Feature request: Verification dialog before mass-deleting POIs or Geocaches

chaos & cayenna shared this idea 8 years ago
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Feature request: An `Are you sure?` dialog when mass deleting saved geocaches. (Like when the `empty category` option is checked during import)


I know it`s kind of nagging and annoying if these dialogs pop up, but by now I managed to delete my entire collection of solved mysteries three times (!!) by importing a new POI and not noticing the `empty category` option was still checked at the bottom of the screen.


So please either make the app not remember this particular option or pop up a warning if overwriting >10 POIs. Pleeaaasssseee ;-)


(Yeah, I kept backups, but they are always a month to old for the cache you want to search right now...)


But thanks anyway for this great app (and for the wheryougo player)!

Comments (7)

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where exactly want this dialog? I thought it also everywhere :). You mean on screen where you select category for import and have checked "Empty selected category"?

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Yes. Exactly there. Condition would be: selected category is not empty and `empty selected category` is checked.


Just make it obvious that this will delete things (like state the number of deleted POIs, make it bold red, use an obvious `delete` icon, whatever), so you don`t mistake it for just another `are you sure` dialog that can be clicked away without reading.


If you think this would bother people to much, add a `never ask me again` checkbox, so they are asked only once.


For me, this would be great! I always overwrite my precious solved mysteries when I`m in a hurry leaving the house, wanting to add just the one mystery I just solved.


Thanks,


Chaos

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OK, so what about change from ...


TO ...


- same dialog, so no more confirmations, but more visible important settings

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Looks great. The red icon is perfect. Does the lower part only show when the option is checked and there are POIs to be overwritten?


I would even write "Warning! Contents will be deleted!"


Do you think this is too severe?

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yes, this appear only when "Empty ..." is checked ;)


and text - I just don`t want to write too much text mainly because of people who translate locus. So if this is clear what is mean by this warning, I`ll leave it as is

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Well, I`m a very visual person, the red icon does most of the trick for me.


As for translation: I can only help with German:


empty selected category = ausgewählte Kategory leeren


Warning! Contents will be deleted! = Warnung! Inhalte werden gelöscht.


Thanks for implementing the warning anyway. I can`t describe how awesome it is that you can actually make a wish and get the feature implemented in just some days. You are really great!

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You`re welcome :) This is final solution, hope this will prevent from deleting unwanted caches!