Steps to reproduce are simple:

  1. Click the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™.
  2. Click "edit" besides "Your Communities" section.
  3. Remove all communities:

  4. Click "Save".

Expected behavior: list is empty and stays empty.

What really happens: list is reset back to top 5 sites, as if I clicked "reset to default list".

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    @LowerClassOverflowian nope, if I remove all except one, I have only one site in there. If I remove it, it grow back to the default 5. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 4 '14 at 13:50
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    How dare you shut out the almightly Stack Exchange network sites?!?! YOUR PUNISHMENT SHALL COME! – Doorknob Mar 4 '14 at 13:53
  • I tried removing only 4 items and saved it, works. Again removed the remaining one, it got reset-ted back to 5 items. I think the list is not allowed to be empty(validation). – Praveen Mar 4 '14 at 14:43
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    @Praveen that's correct. Still a bug in my opinion. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 4 '14 at 14:44

This is really by design.

You can basically have a custom list however you want or the default one. Nonexistence isn't really an option.

Why would someone want to do away with the list completely?

  • I was just doing it to test, personally don't want empty list but if you give the option to remove, many people will think they can remove them all. Can you show some message at least when trying to save empty list, disable the save button or simply don't let the user to remove when there is only one item? It would be more user friendly. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 4 '14 at 15:38
  • showing some validation message, will be nice. – Praveen Mar 4 '14 at 15:39
  • I take your point, but it isn't really an error. Emptying your list basically means you don't want a custom list anymore, which results in the default list coming back. – Jeremy T Mar 4 '14 at 15:50

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