Hi thanks for your response. My apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
I'd like autosave turned off, frankly because I don't like the idea that *all* my prior drafts (with all the typos, spelling mistakes and hastily thought out ideas which almost always accompany my first few drafts) are available for 'anyone behind the scenes' to see. That's baring a little too much for my liking... 'Permanent autosave' also means that I can never really delete a post on which I later change my mind about, which makes me more reluctant to contribute as much as possible.
Basically, I would turn off autosave, if I could, and then I'd feel far less shy about posting here.
Hopefully others won't be comfortable with autosave saving every single draft, warts 'n' all, every few seconds; and it'll be amended, to allow it to be disabled. Hmmm. Even writing now, it's very irritating to know that it's always saving almost every single sentence I write. No thanks!