There’s a bug which has caused several users on a website using Discourse a problem, and getting out of it is difficult.
The bug is that when composing a reply, inserting a URL can sometimes cause the whole window to just go blank, not accepting any input at all (making sure you ‘cover’ all URLs by making them a hyperlink behind some text can avoid this, but people tend not to know the danger of a naked URL, and sometimes it can be more informative to have the URL readable in full). I know it’s happened to at least 4 people on the site in the last 2 weeks; I’m not sure what everyone was running, but for me it was Windows 7 and Chrome.
The next problem is that it’s# very hard to then abandon that reply. You can reload a Discourse page, and the ‘New Topic’ button is now “Open Draft” (or similar wording). But if you click on that, you get the same problem, after about one second. People have to try and delete the offending URL within that second, or click on ‘Cancel’ and then ‘Confirm’ within that second (I found hitting ‘Esc’ gives you time to position your pointer above where ‘Cancel’ will appear, making it a lot easier to complete the course between the buttons within the time limit).
Is there any way of cancelling a draft reply without opening it and having to compete against the clock because of the bug?