Asking a user to confirm the correctness of input either from the system or from the user themselves

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Confirm vs. Verify: Is there a difference?

I'm wondering if there is any distinction between using the word confirm versus the word verify. For example, when sending an email to confirm (or verify) a user's account, is it better to call it ...
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Yes and No buttons are both positive. Is it okay for these to both be green, implying 'success'?

This is similar to Should "Yes, delete it" be red, or green?, but I feel it isn't quite a duplicate as my situation is different. I have a form which looks like this: When a user enters ...
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What would be the best way to display “Content submitted” confirmation message after an user posts a question / answer / comment?

Usually it is displayed similarly to this: [Your content has been submitted - System message] [Content - Copy of the content that will be visible] [Edit | Remove]
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Email: to confirm or not to confirm…that is the question.

I am toying with the sign up process on my website. User email addresses are not critical in the sense that there is no e-commerce on the site. Its a social networking type site for my colleagues. ...
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Native Confirmation Dialog, JS or something else?

I'm writing a page where I'm going to need to use a confirmation dialog. Should I use Window.confirm() which opens a confirmation dialog in the browser using whatever settings are native to the ...
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Confirmation modal for sensitive actions

I would like to know which of these practices is considered as the best. A user of my website has the possibility of emptying its shopping basket. Should I : ask for confirmation with a modal ? ...
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Should I change the text on the save button when confirming the save?

When a user is clicking a button to save some data, in special situations we want to confirm with them that they know the data doesn't match, so the user has to click "Save" and then click "Save" ...
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Should we give the user a heads up about an external action wrt the app's context in iOS?

In our application, we offer the users an option to login with their facebook credentials, through facebook's login UI. Upon logging in the user can use the app in read-only mode (with respect to ...
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Which approach is better for Delete confirmation when the operation may fail?

I'm developing an Android application where I have entities A and sub-entities B. An A can have multiple Bs associated with it. (There's a database check for referential integrity). I'm planning to ...
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When is it appropriate to require the user to type out the entire word “yes” rather than simply accept “y” at a command-line yes/no prompt?

I've seen several command-line applications, including OpenSSH, which require the user to type the entire word yes or no at a yes/no prompt, rejecting single-letter inputs like y. Here's an example: ...
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It is possible that a user confirms an email and then tries to come back later and has problem?

Well my situation is that the user signs up, then the used goes to the a page which shows this. Confirm that this address really belongs to you by clicking a link in the email. After that you'll ...
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Making user recognise they are writing a public note / message rather than a private note / message

We're building a custom business application which internal staff have access to and also clients have limited access to. There is an option for the staff to leave a comment / message to each other, ...
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How far in the past should an online order history display orders

An average user of our online store places an order every week. Is it reasonable to drop items out of the order history after 6 months or should these transactions always be accessible from their ...
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Double opt-in confirmation link or confirmation code?

I read everything about double opt-in on this site and I saw on Sign up: Double opt-in still best practice? What about mobile? answers someone speaking about sending a confirmation code instead of a ...
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When email confirming an account, should I send another one after confirmation?

I was thinking about this today while confirming an account. Currently, when you confirm an account, this happens: You sign up You get a verification email You verify However, sometimes you get ...
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Default values for text-based confirmation prompt

In text-based environments, I've sometimes seen confirmation prompts in the form of Are you sure you want to _______? (Y/n) Generally, I've understood this to mean that Y is the default, and if I ...
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What is the best way to ask user if they would like to proceed to a new step after completing a wizard

I have a 2 step wizard where at the end of successful completion of the wizard, an object is created. Once the object is created, the user will need to take an extra step to actually use this ...
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Save settings changes to configuration file optionally

What is the common practice to save settings in Windows Desktop applications with config file? Is it acceptable to change settings only in run-time, but in file optionally? If Yes, how to provide ...
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When unsubscribing from e-mail subscription services, do users need a confirmation e-mail?

When we sign up for a new service, it’s not uncommon to tick the checkbox “weekly digest e-mail” or “newsletter” and that sort of thing. In the beginning, we’re excited about our new service, but, as ...
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Confirmation in rescue system app

we are currently working on alarm system for firefighting groups. Basic action of our app is that you can confirm your contribution in rescue action, or you can deny it. This is basic view of it: I ...
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How long should a confirmation link be valid?

How much time should we give a newly registered user to click the confirmation link sent by email? I can't find any best practise on how long a confirmation link should be valid. Thanks for sharing ...
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Financial actions and two click confirmation - two buttons vs checkbox+button

I'm trying to decide how to display a confirmation for some super important actions. The two options I'm trying to pick from are: After clicking the first confirmation button, it'll be replaced by ...
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Password confirmation vs. email confirmation

Is it more advisable to ask a confirmation to the email or a confirmation to the password in a website registration form? I'm asking this because I saw this blog post that was featured on Hacker News ...
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Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?

