Today a tester asked me for some help testing a new feature in one of our web applications. I expected him to ask me for help conjuring up some WatiN magic. Nope.
Okay, let's ignore the fact that "Delete Ad" is hidden under a label that says "Update Ad". This is broken in all kinds of ways but I want to focus on just one: this UI is using a combo box to perform irreversible actions. The potential for user confusion and error is staggering. Combo boxes should never perform high-latency side-effects on selection, irreversible ones much less so!
I've opened a spec defect to address this issue. The new code is still on the testing environment. So hopefully it'll get fixed before any of our users actually see it.