Unsubscribe thread with confirmation

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  1. ChristianJapan, Apr 5, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013

    ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    #1
    I often mange to unsubscribe from a thread in the CP by accident. Instead of going to read the last page my finger touch the "unsubscribe" link.

    What could be done ?
    1) have a confirmation screen before it really get deleted
    2) like 1) but with user setting if the confirmation should come
    3) a folder with "recently unsubscribed threads"
    4) put a resubscribe link in the current message box post deletion
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #2
    I often do this when browsing the full site from my iPhone. Is slightly annoying as I have to go and find the thread and re-subscribe again.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #3
    can u post a screenshot?

    How about we move the unsubscribe button?

    arn
     
  4. ChristianJapan thread starter macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    #4
    this from my iPad (I use safari-based desktop version; no mobile version or 3rd party apps; which is a part of the problem)

    cp_screen.png

    when I click the title of the second thread the "unsubscribe" of the first thread get used (depend on where exactly I touch the screen).

    Swapping the "reply" with "Unsubscribe" might already reduce the number of events. Accidentally creating a reply I can easier reverse.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #5
    As a workaround of sorts, do you ever use pinch to zoom, to zoom in the area you want to tap? That's what I do when I want to hit the tiny blue arrows to bring me to the first unread post in a thread.
     
  6. ChristianJapan thread starter macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    #6
    Yes, zoom in I do on iPod touch; really tiny there. On the iPad I'm often happy with hitting the right area. Just the 42% when it fails ...

    When it happen more often: Saturday morning, wake up; first thing to grap the iPad and read MR with limited fine motoric in brain and fingers. And direct unsubscribed on "Zuckerberg FB thread". ;)
     

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