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Saving Drafts at Persona Paper

There are times I want to "save draft" and I click on the button, but it does not save my draft, and never shows up in the draft folder.

As a writer, I would like for this feature to work consistently for me. I often want to jot down a few thoughts and ideas for later review or work.

What I typically do here on Persona Paper, however, is spend my time writing one at-a-time to fruition, which is why it typically takes me longer to write. I find this true even with 500-character journal posts.

Perhaps, there are others who have used the draft feature, successfully or unsuccessfully, that could share their experiences. I would appreciate any guidance on how to use our system better. Thanks!

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Kasman wrote on October 10, 2015, 5:25 PM

Sorry, can't help you. I use neither the Draft feature nor the Gallery. I write most of my posts directly onto the Submit page but I use Google Drive for my longer material and I use Flickr to host those photos of my own which I don't take from Pixabay.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 5:40 PM

Thanks Kasman . I write most of mine on the submit page, as well.
I am not familiar with Flickr

markgraham wrote on October 10, 2015, 5:52 PM

I do save drafts on personapaper and when I come back to edit I usually have no problem but I guess I am just lucky in the use of this function.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 5:54 PM

Many times, I click and click and it doesn't give me the "draft" window.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2015, 6:15 PM

I use the drafts feature all the time. I currently have about 6 half-started articles in there and recently posted a couple from there, that I managed to finish. I use the "save"feature all the time because if you do that you do not get a capcha to complete, for a start. Also, if I am posting from my Tablet, I don't lose the whole darn lot if it drops out of PP, which happens a lot. I have found that I MUST have a title AND a few words written in the body in order for the "save" to work. A title alone will not save. One thing to note is that if you publish the article at a later stage, the "previous" article will be the one you published immediately before you first saved the draft. I noticed that with one of my recent posts, the "previous" article was written a LONG time previously. The drafts section is a great section for me. There are two possible story scenarios on there, one called "Talking to Pepi" and one with just a few words saying "Is this a story or an article". There are also 4 more factual typearticles.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 6:43 PM

Good to know, MegL ... thanks for sharing... I'll have to play around with it.

So, I want this straight...a draft will post as the time and date of the original start/draft, not the day it's submitted?

MegL wrote on October 10, 2015, 6:57 PM

No, it will post and be seen on the wall with the time and date at which it was actually written. BUT it will have an article number that refers to when it was first saved. My article on "Rogue schools" was published on 25 September and the article number is 26458. My next article was on the bellows camera but is number 39412 published 26th September. The article published immediately BEFORE "rogue schools" was 39258 on "productive day", published 23rd September. Rogue schools was started months ago but only completed and published recently. The other two articles were started, written and published on the same day that they were started. So you can see that the article number is fixed at the time it is first saved but the date and time depends on when it is actually published.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 7:03 PM

Okay, so still will post and be seen on the time and date it was SUBMITTED? but the number of the article for PP's sake has an earlier number from back when it was first saved/drafted.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2015, 7:05 PM

Yes. I suppose it has to have the date it was submitted for it to appear on the front page. But it is stored in the PP computer and it is recognised by that unique number which is given to it when it is created and first saved. No matter whether it is published immediately or after a long break, it keeps that same number.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 7:09 PM

Sorry if I were being dense or daft!

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 10, 2015, 7:20 PM

Used the draft feature once and saw my draft. But I don't do it. I just save my stuff on my computer until my ready.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 7:25 PM

cmoneyspinner I appreciate the draft feature now a bit more after MegL 's explanation.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 10, 2015, 8:28 PM

Sorry I never used it except by accident. At that time they were in there lol

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 8:44 PM

I had that happen, too, but I think I am going to take MegL 's lead here soon. *points upward*

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 10, 2015, 10:30 PM

I hope it solves your problem.

allen0187 wrote on October 10, 2015, 11:50 PM

Never really used the 'draft' function here in Persona Paper. Never really fond of writing drafts. Maybe I should start doing so for me to save on time when writing posts.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 11:58 PM

I've been thinking the same thing, Allen. If I were to jot things down as a draft, perhaps it would offer inspiration later.

allen0187 wrote on October 11, 2015, 1:24 AM

the thing is I have a journal that I keep with me all the time, well, almost all the time... LOL! I jot down things in the journal to serve as possible ideas for future post. I'm half-way through the journal but none of what I wrote down has ever been made into a post.

Paulie wrote on October 11, 2015, 2:56 AM

I always save a draft before posting any article. I have never had a problem doing this with Firefox. When I was using Explorer, I had trouble posting articles, but when I saved them first, I could retrieve them and post. This worked well on Explorer until one day when I couldn't compose a post. After shifting to Firefox, I have had no problems.

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 3:01 AM

Thank you for the input.

MegL wrote on October 11, 2015, 6:52 AM

Not dense OR daft! emoticon :grin: I obviously did not communicate it well enough. There are plenty of things I need explained to me several times. emoticon :smile: We all have different knowledge and experience. What I know is different from what you know. That may seem obvious and it is but it also means I need some things explained more clearly than others, as does everyone else.

Kasman wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:29 AM

MegL - your explanation of the Draft feature (which I do not use) has cleared up a puzzle I have noticed on Persona Paper where the article number sometimes appears to be out of order. Now I realise why! Thanks

Rufuszen wrote on October 11, 2015, 12:28 PM

I start out with a Word document and then paste it for the final edit

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 12, 2015, 6:54 PM

Yeah. MegL - Good explanation. But I'm thinking after that explanation I'll just keep doing it the way I've been doing it. It's been working for me so far. My brain gets rattled too easily. :)

BarbRad wrote on October 14, 2015, 4:40 AM

I never use this feature because I write everything in my word processor and paste it in. That also gives me a back-up copy.