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Editing articles

Editing articles

1) I have just finished the first draft of my first article ([Recognize that the same object fits a pattern in two different ways]). While I was writing it I saved it many times using save-and-edit and then previewed to see if my formatting was working. This resulted in an enormous list of revisions which were really just stages in writing the article. I think this happened because the first time I saved anything I hit the save button instead of the save-and-edit button. In other words, it appears that "save" means what "post" means in blog software. Is that correct?

2) This forum edit page only has a "save" and a "preview" button. Does "save" cause your incomplete letter to be posted? I have been afraid to try! If it does post the letter I would like it if you could put in a save and edit button the way you have for articles, because if I move away from this edit field without saving and then come back what I have written so far disappears.

I agree that it would be nice to have a way of saving a draft, without having it published. I thought this was the case, but then I realized that my article was published, and that there was no turning back, other than putting an "incomplete article" label. That was my first post.

On the other side, it is a good thing, as people can know if some article is being edited.