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Cancelation prompt is unintuitive

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After hitting the "Cancel" button when writing or editing a post, a prompt shows up that says

Any unsaved changes will be lost. Are you sure?

[Okay] [Cancel]

Hitting [Okay] will kick you out of the editor (as expected).

However, hitting [Cancel] will also kick you out of the editor, and will erase your save data.

While the second behavior is actually pretty useful[1], it isn't exactly intuitive – I would expect the Cancel on the prompt to mean "I didn't intend to click the Cancel button, let me continue editing."

If possible, I suggest using a three-button prompt instead, such as

Would you like to keep your saved draft?

[Keep draft] [Discard draft] [Continue editing]

This would make the choices much clearer from a user standpoint.


  1. Probably even intended, given the status-completed tag there ↩︎

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The behavior of the dialogue has now been fixed -- clicking "ok" abandons your changes and returns you to the page you were on, and clicking "cancel" puts you back in the editor (with your changes still there). We're relying on the browser to present the confirmation and the interfaces there don't support a three-way option, so doing that would require some reworking of how we do confirmations.

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