I don't want to call it "trashing" either; it sounds very unprofessional to me. FWIW the term on computer OS's is "recycle bin", not "trash bin" (at least on Windows, which covers the vast majority of users). Also, I think using the term "trash" would confuse users that are used to a "Trash Bin" forum MOD that moves posts to that forum; this doesn't move posts, it just hides them.callumacrae wrote:I'm not really a fan of the term "trashing" - it is an extremely American word, and phpBB uses en-GB. However, en-GB doesn't really have any suitable equivalents.
I agree here as well; if we have to drop the word soft and change hard to permanent, that would be the best option.callumacrae wrote:I personally would vote for "deleting" and "permanently deleting".
FWIW terminology used in competing software (from what I can tell):
- vBulletin - "soft delete"/"physical delete"
- IPB - "Hide"/"Delete" - NOTE: From what I understand from this topic, hide is basically equivalent to Unapprove/Disapprove, and Delete is functionally equivalent to Trash Bin; I do not see an actual phsyical deletion described in that topic.
I wouldn't be against a simply "Hide from view" or even just "Hide" button, and then "Delete" would be just like it is now. So instead of the soft delete terminology, you could have
That being said, I kind of like the "Phsyical delete" terminology...Are you should you want to hide this post from public view?
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