How to clear a quoted thread when deciding not to post?

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  1. gkainz

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    I quoted a post yesterday in a thread and then decided not to post it. When I go back and read that thread, the quoted post shows up (faded text) in what looks like a Reply box. So, apparently it's still cached in my account somehow?
     
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    Two very simple ways -

    a) select all - delete

    b) click insert quotes at the bottom of the text box and then click remove at the upper right hand corner.
     
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    My method is to delete whatever is in the reply window, and then I click on the little floppy disk icon (third one from the right) and select Delete Draft.
     
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    You guys are wayyy to fancy for me ...

    Close window (or tab).
     
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    Yep. Just select all and delete the text out of the window.
     
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    I tried that just now, closed the window, and then opened a new window. The text was still there. I have to use the Delete Draft menu item if I want to ensure that it won't come back.
     
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    Ah, yeah. It takes a few seconds to update. You can see a little pop-up fire in the window when it saves the draft. I think it's like 5 sec after typing stops. Your way would be the fastest.
     
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    I waited ten seconds and I didn't see the little pop-up fire, and the text that I deleted came back when I reopened the Window. :dunno: