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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-15855

Give users the ability to save draft versions of forum posts

    Details

    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.2, 2.7
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.10
    • Component/s: HTML Editor (Atto)
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_27_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE

      Description

      It would be great to be able to "save as draft" forum posts. Particularly helpful when composing long posts. User should be able to save when in the editor; if you come back to the post the saved content is there.

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            This could surely be done in an AJAX-like way directly in the editor, so that the editor knew how to regularly post the content (every minute?) to a Moodle draft script with parameters (page path, editor element id)

            Then, whenever an editor is loaded without content, the same plugin sends parameters to the draft script to fetch existing content (if there is any) and pre-populate the text with it.

            The final component would be a cron job to clean up old drafts (older than 48 hours or so).

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - This could surely be done in an AJAX-like way directly in the editor, so that the editor knew how to regularly post the content (every minute?) to a Moodle draft script with parameters (page path, editor element id) Then, whenever an editor is loaded without content, the same plugin sends parameters to the draft script to fetch existing content (if there is any) and pre-populate the text with it. The final component would be a cron job to clean up old drafts (older than 48 hours or so).
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            soben Leang Chumsoben added a comment -

            so does this mean we can use this "Save as Draft" feature in Moodle 1.9.4?

            i'm a bit confusing here, because i'm not pretty sure about the technical aspect.

            so i would give a Plus to this feature request. i find it very difficult to write the long forum post.

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            soben Leang Chumsoben added a comment - so does this mean we can use this "Save as Draft" feature in Moodle 1.9.4? i'm a bit confusing here, because i'm not pretty sure about the technical aspect. so i would give a Plus to this feature request. i find it very difficult to write the long forum post.
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            eamon.costello@dcu.ie eamon costello added a comment -

            I would love this feature. Also (and apologies if this would be a whole new feature) would it be possible to create a post and have it published at some time in the future?

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            eamon.costello@dcu.ie eamon costello added a comment - I would love this feature. Also (and apologies if this would be a whole new feature) would it be possible to create a post and have it published at some time in the future?
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            webbo Oliver Webb added a comment -

            This feature would be really useful, does anyone know when/if it will be available, and will it be available for Moodle 2.0?

            Many thanks.

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            webbo Oliver Webb added a comment - This feature would be really useful, does anyone know when/if it will be available, and will it be available for Moodle 2.0? Many thanks.
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            shanenuessler shane nuessler added a comment - - edited

            It is important for the forum to have a draft option - the current approach does not support reflective practice. - i.e. coming back to the post to reflect on it and make changes before posting. Especially needed when students are posting at 1am.

            I also back Eamons comment about setting a time to post in the future.

            Cheers.

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            shanenuessler shane nuessler added a comment - - edited It is important for the forum to have a draft option - the current approach does not support reflective practice. - i.e. coming back to the post to reflect on it and make changes before posting. Especially needed when students are posting at 1am. I also back Eamons comment about setting a time to post in the future. Cheers.
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            derekcx Derek Chirnside added a comment -

            This is a long standing request for enhancement.

            I hope the ATTO guys and the FORUM guys are talking to each other. Maybe we can get some good synergy here with (for example) the edit in place request (Like forumNG), the drag and drop images and the Save drafts.

            -Derek

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            derekcx Derek Chirnside added a comment - This is a long standing request for enhancement. I hope the ATTO guys and the FORUM guys are talking to each other. Maybe we can get some good synergy here with (for example) the edit in place request (Like forumNG), the drag and drop images and the Save drafts. -Derek
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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

            Hello, I guess this could be closed since it was implemented as Atto autosave by Damyon Wiese

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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment - Hello, I guess this could be closed since it was implemented as Atto autosave by Damyon Wiese
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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

            no objections, closing.

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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment - no objections, closing.

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                  Fix Release Date:
                  9/Jul/12