Re: What sort of 'acceptance' is required by the end user?
Since Vista? Seriously?This has gone on since computers where invented. It's human nature. I remember well 30 years ago directors of companies getting shirty because someone had run month end/year end and answered Y to all the questions and somehow it was our (the software houses) fault.
I think the problem is that users do tend to click "Y" without really reading the prompt. This is also a good way of spreading viruses.. Many is the time I've had to clean multiple infections from machines where the user has gone to a dodgy site to watch the latest Star Wars (or whatever), and been told that their media player needs upgrading. Usually they get a lecture, from me, about not installing software offered to them from a dodgy site, but that's usually ignored, and the machine ends up infected again.
Mind you, software isn't always blameless.. I used to work for a freight forwarding company and they used an IBM AT to store details of their shipments, and enter those details into HMRCs computer system. As such, they had to use the software mandated by HMRC.
To minimise storage requirements, the software offered a facility to delete old records, and to do this, you entered a range of record numbers,and had to click Y to multiple questions. We were required keep record for 5 years, so we used to delete the computer records and archive the paper ones.
One afternoon, my boss entered the start record number and end record number but entered them the wrong way round. He didn't really check his work, and answered "Y" to all the prompts, and the computer started deleting records. I happened to glance at the screen later, and noticed it was deleting a record number outside the range it was supposed to be working on. I asked my boss, he said that wasn't what he'd entered and, somehow, I managed to stop it.
Unfortunately, it had deleted the records of half the shipments we had dealt with in the last five years, and they had no backups. There were tens of thousands of records, and guess who got the enter them all into the system.. It took months.
We reported that bug to the software manufacturer, but I've no idea if it was fixed as we lost a lot of business at that time (quite possibly as a result of the disruption caused by that accident), and I was made redundant a couple of months later.