All-Things-ScribeSlice

Group: All Things ScribeSlice

Drafts.

I was thinking how many of us are very busy, and we start writing then gotta go, if we start writing we can save a draft (and not have it posted right then) do you think that would be useful? I know that would help me a lot.


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


I'm a little confused? Do you not write in a word program like Microsoft, and then copy and paste? That would seem like an easier route. But I may just be misunderstanding your question...


Jessica Shaffer

30th November 2011


Maybe Google Docs is the tool for you, you can type and simply run of or close it and it saves everything automatically for you.


Robert Harris

30th November 2011


Sorry, I forgot to add, if people just write out on here and not copy and paste, if they leave maybe just save it on a draft on here if possible (its not on here I am using it as a "what if" example


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


That could be set up if there was some support from others here for that kind of functionality.


Harley Bailey

1st December 2011


Harley. I think it could be useful, but I do agree we do need feedback


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


I don't think it is needed, Harley. (Pardon me, Kaitlyn). There are so many other ways you can start something, save it, come and finish it later. You are ALWAYS much further ahead if you use Microsoft Word or any other word processing program, make all your corrections there, and when you feel it is "clean", copy and paste it here. It will save you some headache, it will save the people who read your material some time and effort in critique and it will save Harley a lot of trouble setting it up, to speak nothing of the server space and broadband time it takes to set it up that way. The main thing that I think it will teach is that we all should EDIT, EDIT, EDIT before posting. When potential publishers look at our web site, they should see our best effort, not something that needs to be edited. My vote is no.


Don Yarber

30th November 2011


Don, Thank you for the feedback, I do agree with it aswell. I am trying to figure out pros and cons of this idea, so Don once again thank you.


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


what if someone writes on paper, then uses some other way to write here, like a library or something, how would they be able to save for later with out publishing a little first, granted i myself have a computer, but some people may not, for those having a save option here would be beneficial


Aaron Greene

30th November 2011


Aaron, That is how I was thinking.


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


That's a good point Aaron, if Google Docs can have it why not ScribeSlice? This can also give writers more options and can also increase activity within the community. Being able to write and save your writing on ScribeSlice is a step in the right direction.

As Harley said if there is some support for this feature then lets do it!


Robert Harris

30th November 2011


Robert, thank you, That is why I brought it up. because it would be very helpful. Knowing me, I am never sure when I am sure I can post something so having a draft on here would be much more easier


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


Don got me thinking... how about we make this Draft option non-viewable? I mean, we can write something and save it as a draft. No one will see that draft until we choose to publish it. That might give us more of that sense of finality, which admittedly can be a good and a bad thing. Good in a sense that it trains our thought processes into editing first before sending it off. Bad in a sense that it could just reinforce the whole stigma of, "No, I'm not yet done! I can't publish this yet. Just. One. More. Edit."

Either way, I'm pretty open to the idea, but I would like to know what others think of it before I cast my vote.


Daniel Sintos

30th November 2011


Daniel. This was my thoughts coming together, I wasn't sure how to word it into that but about the good side of this is what I was trying to say in the first place


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


Daniel, yes non-viewable would pretty much have to be a must, because we don't want to clog the site with unfinished writing.


Robert Harris

30th November 2011


Agreed with Robert and Daniel.


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


I like the idea for some but I personally use microsoft word, but I do see where it could be useful. Sometimes I post after I think I have edited it enough only to go back and reread to find a typo or two (or three, or four etc...). I agree with Robert and Daniel also.


Deborah Boydston

30th November 2011


Facebook has that feature in 'Notes". I use it all the time. I vote yes.


Jan Summer

30th November 2011


Ok cool - I've added it to the list of things to do.

It might be awhile before this and other things are completed... I'm basically taking a small break from making ScribeSlice changes for the next little while because I'm fairly burnt out (after coding for 14 hours a day since April) and also there were some fairly significant changes made a few weeks ago to which I copped a fair bit of flack for and I want to give people time to get used to these changes so that people don't feel like the site is constantly trying to confuse them.


Harley Bailey

1st December 2011


Harley, take your time =) we all know you work hard


Kaitlyne Beaudin

30th November 2011


Harley ignore the "flack" how many times have FaceBook made changes and people complain? :)

Without change there is no growth, you make changes as you see fit. ScribeSlice is your vision and dream we are not here to alter that just compliment it.

Don't burn yourself out do things on your own time and accord.


Robert Harris

30th November 2011


I second that, Robert! You come first, Harley.


Jan Summer

1st December 2011


Harley tottaly should come first :)


Kaitlyne Beaudin

1st December 2011


I agree Harley ignor the flack, there is always going to be someone to complain, but I believe you have lots more here that appriciate all you do.


Deborah Boydston

1st December 2011


Thanks guys :) Your encouragement means a lot.


Harley Bailey

2nd December 2011


I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always the fan of all the changes, but I trust in Harley's decisions. I can always make suggestions, but at the end of the day Harley calls the shots. And if Harley wants a break then by Joe he'll get a break.


Daniel Sintos

1st December 2011


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