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New "Draft Saved" popup is kind of intrusive

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It's significantly larger than the old one and it animates in and out from the lower lefthand corner every five seconds or so while composing a post. I know this is probably a Vanilla feature not a PAF feature so there may not be anything to be done here, but it's a bit annoying!

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    also, it's popping up every few seconds for some reason.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Also the old one is still there

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    It's getting faster now, I just typed out a message and it was popping in and out almost continuously.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Seems like we're getting weird multiposting of sequentially longer posts, like each saved draft is posting.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    At least on mobile, it no longer covers the text typing box! Instead the keyboard partially covers it.

    But yeah, it's definitely broken, or could lead to breaking, and posting a ton when not desired.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited January 18
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Seems like we're getting weird multiposting of sequentially longer posts, like each saved draft is posting.

    Pretty sure this is what happened to me in the post soviet states thread.

    For reference. On mobile using safari on an iPhone. Each draft posted to the thread instead of saving as a draft. I did not press the “post button” but was rather typing in the text box and moving between windows to continue reading the thread.

    Started with this post (posts have since been edited to remove the duplicated text)

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited January 18
    Yep, just happened to me in the MCU movies thread, as well.

    Edit: starting here
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378820/#Comment_44378820

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    I'm getting spam blocked because of this popup in PMs

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Zonny just posted and the forum posted 5 increasingly more detailed versions of his post D:

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    I've seen the draft multiposting in like five or six threads now.

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong You wouldn't right click a car Registered User regular
    I know that nobody likes it when software changes, but this saved notification is pretty bad and the multi-draft posting is frightening.

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  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    edited January 18
    The multi-draft posting cracked me up since I wasn't posting anything of much substance but I want to note that I am fairly certain it happens specifically if you have the new post interface in a separate tab or window

    I middle-clicked Post Reply so I could come back to a quoted post I wanted to comment on after I finished catching up on the rest of the thread and I think that has something to do with the multi-posting, if this were occurring with every post the forum would be unreadable right now

    The posts:

    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378816/#Comment_44378816
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378817/#Comment_44378817
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378818/#Comment_44378818
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378823/#Comment_44378823
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/44378824/#Comment_44378824

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    It happens in PMs, too

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    edited January 19
    I'm seeing the same thing happen to me (regarding the PMs). Using Firefox on Windows if that helps any.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I haven't had the multiposting hit me yet, but I am having the draft saved message pop up roughly every five seconds while composing a post

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  • ChanusChanus Benny Harvey -RIP-Registered User regular
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    I've had draft PM multiposting spam blocks hit me on both Chrome mobile and Firefox desktop.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Yeah I'm seeing autosending drafts / something in PMs as well

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  • painfulPleasancepainfulPleasance The First RepublicRegistered User regular
    edited January 19
    This bug makes the forum shit out drafts if you click save draft while it's happening. I think Vanilla hit some weird save draft limit like how certain forums go absolutely falling piano on a a thousand pages.

    IF THE BUG IS HAPPENING, DO NOT CLICK SAVE DRAFT, DO NOT COMPOSE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE QUICK REPLY WINDOW, CLOSE ALL OTHER TABS, GO TO MY DRAFTS AND DELETE THE INFINITE STAGGERED SAVED DRAFTS. IF YOUR FAN HAS BEGUN SPINNING, THE BUG IS HAPPENING.

    Delete a draft even if nothing is happening.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I think the above poster might have been banned for spamming due to the draft bug in D&D? if it was for some other reason, disregard

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    PainfulPleasance was banned for repeatedly wishing death upon other forumers.

    @BahamutZERO From the Infractions and bans thread in D&D.

    Here's what appears to have been the straw that broke the camel's back. And here's where ElJeffe intervened further down the page.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    ah disregard then

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

    They mulled over disabling it year

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

    They mulled over disabling it right after the vanilla switch, but it was deemed

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

    They mulled over disabling it right after the vanilla switch, but it was deemed too useful.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

    They mulled over disabling it right after the vanilla switch, but it was deemed too useful.

    The dra

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    how much do i have to donate to Child's Play to disable drafts completely?

    serious question

    They mulled over disabling it right after the vanilla switch, but it was deemed too useful.

    The drafts system has saved my ass a few times.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    Now that's just good comedy right there.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    I don't know if it's connected, but I had an old draft which I'd already posted show up again somehow.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I wonder if you are more likely to have that "Save draft" issue pop up on mobile, where I swear it is easier to hit the draft button.

    Regardless, is this happening to other Vanilla forums? Or is this a case of our unique stylesheet/code breaking things with a new update? Because I fear the latter, due to the small amount of funds and development resources put towards the forums these days.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    At least for me (Android, Chrome) it's been an improvement. The saved notification is more frequent, but it's just a white bar that slides across between the draft box and my keyboard, can't even see the message. So it's a little distracting but it no longer blocks anything. Guess I got lucky.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Hey, I just saw the old "draft saved" pop up on my mobile entry, back in it's familiar and annoying overlay of the post comment button.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Please just turn off draft autosaving altogether, it's always like, oh, you didn't fully type your entire post out inside of ten seconds, with no spelling errors or other edits? SAVED, POP UP, HAHA. That's a mild version of what it feels like.

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  • ChanusChanus Benny Harvey -RIP-Registered User regular
    it is also currently (at least on firefox on iphone)
    • saving without telling you, but not reliably, only sometimes
    • you do get the old popup, but not necessarily when it saves
    • saving anyway after posting a comment almost every time

    please just turn it off. i have literally never once had a draft save on purpose and it is too unreliable to depend on the autosave. it needs to be opt-in at the very least. it is extremely obnoxious as a feature

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited February 6
    I have been getting a few more draft saves of the thing I just posted than before as well on desktop firefox in the last few days.
    Or perhaps it was from posting I was doing on android firefox, now that I think about it. I'm not sure.
    edit: no it's definitely been happening on desktop too.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    pulling it out into the autosave.js like it used to be instead of integrating it into the base.blahblah.js would be helpful, at least it can be adblocked that way

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Has something gone wrong again? I'm getting a leftover draft after most posts now.

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