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Draft post disappears or shows old draft text

I'm struggling to type posts as it keeps disappearing as I type or shows an older draft post for another thread. I have to tap the text box then type something to get it back.  Then j have to type quickly and delete typed letters in the wrong place due to this issue. 

Can anyone help? 

Android tablet on chrome browser.


  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Trying to recreate your problem Northernjoe by typing and then pausing but what you describe isn't happening to me. Might I suggest that you log out of the forum and then back in and try again? 
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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,956
    I have the same issue using an iPad.  It's been like that for years.  I just stop typing and backspace as I know it will pop up with the old text in a minute.  
    Utah, USA.
  • I would report to Admin, you can't be the only one by far, but obviously most of us don't have this problem. It would drive me nuts
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,323
    I had a problem yesterday with my post disappearing but then all was well again next time.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 2,666
    I've noticed a change over the past week or so with the auto-save. The auto-save used to save to drafts every few seconds and a category of My Drafts would appear on the main menu for unposted drafts. Now, even typing this over a period of a couple of minutes, no draft is being auto-saved - and so no My Drafts category either. Maybe that is specific to the environment though - I'm using a browser (Firefox) on a laptop.
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  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,323
    @steveTu I use Chrome and also no draft is being saved.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 2,666
    edited February 2022
    ..well that rules out it being me just having inadvertently changed some setting!..

    Edited to add: Can't see any changes in the profile settings that relate to drafts - so maybe they've made a change (all be it inadvertently) to the web based software.
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  • Using Chrome here and drafts are still being saved.

    The only change recently is that randomly a fresh line of text is started after I've done a 'nudge' to another member's name, or edited a piece of text to change the font into italics.  

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,242
    No problem here either with Chrome.
    Sometimes the 'post' button doesn't work right away and saves a draft, so you have to check, otherwise you think you've posted and realise later that you haven't. 
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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,284
    I keep reading it as 'daft post disappears'. Now that might be useful🤔
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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