Accidentally deleted posts

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  • #331671

    Does anyone else think it is RIDICULOUS that the EDIT and DELETE buttons are right on top of each other in the Edit Posts window and there is no confirmation before your post is deleted?! I guess I wasn’t being careful when I went to click Edit, and with a blink of an eye, the post that I worked on for hours was deleted!

    Thank god I could cut and paste from the Google cache, but I still had to work for a good chunk of time to repost my pictures and make sure it looked like the original.

    So frustrating! Shouldn’t these buttons be moved a little further away from each other? Or the user should be asked for confirmation that a post should be deleted.

    The blog I need help with is thegirlcalledrachel.wordpress.com.

    #331812

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Are you talking about the links “Edit/Quick Edit/Delete/Preview” that appear when you hover your mouse over the Post in the “Edit Post” window or in the Visual/HTML Editor window?

    Regardless, I just tried to delete one of my test posts in both windows and was immediately greeted by a pop-up window asking me to confirm the deletion.

    What browser are you using?

    http://support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    http://support.wordpress.com/deleted-posts-and-pages/

    #331817

    raincoaster
    Member

    Actually, it sounds to me like an independent blog using an older version of WP.

    #331820

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    No, If you check it looks like: http://thegirlcalledrachel.wordpress.com/

    #331823

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    And my tests were the same as justjennifer.

    #331826

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well I don’t know how people can accidentally delete posts with the current setup; it’s not one-click anymore. We have had reports of people “testing the delete function” only to discover that it works.

    #331828

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    russian roulette?

    #331830

    raincoaster
    Member

    Penguins.

    #331835

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ah
    I saw that movie.
    so sad.

    #331861

    I’m using Firefox 3.0.3, and I am talking about “Edit/Quick Edit/Delete/Preview” that appear when you put the cursor over the title you want to edit. No pop-up window appeared or was blocked to ask for confirmation before deleting.

    #331864

    timethief
    Member

    @thegirlcalledrachel
    I am using a Firefox 3.0.6 and I’m visually impaired and also coping with a tremor (accident – head injury) and yet I’ve never had this problem. Perhaps you should upgrade your Firefox.

    #331880

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, interesting. I can’t duplicate this error. I am using the same version of Firefox as you and I still get the pop-up box.

    #331882

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @thegirlcalledrachel-If you are using Firefox, I definitely agree with timethief on upgrading to 3.0.6. I remember when we all had to upgrade to 3.0 from 2.8 (?) because we weren’t getting any joy from the Admin Bar at the top of the page. It just didn’t work as expected in 2.8.

    And do consider linking your username to your blog. The instructions are in the sticky at the top of the forum “8 Things to Know Before Posting”.

    #331883

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Hmmm…OK, then would a pop-up suppressor, antivirus or firewall cause a warning window to not show up?

    #331928

    Thanks justjennifer. I’m going to try updating Firefox.

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