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

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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 only having a single unmasked password field (no confirm) on a registration page a bad idea?

Some sites allow you to register and only provide a single password box, which is protected with stars. Traditionally a "confirm password" box is used when registering which allows you to confirm ...
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How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?

Submitting my online council tax payment last week, I made a mistake. Instead of specifying £63.00 in a freetext payment field (about $100USD), I missed the dot and am now poorer by £6,300 (about ten ...
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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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Should alert boxes be avoided at any cost?

Thanks to Gabriel Svennerberg and Sam K for this one - raised in a comment here. I was fairly casual about alert boxes until a run of user tests where an alert box was put up to warn learners that ...
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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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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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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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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?