Politically-correct version, reposted to cater to THE FORUM RULES regarding my use of language.
What have you been thinking?
With the latest iteration of Rapidweaver 7 updates, 7.3.1, you introduced what is one of the most useless features ever: A nonsensical message box at the end of the publishing process, that is not only totally useless, but a productivity killer as well. Have you thought long and hard over this?
Let me bypass the poor grammar (…files can causes…) as if it’s written by a dyslexic 3rd grader, and concentrate of the 2 serious issues:
- I know multiple index files may cause issues. In my case, however, it does not detect both a .php and a .html file. Rather, it detects a .php and a TOTALLY HARMLESS .bak file, which is my .html file renamed. I have my reasons for doing that, and wish to keep it this way.
You claim lots of users flood the forum and support queue with “my pages aren’t publishing” messages when what they have is both an index.html and and index.php page in their directory. Well, I do not have both a .php and a.html file. I have a .php and a .bak index file, and am experiencing no problems, nor do I expect to experience any problems because of the presence of an index.bak file, ever. Your “feature” should be smart enough to realize this, but it is not. And it’s destroying my workflow. I know what I am doing, and do not need to be reminded by you, each and every time I publish a project, for heaven’s sake!
- Because it takes time to publish a website, after I issue the command to publish, I take the opportunity to get up from my desk to stretch, use the bathroom, pour myself a cup of tea or what have you, catch up with some news, and wait for the audible signal that my site has been published to return to my desk. With this new feature, however, this “beep” never gets heard, because that nonsensical message box halts the process and waits for someone to click “OK” BEFORE it lets the “beep” sound.
As a result, it’s been just a few days already, but I’ve lost several hours of productivity. What the heck! Have you really thought this over?
Please make this obtuse feature optional (I can guarantee you I will always have it turned OFF) or better yet, remove that FEATURE altogether. Or, at the very least, you can have that productivity-killing message show up AFTER the site has been published, and the end-of-publishing-process sound has been heard. Thanks.