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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

This just came up in discussion between Beerman and me, and I'm not sure if it's been discussed before or not...

When posting a blog, one is able to save an entry as a draft. This capability does not seem to be available for wiki pages. (Okay, maybe I have missed something and please correct me if I have...) But, if I am not wrong, is it possible to implement a similar function for the wiki pages? If someone (like me) is not quite finished with a particular article, they would be able to save their work as a draft and then finish it for publishing? Just a thought... Don't mean to make more work for you guys..

Isa now leaves because dinner is done.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

That's true, there isn't any (I am aware of), only a preview function.
But then again, for wiki personally I think it's not necessary because:
1. Everyone can contribute, so your text eventually might not be the exact same again and
2. You can also save it in case you like it as a word-document on your computer before entering it completely. Ok, that's the case with a blog as well of course I know:)

Cheers!
Mike

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 7y

Yeah, I have it on my wishlist somewhere to do this. But it's not entirely straightforward, so I've got it sitting on a backburner for now. I have heaps of backburners on this stove by the way.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Thanks for the replies, guys!

After reading Michael's post, I still like the idea but also understand his points - especially about the text not remaining the same if someone else contributes. I do the blog entries in Word because the coding is easy and make the links after uploading. The wiki isn't quite as simple for coding so I've always just done everything online. (Simply because it's easier for me.) But, it was just something that crossed my mind as I revised the blog and thought, "Hey, that would be a cool feature".

Quoting Peter

I have heaps of backburners on this stove by the way.

I know - you've filled some inboxes with a few of them. Wanted some help in that virtual kitchen, eh?

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

The wiki isn't quite as simple for coding so I've always just done everything online. (Simply because it's easier for me.) But, it was just something that crossed my mind as I revised the blog and thought, "Hey, that would be a cool feature".
l:

Hey Isa,
I think it might still work with the more difficult wiki coding. I've tried it before and had no problems, the codes are simply copied/pasted as well I guess. Or isn't that what you ment?

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Isadora

The wiki isn't quite as simple for coding so I've always just done everything online. (Simply because it's easier for me.) But, it was just something that crossed my mind as I revised the blog and thought, "Hey, that would be a cool feature".
l:

Hey Isa,
I think it might still work with the more difficult wiki coding. I've tried it before and had no problems, the codes are simply copied/pasted as well I guess. Or isn't that what you ment?

Yes - to a point. The "regular" codes are easy enough to put in - similar to a blog entry. The wiki submissions I (usually) make have quite a few links - many of them to the same site but different pages (ie: CDC, WHO, Mayo Clinic, etc.). I also don't "run into" others adding or editing a section too often. Again, after thinking about it, things are a bit more unique where I post than in other areas of the guide. Destination-related areas are changed and added to frequently. Ross River Fever and traveling with certain health conditions are not big draws.

Given the above, the draft function would work well for me but not necessarily for the areas with higher authoring traffic. I do appreciate the replies, Michael. Thanks! ;)