Can I remove the drag-and-drop sort helper instead of the original one?
You can use the extensible plugin anywhere in conjunction with your drag-and-drop plugin to drag items from location A to B. Then location B might be where you are using the sorted plugin.
=> You are discarding items in the sortable
You can find an example of two plugins working together here: http://jqueryui.com/demos/draggable/#sortable
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