Allow silent file deletions
We now allow "silent" file uploads; I think we should give members the option to delete files silently, too -- just saw someone delete 7 files and thus send out 7 notifications.
Right now, we have a confirmation pop-up asking people whether they really want to delete. We'd have to rethink that a bit to allow a checkbox for silent deletions. Assigning initially to Chris for UX thoughts.
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback
Thinking more about this. Is there every reason to have a non silent file deletion? Do file deletion notifications have any purpose? If we just eliminate them altogether, it'll eliminate another awkward piece of UI.
#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 7 years ago
I've been thinking about this a bit in relation to the replace file ticket ( http://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/issues/2192 )
What worries me a bit is that if any user in a group can delete or replace files created by any other user, and if no notification is generated, a member can delete/replace files without the knowledge of the person who originally uploaded them. I can see some possibly nefarious results of that if someone has malicious intentions.
One thing I'm wondering about: is it possible to create a record of some kind -- an activity item or some notation on the file itself that indicates the change -- without also generating an email notification? I guess I'm thinking that there should ultimately be some way for people to have a kind of "history" of file actions, which would make me feel better, for instance, about either making file deletions/replacements silent as a default option or just as a default.
#9 Updated by Matt Gold over 7 years ago
It's possible to change the definition of "silent" so that activity items remain but email notifications are not sent.
I like that idea, since the "silent" feature was really meant to prevent annoying/cluttering emails.
> A separate system for keeping track of file changes is much more complex.
Okay. I'll add a ticket and put it in future release.
#10 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Testing Required
In https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/ec4e97bf779a461ea7f9113a3b7e9fe87a6b91f8 I make the following changes:
- "Silent" now means that email notifications are not sent, but activity items continue to be created
- There is now an option for "silent delete" when you delete a document. The toggle is a checkbox in the dialog box.
Ready to test on openlabdev.org.