Nothing is completely idiot proof,
Tis true, and when you start getting close someone just invents a bigger idiot lol.
but I have wondered why a bulk delete could not be accomplished with some sort of built-in backup.
I read the latest on this thread earlier and was thinking about the same thing Jerry has outlined. Bit like RM realizing "this idiot is about to something they will likely regret, so I better make a resotore point on the fly for when they find out and start ringing support"
I would really like it if the software would not try to put all kinds of safeguards into the software to help prevent people from 'damaging' their data. We have to put the onus on the people using the software to use sound judgement when doing things. By putting all these checks in place 'just in case someone makes an error' makes it difficult and cumbersome for all other people. We don't need to be 'held by the hand' every time we try to do something. I would prefer that the developers spend their time addressing the real issues and enhancements that people want rather than preventing people from making 'idiot' mistakes.
Sorry if I sound off on this issue, but I think we need to put more responsibility back on the people who use this software. If they make a mistake, then they have to fix it! Let's get on to the real development and address the real issues!
I do agree and do wish RM would start catering more for power users, you can do no more than strongle advise the making of a backup before some operations, you can do nothing with those who choose to ignore that advice.