Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-C: “Cannot Drag and Drop out of Trash with Soft Deletes Enabled”

Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity.  In exhibit 001-C we see how Notes inflicts purposeful psychological damage.

You accidentally delete something (easy to do in Notes). So you open the “Trash” folder, find your item and drag it back to the Inbox. Then this appears:

This dialog appears to tell you that can’t do something the way you wanted but instead must click a button on the toolbar to do the EXACT SAME THING. If you click that button your item is moved from “Trash” to “Inbox” without further ado. Let’s examine this:

  • Notes clearly recognizes that you are trying to move an item from the trash to the inbox.
  • Notes knows (but you don’t) that “Soft Deletes” (whatever that is) prevents this from happening.
  • Notes knows that pressing that button will do EXACTLY what you want.

So the question has to be asked: “If Notes knows all of that why doesn’t it HIT THE BUTTON ITSELF and move the item?” Why does it surface some esoteric under-the-covers semantical problem and slap you in the face with it?

The only answer possible?  Notes hates America.

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  1. ptf, I am having that fight and it is NOT a trash folder that the email is in.

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