Some pre-clarifications: By floating animated messages I mean the Firefox style messages usually appearing bottom right of the window, for example, when a file downloaded successfully. By ...
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Edit button text in Modal Dialogue: Save or Edit

We're creating an app and my research on UX puts me into the mindset that 'a button text must be a verb that describes its function' So i have created a jQuery modal box and an edit modal box (which ...
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Double confirmation for DELETE action? [duplicate]

Some of the application have Double Confirmation for DELETE action. Also, some of the application behavior is "Type DELETE" and continue to delete. Is this correct way? My opinion is, we can have ...
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If guessing a display name, what kind of confirmation is needed?

In an iPhone app of mine, the user needs a display name, that appears for other users. I found out that I can guess a user's display name. In the mockup below I have guessed that it should be ...
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Action after clicking Delete button

Action after delete button should be: yes - no or: Delete - cancel Which colors (Red,Green) should be used with buttons? Which one should be Red and which one should be Green?
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Practices to undertake while designing interfaces that ask for sensitive information

Are there color codes or design practices that one should consider while designing interfaces that ask for sensitive information like credit card details or ATM pins? I have seen several different ...
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Should the user be given an option to turn off confirmations?

Should users be given an option to turn off the confirmations across the whole website? An example could be to add a checkbox under user settings that turns the confirmations on and off for actions ...
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Verification of consequences

I have a situation where a user is about to do something with consequences important enough that it's imperative they understand them. In this particular case they are about to revoke their right to ...
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When is it appropriate to ask User confirmation?

A couple of times I archived some of my emails accidentally ( touch screen you know ) . They don't usually ask for confirmation while archiving messages or emails. But they do while deleting . So in ...
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Are age verification banners effective?

I'm curious as to whether or not these Age Verification banners that appear on some sites are really "effective". That is to say, do these really help to deter/prevent users that are underage from ...
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Is a captcha necessary when email validation is being utilised?

During registration for my new website, I'm going to require that a link is clicked in a confirmation email before a new user has full privileges. Is this a good way to remove spammers/bots, or do you ...
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What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?

When attempting to cancel a service or setting, "cancel" is the default action. What should the normal "cancel" button be called? Redbox uses a playful "just kidding", which may not be appropriate in ...
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Is there a reason to use this icon with a confirmation message?

This is the message Sharepoint 2010 gives as a confirmation message for requesting access to a particular site you do not have access to. I am quite confused by the icon - to me this looks like a ...
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Verifying that a user acknowledges and understands a given message without adding excess inconvenience

Say the user wishes to perform a dangerous but necessary task, from which there is no recovery or going back (for example, erasing a hard drive, or permanently deleting an online account after ...
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How can I present a yes/no question to a user prior to them submitting a background job?

I am a programmer by training and I often find that I have writer's block when I come across certain presentation issues. I have a piece of software that links a seller user up with his account in an ...
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How to ask a confirmation question?

We often have to ask people to confirm an action. The usual text is: "Are you sure that you want to _________?" Are there any shorter but clear ways of asking this?
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How to handle “forgot password” when user has not confirmed email?

If you follow the pattern of allowing users access to your application without having confirmed an email (generally considered good UX), how do handle the case where they forgot their password? Very ...
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Email confirmation on password reset?

I am building a prototype to a system that has a user account system in place. Of course with any account system, the user should be able to reset their password should the need arise (e.g., ...
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At the end of an account setup process does there need to be a confirmation screen?

I'm currently working on a site that has a 5step account setup process. The user sets up their account post registration. I feel there should be a confirmation screen at the end due to the amount of ...
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Limiting access before email address is confirmed

I'm making a directory site and I'm considering having the following setup for email confirmation: After registering, user has x hours to confirm their email. They're sent immediately to the next ...
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Alternatives to underlining an email address to signify MS Outlook “Check Names” feature

MS Outlook has a feature called Check Names that converts an email address to a full name, underlines it, and makes it uneditable (aside from deleting the resolved name). Some of my font enthusiasts ...
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Is there a standard iPhone way of displaying an actionless confirmation message?

Sometimes it's desirable to display an important confirmation message (e.g. you've successfully registered/sent this form/etc) that doesn't get in the way by requiring a "dimiss" button. Is there a ...
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Confirmation message while inputing payments

We have electronic fund transfer code which is now being replaced by a new piece of regulation, the ePayments code. And we wanted to provide an onscreen warning message for customers completing Pay ...
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Is it necessary to ask users for confirmation when they remove sharing permissions?

Is it necessary to ask confirmation from user while removing sharing permission that has been shared earlier? Assume cases where there won't be any data loss. E.g., Folder sharing in OS (mac asks), ...
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Is two-field confirmation for emails or passwords user-friendly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should we ask the password twice during registration? It is a very common pattern to require a user to enter things like an email address, or - more importantly - a ...
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Should I ask users to confirm before making a purchase with a fictional currency?

I'm creating an iPad application where the user can purchase fictional currency in bulk and the fictional currency is used to purchase items in the app. My current design for purchase is similar to ...
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Confirmation styles: Dialog window vs. two stage/dropdown buttons

To better illustrate my question, here's a quick example. When the user is attempting an action that would typically require some sort of confirmation (such as deleting a record) would it be ...