Ticket #7828 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

"erase activity" confusion

Reported by: skierpage Owned by: Eben
Priority: low Milestone: 9.1.0-cancelled
Component: sugar Version: olpc-3
Keywords: Cc:
Action Needed: never set Verified: no
Deployments affected: Blocked By:
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Description

If I need to permanently remove an activity's code, in Build joyride-2230 hovering on an activity in Home view brings up {name of activity} with an Erase menu item. But in the Journal, the default for each "session document" is "Write Activity", "Paint Activity", etc. and those also have an Erase menu item. One action removes the activity's code (after a confirmation prompt), the other action just removes a "session document" without a prompt; from the language alone it's easy to get them confused.

Scenario: you're told "Erase the Write activity to upgrade/free up space/it has a virus" and you go into the Journal, find something called "Write Activity" and erase it.

Maybe the answer is to change the Journal's default "session document" name. I can't find a good synonym for "activity" -- "toil in the Write Activity"? "Write Activity shenanigans"?

Change History

in reply to: ↑ description   Changed 6 years ago by Eben

  • blockedby 3225, 3900, 7859 added

Replying to skierpage:

If I need to permanently remove an activity's code, in Build joyride-2230 hovering on an activity in Home view brings up {name of activity} with an Erase menu item. But in the Journal, the default for each "session document" is "Write Activity", "Paint Activity", etc. and those also have an Erase menu item. One action removes the activity's code (after a confirmation prompt), the other action just removes a "session document" without a prompt; from the language alone it's easy to get them confused.

Actually, we should have confirmation on the removal of Journal entries too (at least if they aren't backed up). I created a ticket for this: #7859.

Scenario: you're told "Erase the Write activity to upgrade/free up space/it has a virus" and you go into the Journal, find something called "Write Activity" and erase it.

I believe that "sessions" (Journal entries) currently have "activity" appended to their name by default, whereas the activity bundles themselves are simply referred to by name (without "activity"). That is true in Home as well as the Neighborhood, and the latest versions of the Journal.

Maybe the answer is to change the Journal's default "session document" name. I can't find a good synonym for "activity" -- "toil in the Write Activity"? "Write Activity shenanigans"?

"Instance" may be a better word than "activity" to convey that it's one of many potential instances. There are already 2 tickets open for improving activity titles:

  • #3225: Need better default activity titles
  • #3900: Need support for activity supplied default activity titles

My inclination is to say that the other tickets linked here successfully address the various concerns you bring up in this ticket. I'll leave this open and blocked by these, for reference. If you have further concerns beyond those covered by these tickets, please add them.

  Changed 6 years ago by marco

  • milestone changed from 8.2.0 (was Update.2) to 9.1.0
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