Has it ever happened to you that you wanted to create a new topic or thread on the IFC but you didn’t have enough time? Or even worse, you posted it before it was finished?
There is a nice little trick to prevent both of those issues. It gives you the option to start writing a new topic, save it, and continue on it later. There is a draft feature here at Discourse, but unfortunately it is very limited. You can edit a started topic later, but you can’t post or write anything else in the meantime.
There is a solution though:
Send yourself a PM.
Open your messages by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of the website. You’ll find a little envelope icon there. Click on that. Then, on the bottom of the box, you’ll find an arrow. Click on it as well.
Create a new message by clicking on the following icon.
Add yourself in the Add a User box, and call the message Drafts or any other name. Then, write a little text in the Type Here section and click on Message
You’re now in the message that you have just sent yourself. Click on the little bookmark icon, which is marked yellow in the picture below.
As you bookmarked the message, you can easily find whenever you want by opening your bookmarks.
From now on, whenever you want to create a new topic, just send yourself a reply in that message. You can always edit the replies after you sent them. And once the topic is finished, you just copy the whole text out of the message into a new topic. Just open the message, create a new topic, and paste the text in there.
This is how I create and prepare most of my topics. It allows me to start a project days or weeks before I want to post it. And if I accidentally click on send, nothing happens as it is just a PM.
Have a good day, and many happy landings!