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How to use the Draft Function on InfoBarrel

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In this narrated video screen cast we demonstrate how to use the drafts function when writing for Infobarrel.com


Aug 28, 2009 6:57pm
Aug 30, 2009 5:09pm

I tried to write an article and save it as draft. Then I went back to continue so working on the article and decided to save it as draft again. Why am I seeing two drafts with same title and different time stamp? When I tried to open both, neither had my last saved. So what I did is create a write a new article and publish. But it's really confusing and I have an impression that I do not have flexibility to edit my draft numerous times. Please help me understand how this works. thanks-harris
Sep 1, 2009 1:30pm

The tags and category which I entered before saving the draft don't show up when I reopen the article. Is this deliberate or a bug?

Also, once I resubmit an article after it was denied, it shows up in denied articles as well as pending. I guess, it should be removed from denied once resubmitted.

Sep 2, 2009 1:17pm
Hi Vishy,

The tags and category issue is a bug and we are working on getting that fixed up.

You article shows up in denied as well as pending articles because our system keeps track of every iteration of each article you write, in case you want to go back to a different version at some time. If you want you can delete the versions out of each of these sections with out affecting the other versions.

To use your case as an example, you could delete the version out of the Denied Articles section and the version in the Pending Articles section will still remain.
Sep 2, 2009 8:21pm
Thanks for the quick reply.
Sep 3, 2009 3:40pm
I saved an article to draft and edited it a couple of times because it had the strange A circ. Now, when I try to edit, I get a message that indicates that it has to be approved. It is not completed, and has not been published.

Is this a bug, or did I do something wrong? I cannot get to the draft with the EDIT button.

Thanks for the help.

Nov 13, 2009 11:28am

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The draft issue is still a problem. I lost an EXTENSIVE re-edit because the system did not save them as expected.
While I prefer to compose off-line, I have to add the image captions online.


Nov 13, 2009 11:41am

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Whoo-hoo! I found a work-around for the drafts bug!
If you have more than one draft, you must DELETE all but the latest one.
Automagically, the draft you expected will show up in the editor.

In my case, I had saved two drafts prior to saving my final product as a third draft. the reason I saved it as a draft is that I noticed the editor gives you a better approximation of the final article. The pictures are bigger, for one thing.
Just like Linda and others, I discovered that the draft was not coming up.

Hope this helps!

But SAVE your work onto your hard drive first, PUHLEEEEZE!

(Use at your own risk, I won't know until the article is approved)


Apr 9, 2010 2:16am
I have a problem with cut and paste. I am not able to do it at all and am sent to a 'Setting prefs for Mozilla' pàge for more info.

Unfortunately I don't understand it. Am I supposed to put in the url for infobarrel there in place of the mozzilla url in the example?

Cut and paste works elsewhere. Will fiddling with this setting somehow mean that from now on I need to add the url of every page I want to be able to cut and paste to the preferences file?
Apr 9, 2010 3:10pm
Hi Nosima,

I've never heard of anything like this. Can you send us an email with the contact page with some more details and we can try to figure it out.
Apr 13, 2010 12:33pm
Hi Admin,

Sorry for the delay. Cut and paste is still blocked which makes it difficult to use any othe text editor for spell checking, drafts and then paste into Infobarrel.

This is the url I get sent to all the time: http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midasdemo/securityprefs.html

I have discovered that I can cut and paste in Chrome. :)
Apr 13, 2010 2:24pm
This sounds like something in your Firefox is blocking you from copy and pasting for security reasons. We've never encountered this before. We'll take a look at it and see if we can figure anything out.

Have you followed the instructions that page gives you to do?
Apr 13, 2010 2:59pm
Hi Admin,

No, I haven't followed the instructions . I don't quite understand them and I don't want to fix something that isn't already broke. Cut and paste works on other sites in FF. For the moment I can switch to Chrome if I want to edit on Infobarrel. Thanks for your help.
Sep 27, 2014 10:18am
There is a few few problems with this site.

1. It's slow
2. Extremely difficult to do basic things, Like "write"
3. Links that go No-Where
4. The video above still has not appeared
5. Instruction not matching the site (tips and tricks)
6. I wanted to add a photo, (I couldn't)
7. The word count does not work
8. The text editor is very limited for creativity
9. I have to bounce from one browser to the next for features

Hope this helps improvement, Thanks for the opportunity, I Hope. :)
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