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In the application I'm working on, an admin user can see a list of tasks which have been scheduled to happen at certain times. The admin can choose to cancel these tasks. How does one phrase the confirmation dialog in such cases?
The company style guide states that buttons should be verbs describing what happens when you click on them, to aid in user comprehension. Dialogs, wizards etc. all say Delete/Cancel, Save/Cancel, Run/Cancel, etc. So far, we've found that this does indeed help make the interface a more intuitive, but in this case, it causes an unforeseen problem.
The problem is that the most obvious option is:
Are you sure you want to cancel this task?
And of course the two options are "Cancel" (meaning yes, cancel the task) and... er... "Cancel" (meaning no, cancel this action).
Any suggestions? I feel I may have to browse a thesaurus...