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Right now there's a "No Comment" radio button in the auto-comment dialog for deleting a question in Review-beta. However, it's possible to just vote to delete and not leave a comment by hitting the delete button. It seems like it would easier to use if there wasn't a "No Comment" choice, but rather a revised wording on the delete button (like "delete with no comment" if no radio button is selected).enter image description here

Sorry for the messy mouse writing ;) I know this is a small change but I figured since this just showed up it smaller suggestions wouldn't be so bad.

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Wow, auto-comments... – Benjol Aug 9 '12 at 4:45
@Benjol: look familiar? ;-) – Shog9 Aug 9 '12 at 5:31
@Shog9, eh, kinda. The jackass in me is hesitating between being indignant or very proud :) – Benjol Aug 9 '12 at 6:16
@Benjol I've been using your auto-comment thing for a while now, glad that they put it in. – Dustin Aug 9 '12 at 23:30
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After the next build "No comment" will be the default selection.

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Radio buttons can't be unselected; it doesn't make sense to have "unselected" mean something. I really think this should remain as an explicit option. Just because I pick one of the other options doesn't mean I should never be able to pick the no comment option; that's effectively what a "no radio selection" implementation would mean.

Changing the delete button's text is also dangerous; at a glance it could seem the only option is delete with no comment, since that's how the button appears by default. It appears to make the form meaningless, then suddenly changes if you select something.

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You're right about the radio buttons; maybe a better design would be to change the radio buttons to normal buttons and remove the delete button altogether... Anything that removes non-review work from review is good in my book. I see you have a lot of rep in UX so you probably know what's up. – Dustin Aug 9 '12 at 2:28

Seems like an easy fix would be just to have the 'no comment' radio button selected by default.

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Wow, can't believe I didn't think of that. – Dustin Aug 9 '12 at 3:24

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