Submitted by : DeanG at: 2004-11-18T21:43:30+00:00 (13 years ago)
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I find Deleting a page to way to easy to perform and overlook.

  1. Add a Confirmation to a page Delete. If the user needs speed, they can do so via the ZMI.
  2. Upon deletion, append a comment to a DeletedPages? page so maintainers can be aware.
  3. Write documentation on how to hide recycle_bin contents. An offensive page does need to be swept from all view, quickly.

Questions:

Should DeleteMe in edit remain swift?

What ramifications does this have to rename?

Would adding an override to the confirmation (be it defaults.py, folder property, UserOption?) be acceptable for those folks disgusted with windows'esqe delete confirmations?

Revert --DeanG, Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:54:36 -0800 reply

This probably also applies to "Revert", as it's dang easy to click on when browsing Diff's.

property change --Fri, 08 Jul 2005 06:29:39 -0700 reply

Status: open => closed

I don't think so.. it's supposed to be easy. It does require a username to be configured in options, and if that's still too easy, the permission can be restricted to authenticated members or managers.

other issues --Fri, 08 Jul 2005 06:36:26 -0700 reply

2: maintainers can set up mailout of edits, or can check the RecycleBin? contents from time to time

3: I think this is the exception and we can expect maintainers to go to the ZMI to expunge a page completely. We should try to keep search engines out of recycle_bin - what is needed here ?

DeleteMe: writing DeleteMe as a pages first line is equivalent to clicking the delete button in every way. Should we continue to support it or drop it for simplicity ? I think it's harmless and occasionally useful (eg you have opened a bunch of editforms in tabs and decide to delete a page, or you want to add an annotation explaining the deletion.)