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Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 6:54:58 PM

Gaspricpasser's recent suggestion reminded me of when I had the same problem a couple of years ago, but I had a different solution.

Every user configuration change (like that made by the Ignore [Member] button) should be followed up by a confirming "Are you sure?" question. In this particular case, moving the button won't solve the problem for good, because sooner or later it will get accidentally clicked. However, no matter how vulnerable it is (say, if left right where it is), a confirming question should be a permanent fix to accidental configuration changes.
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:14:34 AM

That is correct! This is a new behavior since a couple of years ago. That begs the question of how gaspricepasser (and others) have accidentally ignored someone. Is it possible to have a condition (say, poor comms) whereby you can ignore someone and you don't see the warning msg? Or you are clicking somewhere else to do the next thing you are aiming to do and miss it?

If similar warning msgs as appear for Ignore appear for all other configuration changes, then this suggestion is worthless. However, they don't, it still would be useful, especially for types of deletions where you can't go back and undo them.
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:01:50 PM

When you ignore someone you get

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While not the same as "Are you sure?" it's pretty obvious what you just did and you have the option to unignore right away if you made a mistake.
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