Handyman wrote: It would be cool to be able to purge the drafts that are over a certain time period old.
In my save posts as drafts mod for phpbb2 I tied the pruning function into drafts and that was pretty easy. I imagine a similar thing can be done pretty easily for phpbb3 (although the fact that the drafts are in a separate table in phpbb3 make this slightly more involved).
Eelke wrote: Another reasoning may be that with a separate table, a carelessly written select statement meant to retrieve "all" posts (maybe in some mod) can never expose stuff that is actually a draft.
Good point. I wonder if that's what they were thinking. But it does make the drafts feature considerably less useful than it would otherwise be.
By the way, why does the 'LOAD' button appear when you are writing a regular post (not a draft)? Seems like that would be confusing to regular users, no?