Questions tagged [deletion]

temporary or permanent removal of items or data from view or storage, often initiated directly or indirectly by user actions.

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How do you encourage deletion of something without putting the user off?

Scenario: A manager has access to her team members data on an internal system. She also has access to certain team members that have since moved to another role or under another manager. We want the ...
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Deletion: Require two clicks instead of confirmation?

I have an idea regarding deletion buttons... The usual idea is to either present confirmation modals or allow undoing. My idea to avoid accidental destructive actions is a little bit different: ...
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Should website users be able to delete their content?

As the title suggests, my question is: Should website users be able to delete their content? What are the pros and cons of giving the users the option to delete their own comments and content (for ...
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What is the logic behind delete other-end chat?

I am design a social network site. One of the most important feature of site is chatting. But I have no idea that should I give feature to delete messages including other end too. (Eg: If A send a ...
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How to properly handle editing/deleting chat messages?

I'm deciding how to handle deleting and editing messages in a web chat app. For now, I can think of a few things I need feedback on. Deleting/Editing should have a time limit - maybe like SE, 5 ...
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Should deleting a post also delete all of its comments? [closed]

Imagine a website where users can create posts, and other users can comment on these posts. Example: Q/A website, StackOverflow, or Reddit. Should deleting a post result in: The URL of this post ...
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Should “Delete/Deactivate Account” appear in user profile page? or in setting page?

Sample (A) at the top nav setting button Sample (B) in personal profile page Which located is better? and why?
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Should notifications be deleted if the action that created them is reversed?

I'm building a web application which allows a user (the first user) to follow another user (the second user.) That second user is sent a notification when they are followed by the first user. If that ...
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Deletion of ratings in Web Experience

I am having an issue with giving the user the option to "wipe clean" or "nullify" ratings after they have given those ratings by hovering over them and clicking. Consider the classic 5-star rating. ...
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How to let a user know that something can be deleted from a list?

i need to let users know a simple way how an item from a list can be deleted. Is the best way to put a delete icon next to each item? It looks a little cluttered...
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Expected behavior when deleting tile from feed

Scenario: I have a tile based UI on screen. Each tile is of same height and width. The screen acts similarly to feed. New content is added into feed. User can scroll vertically to view next set of ...
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Affordance for small image/icon removal

I have a stacked collection of images/icons that look similar to the following when placed in a relatively narrow column: These can be removed one by one, and currently the way I do this is similar ...
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Should a playlist be deleted after deleting it's videos?

User can upload videos and create playlists with that videos. What would happen if the user deleted videos used in a playlist? Should a playlist be also deleted?
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collapsible panel and delete button in a web application

I'm developing a web application and I need some advice on where to place the delete button Users can create, modify or delete items arranged as a list of vertically aligned elements. Each element ...
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Is the message “Data cannot be recovered.” when reformatting misleading to users?

My Android phone gives the following message when I try to format a volume (SD card or USB OTG.) Formatting SD card will delete all data. Data cannot be recovered. Continue? Now, this message is ...
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Delete picture from thumbnail

I have a little camera icon on the side of a view, for a mobile app. Right now, tapping the camera allows me to load a picture. After the picture is chosen, it replaces the camera icon as a little ...
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Deleting an item with unsaved changes

I have groups that contains a list of articles. Previously when deleting a group we first popped up a dialog asking if the user was sure he wanted to delete the group. Then if the user had made ...
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What is the most appropriate term discontinuing records in an application?

I'm developing an ERP type application that predominately does create/read/update/delete operations against a SQL database. Sometimes it not possible to delete a record from the database as it would ...
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Is it best for users to put the delete action/button/link on the edit record page on the web?

It seems that a lot of interfaces put the delete action on the record edit page/screen and sometimes the view page/screen vs putting them right in the record list. I'm wondering if this is considered ...
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Android Swipe View, Delete a page

I have an Android application with a swipe view. The user is able to add pages with a floating action button. But I cannot figure where to put the "delete this page" action. I have a floating action ...
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How to show selected items list with the ability to remove them

I have the current design of items selection like this: A user can select multiple items from different tag types. The checkboxes allow multiple selections of items from the list. When Tag type 1 is ...
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Indicate action only effects the current page

A user will be able to click a link in the th of a table (table holds list of products) to clear all inputs in table column. If there are more than a certain amount of products, the table will be ...
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Deletion Confirmations - Making clear what you will lose?

I am currently working on an error prevention concept for a Windows Forms application. When the user is going to delete an object, how important is it to tell what the exact consequences are? In my ...
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In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...
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Is okay to only sometimes delete a model?

I'm developing a sort of CMS. In it, users can create "Customers". For whatever reason, a user might want to delete that Customer. Maybe because the Customer was created in error, or maybe they think ...
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Is liability enough justification to prevent a user from deleting an account?

