Corey Burger corey.burger at
Mon Nov 28 18:52:08 GMT 2005

On 11/28/05, Wouter Stomp <wouterstomp at> wrote:
> > >
> > > Regardless of the disk space, I think it would also be reasonable to
> > > delete items automatically from the trash after one month. That also
> > > avoids cluttering up the trash when you actually want to restore
> > > something.
> > That would be a lovely option to turn ON but not one that every should
> > be on by default. I happen to use my trash as a place to store things
> > I don't think I need but might. As such I never empty it.
> >
> > Corey
> I don't think that is the most usual use of the trash and at least I
> don't think that is its intended use. Of course I don't know for sure
> nor do I have any numbers on it, but I think the average user uses the
> trash to restore accidentily deleted items and you are an exception,
> so it would be reasonable I think to turn such an option on by
> default.
> Wouter.

Automatically deleting things violates the concept that users data is
sacred. There is no valid reason in my mind why this concept should be
broken anywhere.


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