Creating multiple drafts in the forum is sometimes not possible. Here are 3 ways I’ve found to create drafts:
- Start replying to a topic or post, select cancel, select Save draft for later
- Start replying to a topic or post, select the reply arrow, select Reply as a linked topic
- Select New Topic from the main forum page or the search results
The first option is always possible. The next 2 are only possible if there are no other existing drafts. In the second option, this message shows up:
In the third option, the New Topic button is replaced by an Open Topic button on the main forum page. However, there is still a New Topic button on the search results, and selecting it gives this message:
This is the same message as when attempting to add a reply to a topic which already has an open draft. In that case it makes sense, but in this case it doesn’t because “this topic” doesn’t refer to anything. It’s also annoying that there is no cancel option. Instead you have to select Resume editing, cancel, Save draft for later.
This is all frustrating because it’s not possible to have multiple drafts open unless they’re replies to existing topics or posts. I looked around the Internet and found some workarounds, but not any real solutions.
I’ve also had some strange issues where canceling deleted a draft (instead of giving the prompt to save it) or drafts didn’t save properly. Those have been less consistent though and I haven’t found any patterns.