Personal draft section

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Hi all.
Sometimes I have a few questions in my head I like to post at some point but which at the moment aren't completely ready. It would be nice if we had some personal draft section where I could write down my question and do updates and so on before releasing it for the general public. (This would also make it easier for me to spot tex errors and spelling and all that). I tried starting a conversation with my self but apparently that was not allowed.

Happy New Year!

This other thread mentions drafts https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/how-do-i-get-my-saved-draft-back.788315/ but apparently it does not work that well.
 

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Write it offline and save it in a text file using e.g. Notepad under Windows, or TextEdit on a Mac. When you want to preview it to debug your LaTeX or whatever, act as if you're starting a thread or a reply, copy and paste the text into the editing window, and click the "preview" button. Don't click the "post" button unless you're really finished!

This is what I do when I write a long post with many equations.
 

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Somewhat related: in the LaTeX Primer, it says:

If you wish to practice writing LaTeX or test some code, a sandbox is available https://www.physicsforums.com/mathjax/test/preview.html [Broken]. Please do not create threads just to practice LaTeX.
The sandbox doesn't work anymore, any chance of getting that functionality back?

Thanks
 
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There is a Latex sandbox just below the text box you type your new post into - look for the button that says "LATEX" to the left of "Post Reply"
 

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There is a Latex sandbox just below the text box you type your new post into - look for the button that says "LATEX" to the left of "Post Reply"
So obvious that I didn't see it. Thanks.
 

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There is a Latex sandbox just below the text box you type your new post into - look for the button that says "LATEX" to the left of "Post Reply"
I noticed that today, the LaTeX sandbox is missing.
 

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I noticed that today, the LaTeX sandbox is missing.
Yep - went away in the latest redesign. There's some discussion in another thread in Feedback.
 
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I noticed that today, the LaTeX sandbox is missing.
Preview does the same. As for drafting, you can write a bit in the editor and click the floppy disk icon and it will save and be loaded when you return. I forget how long it saves for though. Maybe a few days?
 

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