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I'm a full time software developer with an MS in CS and a BS in CS and Math. I've worked in Java, javascript, html, CSS, Perl, C, Fortran, C++ and most lately Flex and Ruby.


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comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
So I'm not sure which answer to choose... We're using a combination of different suggestions, and there are several techniques here that would be really useful. Should I just accept the answer with the most up-votes in that case?
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comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
Thanks for that link; I didn't know there was a name for this kind of thing. I'm reading up on it now.
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comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
@Dani unfortunately that hasn't been the case for us. There are two actions that can be taken, one is like flagging and the other is like archiving (it's kind of complicated business logic, but all according to how the users say things should work). The user archived instead of flagged and took several weeks to realize it.
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comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
An additional idea we had is to require a double click for this action, whereas all the other actions are single click. Would that be helpful or confusing?
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comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
I'd be afraid this would just make people even more apt to click to make it go away. Have you used this approach with success?