I'm referencing this question and this question about the negative impact of making account deletion difficult. However, I have a case where I'm tracking legal agreements that apply to two or more ...
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After deleting an item in a list, should focus go to the previous or next item?

Imagine you have a todo list, and you're currently editing the item marked ** Task 1 Task 2 ** Task 3 The interface provides a command to immediately delete the current item (not just clearing the ...
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Deleting items from a dropdown menu

I am looking for feedback on the best way to remove items from a dropdown menu. We are making a section of a web-app where the user can create new list (i.e. List 1). When these lists are created, ...
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Is the idea of having a “trash” in smartphones namely iOS and Android a good idea?

Looking at major operating systems, they all have the concept of trash, recycle bin or something similar. However, the same concept doesn't seem to be applied to smartphones. I know that iOS for ...
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Should a wastebin be global?

I am currently implementing a trash / wastebin for a web-application that works with 3 different entities of data. Each such entity is displayed in unique views. If a user deletes such an entity, ...
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Should web app users be allowed to edit/delete their own content?

I'm developing a site that will be nearly completely driven by user-generated content, similar to a recipe website. Obviously, the importance of the content goes beyond the scope of the authoring user....
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What's the right experience for deleting a favorite conversation from a messaging inbox?

I have a messaging app that produces a lot of conversation volume each day. I am adding a favorites section to the messaging feature, and need to define the flow for when a message is deleted. Here is ...
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Which is more understandable: “delete” or “remove” an item/itemset from a cart?

In my particular use case, the user's cart is composed of items (which are physical objects in the real world) that usually come in multiple quantities. Therefore, I give them the option of ...
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Informing user how to delete list item

So I'm designing an Android app - there's a ListView section adding and removing accounts. I came across a problem where there are several solutions, but was curious on how the community thought. ...
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Where to navigate when a resource is deleted

I have a website where users can search for resources, whether they're other users, or accounts, etc. and when they get a list of results back they can click on that resource and go to a page with ...
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Recycle bin and cloud sync

I am working on an iOS app where users record data about their children. This data is precious, and accidentally losing it would be terrible. Currently, as with most mobile apps, there is no recycle ...
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Should link disclose more information or open a popup menu?

I have a list of links that reference resources. Users interact with a link in two ways: 1. display a short description of the resource, and 2. delete the link from the list. Two options are being ...
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Which page should we go to after results are deleted?

I have a list of users shown in a paginated fashion and need to determine how to handle these two scenarios: Scenario 1 41 users, 10 users per page - There will be 5 pages and the 5th page will ...
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Combining the concepts of “Archive” and “History”

I have two apps (each with iOS and Mac versions) where people add items that appear in a list. Currently when an item is deleted from the list, it is permanently and immediately removed. I'm working ...
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Should link to restore user account lead him to login page?

Pinterest has a deactivate my account function. After user deactivates his account, he gets an email with Reactivate account link: Here Reactivate button links to login form with username and ...
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Placement of delete button on form

I have a form which edits a flight, and it should be possible to delete them. I have considered putting a delete button in the index page, which lists all the flights, but the table rows are clickable ...
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Implementing a “Delete Mode”

I'm working on a site that allows users to create lists, and right now we've pulled out the "delete" functionality into a separate mode. Ideally the way this would work is: The user clicks something ...
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How do I display two different actions on a page that have basically the same behaviour?

I am designing an application where I can share a call plan with friends and family. For this I have a requirement to provide actions to block a user from using a product and also to delete a user ...
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How should I handle deleting a role when there are still users with it assigned

I presume this is a pretty common problem but I can never decide the best way to do it. Simple system. It has users, users can be a assigned a role. Roles are defined by the admin users. The ...
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Delete action on a user management system

I'm working on User Management System in ASP.NET MVC3. Administrator/Editor can search, insert, update and delete other users from the system. What should I do when admin/editor clicks on Delete user ...
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How easy should I make it to delete content?

We want to make it easy for people to perform task in an application, but we also want to prevent them from accidentally deleting something. Where is the middle ground between these two opposing ...
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Which is a good method for delete without confirmation?

I have read around a few places that confirmation messages are not the best way to go about warning users, it's best to let them do whatever they want but give them the option to go back. I thought ...
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Removing a listview cell in Android - UI Pattern?

I come from an iOS background and so I'm not too familiar with how things work on Android. What I need to do is something to the equivalent of "Slide to remove" feature that is normally used to remove ...
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How to guide in removing something non critical

When a user wants to remove something we tend to protect them by: asking for a confirmation, yes | no giving them an option to undo This holds up for content that actually gets deleted. An email you ...