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Q&A Cancelation prompt is unintuitive

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

#2: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2021-03-21T02:24:34Z (over 1 year ago)
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Moshi‭ · 2021-02-19T05:03:22Z (over 1 year ago)
Cancelation prompt is unintuitive
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](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277368)[^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