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[resolved] Suggestion: Reset stats confirmation pop-up (5 posts)

  1. frikafrax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I reset my blog stats when I accidentally clicked on the Reset Stats button. I do maintain regular database backups but the most current one was 24 hours old.

    When the consequences of a particular function are potentially disastrous, there should be some safeguard against user error.

    I'd like to suggest that when the Reset Stats button is clicked, a pop-up is displayed to the user asking for confirmation to reset the blog stats.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/count-per-day/

  2. Tom Braider
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The red words are not warning enough?
    OK, i can insert a JavaScript Popup.

  3. frikafrax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The red words are not warning enough?

    You obviously thought that accidental plugin removal was a potential user error issue because Count Per Day's Uninstall function has a check box verification safeguard.

    So why does suggesting a safeguard for the reset stats function, which is also a valid potential accidental user error issue, now warrant a sarcastic reply?

  4. Tom Braider
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    No sarcasm.
    I only don't like questions like "do you realy want...". My Way first read, than click. ;)
    But i also wrote i will include a verification. Checkbox or Popup.

  5. frikafrax
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No sarcasm.

    My apologies. It can sometimes be hard to gauge the intended tone in a text-only medium.

    I only don't like questions like "do you realy want...

    That's completely understandable. But "confirmation nagging" isn't really an issue with a function like reset stats. It's typically very rarely used, but it still requires a safeguard.

    My Way first read, than click. ;)

    Well, humans are fallible creatures. ALL of us make mistakes from time to time.

    Accidentally resetting the stats on my blog actually did some good. The line graphs had been completely corrupted. Resetting the stats fixed the issue.

    But i also wrote i will include a verification. Checkbox or Popup.

    Thanks.

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