jethroscott (jethroscott) wrote in suggestions,
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Links that destroy unsaved posts/autosaving

Title
Links that destroy unsaved posts/autosaving

Short, concise description of the idea
Links that caused unsaved editing of posts should open in a new window and/or posts should be autosaved or users should be prompted to save before navigating away from the editing page.

Full description of the idea
I was typing up a post and decided to click on the "Help" link at the top of the page. I assumed it would open in a new window as help links often do. It didn't and I lost my whole post. It really pissed me off.

An ordered list of benefits
  • 1) Not pissing off users.
  • 2) Conforming to general/expectable/"intuitive" web standards.
  • 3) Not losing valuable posts.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • 1) It will take some work.
  • 2) It might annoy users who intended to discard their posts.
  • 3) It will change the website from what users are used to, disconcerting some of them.
  • 4) It will make LiveJournal too popular, overwhelm its capacity, and shut down half of New York.
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