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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website
App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings): Not applicable
Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Chrome
URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/496887
Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/): Not applicable
Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
Step 1: Write a long reply, exceeding 5000 characters, on a “Flag”
Step 2: Press submit.
Step 3: The page refreshes & The text of the reply is lost.
That’s the essence of the problem. The form should retain the submission text instead of deleting it when one clicks “Submit”. I was lucky enough to have composted most of it in a text editor, but it results in user input being lost.
Perhaps that’s how it’s supposed to work, but in my mind that’s a “bug”.