A month or so ago, one of our formidable beta testers (and community moderator) alerted us to the fact that a certain dialog box was confusing:
“Let me walk you through my train of thought. The Dialogue is telling me that all Downloaded games are going to be deleted, then it asks me if I’m sure I want to do that, but it gives me the option of Cancel and “Delete Games only” So why is it warning me that everything will be deleted instead of asking me which option I want?” — tsrblke2
Looking at it with fresh eyes, we conceded that it was indeed a mixed-up piece of messaging, asking “The dialog is trying to warn you of the hugeness of what you’re about to do AND offer you a couple of saves. Would modifying the final question (and the ‘are you sure?’ header) to something non-question-y like ‘Please select an option’ help?”
In jumped another one of our beta testers, a smart fellow named amiantos, with the following:
Aside from overexplaining the options, and making the current dialog more confusing, the only way to fix it would be to re-do the whole thing. I should draw this out. — amiantos
And draw it out he did:
“Well, shoot. There it is,” we thought. Why mess with someone’s spot-on design? So we didn’t touch it. Now, in version 3.1, when you attempt to delete any games that have local data attached to them, you’ll see a dialog that looks ever so suspiciously like the very dialog that our talented beta tester designed:
Ahh… that was easy. Thanks, guys!