.

    I have to manually delete that old quote as to not confuse the other person.

    Also I would get an error saying I need to wait 30 seconds to post again? I guess the board thinks I'm trying to double post in a short amount of time when in fact I'm only posting one time.

    Any help would be appreciated. :)
     
  2. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I be damned. I never noticed this.
     
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    You might make sure the first two topics..the automatically and the "and receive email..." are not checked..the bottom one "restore dismissed notices" might be a culprit too.



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  4. Reck

    Reck Team Owner

    ^ Yeah they are unchecked so its not that.

    It mainly only happens when quoting someone. Its a double whammy. lol
     
  5. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    This was a big problem for me a few weeks ago hopefully this helps, note my terminology and recollection may not be exact.

    I turned off rich text or anything else that has the editing toolbar type of helps like bold, italics, etc...and emoticons and the problem went away.
     
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  6. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I have the same problem reck, Fury will fix us up when he has the time I'm sure. Mine just started doing that a week or so ago.
     
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  7. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Fury and I are subscribed to this feedback forum, so we *SHOULD* be aware of anything that gets mentioned here...
     
  8. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Like I said if It's fixable you guys will do it when you can, you always do. And we appreciate it. :D :cheers:
     
  9. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I could be wrong but this is how I think I fixed the problem on my android

    1.Go to your profile preferences on your member page.

    Click on to preferences

    2. There are options like showing rich text editor, show online status, signature quote etc. turn them off as needed.

    I think the rich text editor is the key one. Even if you want to retain those functions you might could trying turning them off temporarily simply to clean up, and then back on for re-use.

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  10. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Thanks greg but I tried that a couple of days ago and it didn't work, it's not a real problem, I just leave it there unless I want to post something else then I just delete it and repost.
     
  11. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Ok, it was a big problem for me and deleting was a pain, it stubbornly kept reappearing. I even posted and deleted a few times to clear it up.

    Obviously I accidentally stumbled upon a fix at least for my system, my memory just fails at how I did it.
     
  12. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Thanks for trying.
     
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  13. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    Hi guys. I am in the middle of a move, so I can't do a whole lot. I've been keeping an eye out for any possible solutions to this. Obviously, it was meant to save you from the frustration of losing your browser tab or accidentally hitting the back button and having to start over on your post, but the other side of the coin is that it brings up a post you meant to throw away. There's been an update to address one of the issues I reported, so when I get a chance, I will raise this issue with them and see if they can give a quick and dirty "discard draft" button.

    :beerbang:
     
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