ecnassianer (ecnassianer) wrote in suggestions,

More descriptive text in draft load dialog

More descriptive text in draft load dialog

Short, concise description of the idea
The prompt for loading an auto-saved draft is not clear enough. Should be changed to include the words "Livejournal" and "Post"

Full description of the idea
I love the auto-saving of drafts, it makes me a lot more confident that my rediculously long posts are going to make it into my journal before something horrific happens.

My browser just crashed and when I reloaded the open pages a strange dialog popped up "Reload from saved draft? Cancel/Ok", not knowing what it was I clicked cancel. A moment later I realized my mistake, and my 10 paragraph long post was already gone. The dialog should be far more specific so I don't accidentally delete my lovely draft.

I'm thinking something like:
Would you like to restore the saved draft to post to your Livejournal?
Yes No

An ordered list of benefits
  • No one will unknowningly delete their auto-saved draft because they don't know what the message is refering to.
  • Restoring tabbed browers that crash can pop up various dialog boxes as the page loads, if it's not clear which page the dialog belongs to, they're easy to confuse.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Someone has to spend the time changing the phrasing of the dialog box.
  • Some users might be confused when the dialog changes.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Change the Load Auto-saved draft dialog to:
    Would you like to restore the saved draft to post to your Livejournal?
    Yes No
    Or some other equally descriptive text.
Tags: entry editor, entry editor: drafts, entry management, user interface, § historical
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