Reply to post: I can believe it!

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

GlenP Silver badge

I can believe it!

With one system we stopped using Y to continue as the users would never actually read the messages, sometimes resulting in data loss.

We started using a random character generator instead, with second character confirmations for more "dangerous" tasks, so, for example:

"Do you wish to erase all data? Press L to continue"

"Do you really wish to erase all data? Press T to confirm"

It worked.

Glen

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019