In the application I'm working on, we have two forms of getting rid of an item.
- Delete: Permanently deleting an item from the system. Once removed, the data is gone.
- Remove: Removing a linked item from a group within the system. Data is not deleted and item can be added back into a group
Got 2 related questions
- Is "Delete" and "Remove" as describe above common verbiage for these two actions?
- What icons should be associated to these actions?
Currently I've been using the Trash icon to represent Delete and "X" to represent Remove. I have comments from people in Dev saying Trash icon represent something that is recoverable when Delete isn't, would "X" be more representation for Delete.
I've also considered relabelling Remove as "Unlink/Unassociate", but those do not fit well since the user is putting items into a group instead of loosely associating them together. An un-link icon also has a more complex form and is less easy to recognize as compared to Trash and X.