Bruce wrote:just one small point... is the save option really necessary when posting?
Probably not but it's part of phpBB3 now.
If you leave your computer for a length of time your forum session times out. Now, you can save your post as a draft if say, you needed a pee and had to run. Then when in the little boys room you realised you maybe needed more than a pee. Then on the way back, you decided to put the kettle on but discovered no clean cups so had to do the dishes. Then just as you get back to the computer the phone rings and it's your long lost cousin from Australia who's on for ages.
Finally, you get back to the computer and you can find the draft of your post saved safely in the User Control Panel. Click load draft and you're ready to finish your post now.