I am working with order page, when user press on Cancel Order Button, He should Choice one of the following:

1-cancel order.

2-(opposite of Cancel) order.(this choice Means do not do any thing with order)

What is the opposite of Cancel on this case? keep in your mind, Cancel is usually what you press to decline an action in a UI situation, and here on my second choice, I am trying to do that.

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  • Do not cancel order. – Glorfindel Feb 20 '17 at 12:40
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    It's tricky because Cancel is usually what you press to decline an action in a UI situation. – polarysekt Feb 20 '17 at 12:46
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    I'd be tempted to go with, "Proceed" as in proceed to cancel order, and "Return" as in return to order. Or, "Are you sure you want to CANCEL ORDER" - Yes / No. Or a "CANCEL ORDER" / "CONTINUE WITH ORDER" but it would seem misleading. – polarysekt Feb 20 '17 at 12:48
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    @HotLicks The scenario is clicking "Cancel Order", then confirming (or declining). It would make the UI ambiguous if the confirmation buttons are Cancel and Continue/Proceed. Cancel could be taken to mean Cancel the order or Cancel the order cancellation; and Proceed could be taken to mean Proceed with the order or Proceed with the cancellation. – Lawrence Feb 20 '17 at 13:02
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on User Experience, not ELU. – FumbleFingers Feb 20 '17 at 13:11

Normally, you'd call it cancel (to cancel the operation). But since the operation is already called cancel, you might want to call it retain instead. That is, you want to press that #2 button to retain the order.

Retain verb 1 Continue to have (something); keep possession of. - ODO

This avoids giving the impression of accepting or even executing the order, and allows the status quo to remain.

As you note, "Cancel is usually what you press to decline an action in a UI situation". To keep the UI consistent, you may want to rename the operation "Delete Order" or "Retract Order", and keep cancel for its usual function.


I guess it should be "Accept Order".

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