We need a save draft feature!

By Lola
@Lolaze (2946)
United States
August 12, 2015 7:47am CST
im very upset! I just had a nice post all typed out but lost it. I switched tabs for a moment on my iPad to copy a link I wanted to include in the posts and when I switched back, my post was gone. I should've known to write it in a text editor first Wouldn't it be nice though if MyLot had a 'Save Draft' feature where we could save a post we are working on? That way we could finish it up later or make sure it didn't get deleted by accident.
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27 responses
@GoAskAlice (4260)
• United States
12 Aug 15
Great suggestion! Putting this on my suggestion list. I can't guaranty anything of course though, I have no idea what it would take to implement.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
12 Aug 15
Ya Alex!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Aug 15
Good to know that Admin is on the job!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Aug 15
Please - pretty please let this happen. So frustrating! Thank you for considering the suggestion!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Aug 15
I'm finding that my touch screen laptop is so sensitive, and the keyboard to that I have to be so careful typing or poof, the text just disappears and I have to start over.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
12 Aug 15
Oh my gosh...that would suck. I am still on my old desktop. I was thinking of trying the site on my touchscreen laptop...but...maybe not now. LOL Thanks for the heads up anyway.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Aug 15
@1wldngl I love my touch screen laptop, but since the Lot got up and running again, I'm doing more actual typing and it's been a real adjustment. Time to trim back the fingernails methinks......
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
12 Aug 15
@sparkofinsanity Ha...I know that. Mine are growing again since I have been off from the kitchen. Washing and washing and harsh chemicals do a number on nails. I have better stick with my desktop because I have to have an ergonomic keyboard or my left wrist will give me fits.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
12 Aug 15
That's actually a very good idea. I would love that. @PredWreck hey....can you tell someone this? Good idea if not too much to implement.
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@pumpkinjam (5758)
• United Kingdom
12 Aug 15
That would be a good idea. Although it is still a good idea to save things in wordpad or something. I have had times on another site which has the option to save drafts but then there had been a problem with the site so I lost all the work anyway!
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• Austin, Texas
12 Aug 15
I noticed there was no “draft” feature. But it's so easy to edit it didn't bother me. Of course, I've never lost my work. That's frustrating alright!
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@sharon6345 (115298)
• United States
12 Aug 15
That happened to me and I kept hitting the back button. My shock was it was there minus the title and I was glad.. But,before that I lost a post and could not get it back.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Aug 15
I have a trick I use when I have a thought I want to post on social media. I save a written copy of it to "Note Pad" so I don't have to remember it, but copy and paste it to whatever website I want as a discussion or status post.
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
16 Aug 15
I use a similar trick as well. However, I wasn't unable to use that trick when I tried posting from my phone. lol
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Aug 15
@sacmom Good point. Most folks don't bother using the note pad feature on their smart phones.
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@mythociate (14736)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Aug 15
Not really, no. The function I think you're talking about--an auto-save every so-often--would take memory & processing-time away from 'where the money gets made.' Maybe when humanity evolves and finds out it has evolved an I.P. in it's brain, and the technology catches-up, THEN we'll have plenty of extra memory and/or faster processors to where we could HANDLE almost everything automatically ... of course, then it'll just be a 'blink' to enter-&-submit a post; so you won't be ABLE to save it first ... But no, for now we need to rely on our individual processors to remind us to 'Ctrl+a, Ctrl+c' (or whatever buttons make your machine/system/browser 'select all & copy') every paragraph-or-so
@Lolaze (2946)
• United States
13 Aug 15
I'm not saying an auto feature, but a manual one would be nice.
@mythociate (14736)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Aug 15
@Lolaze and I'm suggesting 'the closest thing I've found to "a manual feature" ' (I wonder if there's a 'secret smiley' that points upward as if to say "did you read what I wrote?" )
• Bucharest, Romania
12 Aug 15
I did not even notice that this site has no "save to draft" button.
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@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Aug 15
This site never had that save to draft button - not at least in my memory.
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• Pune, India
12 Aug 15
@Cristi_Ichim You should do it....
@GardenGerty (95636)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Aug 15
I wonder if it is because you are on the iPad. Mine comes back when I am on my desk top. I have had other sites where this was bad, though.
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@rosekiss (30057)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Aug 15
That happened to me once, and I couldn't figure out what happened, as i know I didn't hit the delete button, but sure enough, i had to start over. Now, I make sure that I devote ny time to posting before i decide to do something else that might end up deleting it. The thing of it is, I didn't even remember what i typed in the first place, and that made it worse, as I had to try and remember what i had said, and I just couldn't, so i started over, and maybe it was a good thing, as it ended up being a pretty good discussion anyway. Since i have been back, that hasn't happened and i hope it doesn't either. Take care, and have a great day.
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 15
It happened to me once. It really is frustrating to lose a full page of text that one wrote with the heart and the time. It will be good if myLot can have a feature to save draft as sometimes we may have some ideas but not enough time to finish it to post,
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@tammyr (5958)
• Etowah, Tennessee
12 Aug 15
I've had that happen. Back in the day, everyone knew it was a possibility, so we would use word or notepad to write up a discussion or lengthy respond/comment so we wouldn't lose it.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Aug 15
Yes it would - I have lost several posts this way too. IO was so vexewd that I did not bother to re-post! Grrrr!
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@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Aug 15
Dont kill me but we never had that feature here- We were always advised to first write it out on the notepad or any other application, read through it, correct if needed and then copy paste - We could only copy paste after we crossed 500 posts + participations. Now as I am old school, I prefer doing things that way as I have got myself accustomed to it. Yes, it hurts many a times when you type out the entire piece of text and it goes off without a trace. But then, in my case, the one's I lost and re-did went better than I originally expected
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• Saudi Arabia
12 Aug 15
You can copy your post before switching to another tab and just paste it again when its gone. Thats what I do since Im writing only using a tablet. If Im on my laptop it will not be a problem since I' ll be writing in Microsoft words first.
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
16 Aug 15
I agree! We totally need one! lol
• United States
13 Aug 15
I personally do not care for that feature, as I do not and would not make use of it.
• Philippines
13 Aug 15
I don't think we need a draft feature because we have and "edit" button to fix our post unlike before post can't afford to edit their post. so, it wouldn't get much attention. you could suggest it to admin though.
@sofssu (14513)
13 Aug 15
I noticed it the first day I posted here.. because that is one of things i enjoyed on Bubblews and even wrote about it. I used it often to save posts to be posted later.
• United States
13 Aug 15
That would be good to have.