Now I'll have to start off by admitting I should have known better
(TM) and it's all my fault
My experience: I was merely editing around in my scratchpad in one window while reading some nodes and adding the interesting ones to (you guessed it:) my scratchpad in another window... When I finally hit submit on the edit window, of course all the node-links I had collected suddenly were no more...
Oh well, back to square one.
A possible remedy: I would like to suggest sticking a timestamp in the scratchpad and simply appending the edited content to the current content (and displaying a warning to this effect) if the timestamp in the submitted post information doesn't match the timestamp saved on the server.
After all, I'd rather manually remove some stuff that have to regather a bunch of links by re-reviewing the nodes from a whole lot of search-results.
Discussion: Opinions? Experiences? Other ideas?