Forum question - annoying auto Draft saved notification

Sorry to start a thread but I didn’t find what I’m looking for.  

Is there a board setting to disable “Draft saved at --:–” ?  It’s quite annoying pop-up and repeatedly interferes with the text window unless I reorganize the page.  I don’t need a saved draft as much as I need to be left alone to type in the text window.  


Not only that, but if you do not finish your post, next time you come back to that thread, there is you unfinished post waiting.  I actually have to delete the draft and then post some few characters to not see it again.  Really a nuisance and can’t even imagine what useful purpose it serves. 

The Tablo folks are looking into other forum software in the near future.  I don’t mind the unfinished post waiting, but the draft saved popups are pretty annoying.   The search feature here is terrible as well.


Thanks for confirming I’m not the only one bothered by this.  In the grand scheme of things it’s pretty minor but nag, nag, nag…

Oh well, back to 1998 when I used to type in a text editor and then copy/paste to message body.  

btw, what's up the double spacing?  

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like something that is tweakable in the current software. 

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like something that is tweakable in the current software. 

Very kind of you to reply.  Please don’t feel I’m upset about something so trivial.  If this is the worst of our problems, ya know?  LOL…

I merely wanted to find out if there’s any way to disable it.  However, interesting to see I’m probably not alone in my dislike of the feature.  

Hey, if it’s something I can do myself easily and it makes our users happy I’ll do it in a heartbeat. 

However, most of the stuff you guys want requires months of development work from several qualified engineers. 

@TabloTV, I was looking at the Vanilla Forums support, and to get rid of the “draft saved” notifications, try this:

Manual for noobs like me:

  1. open site_core.php in "Yourforum/locales/vf_de_DE (for german… other languages have other files!)
  2. find: 
    $Definition[‘Draft saved at %s’] = "whathever"</li></ol><p style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22.1000003814697px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; border-image-source: initial; border-image-slice: initial; border-image-width: initial; border-image-outset: initial; border-image-repeat: initial; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">change it to:<br><code style="margin: 0px; padding: 4px 8px; border: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170); outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10.5625px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap; background: rgb(250, 250, 250);">$Definition['Draft saved at %s'] = ""

@snowcat - You are awesome. I try to avoid coding myself because I break things. Will add that to the to-do list of our web/server guru. 

FYI guys - our web guru tacked this today. :slight_smile: