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The options surrounding the "Delete" link on the "file" pages for a board game (i.e., the user generated and uploaded files) could probably use some tweaking.

Specifically, if I accidentally click the "Delete" link on one of my files (this is very easy when using a smart phone or tablet), then the file is instantly gone. There is no warning or request for verification that I actually intended to delete the file.

Of course some will say, "Just be careful not to delete your files." However, the use of "recycle bins" or warnings by computer systems about irreversible actions is so commonplace that this should be an obvious change.

Even microbadges on BGG require verification to delete. Why should files be subject to instant deletion by an errant click?
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Joakley815 wrote:
The options surrounding the "Delete" link on the "file" pages for a board game (i.e., the user generated and uploaded files) could probably use some tweaking.

Specifically, if I accidentally click the "Delete" link on one of my files (this is very easy when using a smart phone or tablet), then the file is instantly gone. There is no warning or request for verification that I actually intended to delete the file.

Of course some will say, "Just be careful not to delete your files." However, the use of "recycle bins" or warnings by computer systems about irreversible actions is so commonplace that this should be an obvious change.

Even microbadges on BGG require verification to delete. Why should files be subject to instant deletion by an errant click?



The same for accidentially deleting geekmails and geekmail drafts, and - the worst - resetting your profile.
I complained about this more than once looooong ago, doesn't seem to interest a lot of people

Can it really be so difficult to let the site ask if one REALLY wants to delete ?

Luckily I don't know for sure if the profile is immediately empty when you click "reset" instead of "submit", because I'm super super careful.
Has anyone ever clicked on "reset" instead of "submit"?
What happens then? Are you being asked if you really want to reset?

Is it necessary to have these two buttons so close together?
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Joakley815 wrote:
Even microbadges on BGG require verification to delete. Why should files be subject to instant deletion by an errant click?


This is the part that feels strange to me -- why would some things require that we verify and other things not?
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I agree with you. I've almost deleted my own files when trying to edit. I've never tried on a phone but can see it would be a serious problem.
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The same for accidentially deleting geekmails and geekmail drafts, and - the worst - resetting your profile.
I complained about this more than once looooong ago, doesn't seem to interest a lot of people

Can it really be so difficult to let the site ask if one REALLY wants to delete ?


No, it is not. And it's also on the first page of Don't Do A Crappy Job of Designing Something 101.
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