It appears that I just lost about eight hours of work on an answer because I left the page for a while and didn't save the draft before I left. The system usually saves drafts, it seems, but not this time.

Is there any way to retrieve the draft, or is it gone forever?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I have learnt from the Circuit Thingy Plugin that saving to a text file often when working on a complex answer is key (It frubbledeefies up my answers more often than not when working on 4 schematics in one answer). I don't think, if data was not sent to the server yet, that it will be somewhere. But I know not for sure any such thing. \$\endgroup\$
    – Asmyldof
    Jul 13, 2015 at 23:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ OOPs...Pilot error. Sorry . \$\endgroup\$
    – EM Fields
    Jul 14, 2015 at 0:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Alas, the draft system is crude. One draft question per stack and one draft answer per stack. If you have a draft answer and you start writing another answer elsewhere, the first draft is quietly discarded. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 14, 2015 at 6:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ There's something weird that happens sometimes where if you click on the SE page (any other page is ok) accidentally when a schematic is being edited the schematic disappears somewhere- it's still hanging about but can't be accessed. If you open another schematic and repeat the work it hiccups but eventually saves the new schematic. Kinda annoying. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 31, 2015 at 23:01


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