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By jonathanirvings, history, 4 years ago, In English,

I don't know whether it is only for me, but I have an issue with Codeforces Blog.

When you want to edit your blog, at the (almost) end of the page, there are 4 buttons : "Post", "Discard", "Save draft", "Preview". The rest of the buttons seems trivial, but I have an issue with the "Discard" button.

The "discard" button looks like "discard the edit" for me, which means "my edit will be discarded, thus everything that I type will be ignored and my blog will stay as before". However, that's not the case. The "discard" button here actually means "delete the blog".

I have accidentally deleted two blogs because of this issue. But I don't know, is it only me?

 
 
 
 
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This is how I deleted my blog once last year.

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Same thing happened to me! After that mistake I understood I should discard that 'Discard'.

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Yeah, I've accidentaly discarded our round editorial post once :)

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I think Codeforces should have "Soft Delete" feature and allow users to restore their deleted blogs/comments.

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So it seems that the confusion is not only for me.

Codeforces team, maybe we can change the button to something more intuitive? :)

"Delete blog" and "Discard edit", or something like that?

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You are completely right. It is not intuitive. If you accidentally deleted some texts, I can recover them.