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Can there be some sort of way to save your progress when asking/answering questions?

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I was typing out a question that I was going to answer myself but when I was drafting up an answer, my internet browser decided to crash. It is a minor inconvenience but it did take me a while to type all of that. My plan was to write up an answer and then just copy and paste once I submitted the question.

Is there a plan for a feature that would allow the user to save their progress automatically? Almost like when you're writing an email, you have a "Drafts" section where if something happens like a power outage, at least you wouldn't have to start over.

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This is [status-completed] and will be deployed soon.

We use Redis to save drafts, since we already use it for other things. Drafts are kept for 7 days; if the post is edited after you start editing but before you save, the edit will take precedence over your draft if you navigate away and come back later.

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There should be, I know of a few JavaScript libs that will save what you type into the browsers local storage. Many of them will work automatically with html forms and are quite easy to integrate.

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