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Yes, it did occur to me I may have gone offline. But that did not seem to be the case. I was able to load other stuff with no problem in between writing revisions of the message (which were never saved beyond, inexplicably, the first sentence), and the not-saving went on for a period of about 20 minutes. It’s possible that very coincidentally I went offline for just the few seconds each time a draft should have been saved. I’ll never forget a podcast I heard years ago on NPR by two statisticians (with great senses of humor, BTW) about coincidences. So it’s possible.
On Sep 29, 2020, at 6:34 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 08:06 AM, Jeremy H wrote:
while there is an automatic feature to save draft messages, I have never quite understood quite when it actually would do so
In my situation, I see drafts lost on a regular basis, and not only on GIO. I'm in a somewhat remote area with minimal options for internet access. I've managed to find utilities that will show a 'live' icon on my computer so that I know when access is lost (sort of like the modem lights of days gone by. ;>) At that point, I try to get back online so I don't waste a lot of time typing something that can't possibly get to the site where it could be included in a draft. Until the browser folks come up with a local draft cache (if that's even possible), there's not much that any site can do about it.
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